Pathways to Opportunities provides support for adults with learning disabilities, autism, complex needs and chaotic lifestyles. We provide a quality service for adults aged 18+ within the borough of Oldham. Person centred planning and reviews are something that will be done on a regular basis to ensure we maximise the full potential of the people we support. Pathways to Opportunities provides support workers who are trained to the highest standards, and are dedicated to providing excellent care.
Pathways to Opportunities consists of 3 branches:
- Day Service
- Outreach Support
- Care at Home
Outreach Support is where our staff come to pick you up, and take you out and about within the local and extended community, to participate in various activities, advance any interest or hobbies you may have, or simply to accompany you to any appointments or do your weekly food shopping.
Most of our staff have cars available, or are more than happy to accompany you on public transport.
We encourage our outreach service users to go swimming, participate in gym/class activities, visit museums/points of interest, walk in local parks, etc.
Our Day Service is located in the heart of the community in Chadderton, just behind the Town Hall. We open from 9am-3.30pm Monday to Friday, and 12pm-5pm on Saturdays and Sundays (These times can be flexible in accordance with your care package to best suit your needs – we can offer a bespoke service combining Day Service/1:1 support).
Bikes for All
Adapted bikes in an indoor and outdoor setting, which can build on your motor skills and mobility
At Pathways, we are firm believers that ‘music is the key to our soul’. We have a fantastic amp and disco light system which provides endless hours of karaoke, dancing and entertainment for those who enjoy music. We also love to listen to music on the radio and encourage the people we support to request their favourite songs to listen to
We encourage our service users who are able to do so, to visit the local swimming baths as often as possible.
We all love a game of Bowling at the local Bowling alley! – How many strikes can you get?
We have created our own bespoke sensory room to meet the needs of the people we support, who have autism and sensory needs. The Sensory Room is a fantastic place to relax, take in the sounds, lights and fibre optics and is a safe space for everyone who wishes to utilise it
Our fully qualified Zumba instructor does a weekly class on a Tuesday. This will get your blood pumping and is guarenteed to make you smile!
Relaxation and Pamper sessions
We have foot-spa’s, creams, relaxing music and gentle hands which will ensure you are fully de-stressed. We also have makeup, nail varnish and encourage you to bring in your own toiletries for a little ‘spruce up’ to make you feel wonderful before you go home.
We love to party at Pathways to opportunities, and we have so much fun hosting Christmas, Summer and Halloween parties throughout the year. We’re also partial to having fancy dress competitions if you are up for a challenge.
Arts and Crafts
We provide paints, pencils, paper and other materials to bring out the creative side in you. We particularly enjoy making crafts around special occasions such as Birthdays, Easter, Christmas and any other holiday we can celebrate!