Profound and multiple learning disabilities

Easy Does It (Edi)

EDI is a successful day service established in 1995 for adults who have profound and multiple learning disabilities.

The service provides care, recreational and educational activities 5 days a week.

EDI is situated approx ½ mile from Gateway’s main base on Lincoln street just off Oldham road (map). The building is fully adapted to meet all of the needs of our service users and is wheelchair friendly.

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A variety of Delicious, hot, nutritious meals are prepared and cooked daily on site. We accommodate and cater to all dietary requirements.

Despite the group being named ‘easy does it’ this is not always the case as the group enjoys a good balance of slow and fast paced activities ranging from Zumba, drumming circle and rebound therapy to Hydrotherapy, light stimulation and aromatherapy.

EDI own  3 vehicles including a bus so service users can be picked up from home in the morning and dropped home in the afternoon, alternatively families/carers can drop individuals off and pick.

The staff at EDI pride themselves on offering a very personal service and work very closely with service users and families to make sure that this is achieved.

The group currently consists of 12 service users with 8 support workers, 1 full time apprentice and 1 volunteer.