Movers and Groovers Dancercise Class

Exercise is FUN!

Michelle Mangeolles our lovely Yoga instructor has introduced a fun new class to our exciting schedule on the Leep1 Facebook Group.

Movers and Groovers started last week and was a huge hit. The class was brilliant fun and got everyone, dancing, singing, air guitaring and of course exercising!

Michelle has been a yoga instructor for over 10 years and has been helping our members stay agile and active with regular yoga sessions at the weekends during lockdown. The sessions have many benefits such as : reducing stress and improving everyday movement.

We’re looking forward to the next Dance Exercise lesson tonight.

Find out more about Michelle here:

Online Food Safety Training

A Report by Sapphire Malcolm

Sapphire Malcolm joined the Leep1 Facebook group during lockdown. Since March she has been learning all about food safety in our morning online classes. She has been an A Grade student throughout and we are proud that she can be put forward to sit her NVQ exam when she feels ready.
This film is written and presented by Sapphire. She tells us why she enjoys the course and what she has learnt over the last few months
Sapphire’s report

Cafe Leep is a Community Cafe and accredited training centre for adults with learning disabilities. The trainees would gain hands on work experience helping to run the cafe while studying food safety. Our NVQ tutor ( Darren Nixon) helps them pass a nationally recognised Level 2 in Food Safety which prepares our trainees for employment in other cafes and catering.

During lockdown Darren continued to run his sessions with our trainees via our Facebook Group. We are really pleased that the sessions could be accessed by other members who were interested in learning new skills too.

Having regular sessions and a learning focus every morning was an important way to keeping well when many social support centres were closed. The sessions were also a lot of fun and members and trainees enjoyed seeing and supporting each other.

Out and About

Photo by Kyle Harrison

The team at Leep1 are working hard to get us re-open in the Autumn and we are all really looking forward to getting to the stage where we can run our full timetable of activities again.

Our Out and About Group and Walking Group would normally happen on a Wednesday and Thursday morning at Leep1. Now that restrictions have being lifted, more of our members are able to be more active. There have been camping weekends, seaside walks, shopping trips and lunch with friends. It’s been a big relief for our members to be able to meet up safely with one another after such a long time in isloation.

It’s lovely to see all the photos of these adventures on our Facebook Group.

Here are just a few of our favourites….