Congratulations to the service users at The Richardson Partnership for Care who were presented with their ASDAN certificates at a special awards ceremony at The Mews.
ASDAN stands for the Award Scheme Development & Accreditation Network. It offers educational programmes and qualifications with flexible ways of accrediting skills for learning, employment and life.
The Richardson Partnership for Care is an ASDAN-accredited centre, which means that we can provide ASDAN programmes in-house for our service users. They help them to develop skills, achieve accredited qualifications and increase their independence and self-confidence.
Sallie Maris, our Arts & Crafts lady, manages the programme in which around 30 service users with learning difficulties or an acquired brain injury are currently participating. The Independent Living and Creativity modules are our main focus as they help to bring back skills that have been lost as well as providing enjoyment, engagement and a sense of achievement.
Each service user completes a portfolio to show what they have achieved and there are various pass levels: experience recorded, spoken help and no help. These enable progress to be recorded and achievements acknowledged with accredited qualifications.