A Woman is helping a man in a wheelchair to play a drum.


Evolve is an exciting, person-centred daytime project that caters for adults with high support needs: PMLD/ complex health needs/severe learning disabilities. It runs Monday to Friday 50 weeks a year, and provides a variety of multi-sensory activities creating opportunities for social interaction and learning new skills.

Staffing ratios are based and costed on the needs of the client but typically 1:1 or 1:2 with additional support as required, for example during personal care or trips in the community.

The project increases the skills of the members in a fun way within a social environment. It allows its members to participate in a plethora of activities aimed at meeting different interests and aspirations such as independent living skills, travel training, social skills. Swimming and music remain firm favourites and are regularly offered within the varied programme.

We use specialist equipment including an interactive white board and eye-gaze technology, which is extremely beneficial to our members, and P Pod bean bags with moulded, made to measure seats which will benefit our members who use wheel chairs.

There is sound evidence of the progress all existing members have made, some are just small steps but are significant to those involved. These include a member learning to say out loud another name other than “mum” (Deb- the name of a member of staff) – in 22 years this is the first new word – a wonderful testament to the time and energy invested into the project by the staff team.

Member Stories

Carl has really enjoyed his time at Evolve, he comes home smiling every day.

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A group of members are dressed up in pantomime costumes


The Daylight project runs Monday to Friday from our venues in Chelmsley Wood (Daylight North) and central Solihull (Daylight South). It offers meaningful daytime activities via a member-led programme, providing a continually stimulating environment with a maximum of 20 members in each group and 1:4 staffing ratio.

Our aim is to provide a positive and meaningful experience, where people enjoy and look forward to coming to project. The activity programme is formulated from the ideas of the activities that members want to do, voted for democratically by the group and incorporated into a structured and varied timetable. All activities incorporate a core theme of developing and maintaining skills and experiences. Most of all it’s about having FUN!

We organise and facilitate a variety of internal and external activities. We regularly celebrate birthdays and have disco, pub and night club theme activities. We also go out to the cinema and to pub lunches. Theme parks and zoos are popular member choices – as are the Sea Life centre, Cadbury World and Drayton Manor Park. We aim to have one big day trip each year.

Here are the core themes and examples of how we incorporate them into activities

  • Social skills — developing positive relationships
  • Community access – being part of the community
  • Choice & risk taking —making our own informed choices. Independence
  • Personal care
  • Communication
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Cultural

We work with our members, the people who know them well and other relevant people and professionals involved in their life. This involves regular communication with parents and carers to ensure continuity of care and support, attending and facilitating meetings with social workers, speech therapists, psychologists and more,  when appropriate.

Member Stories

At 63, Heidi is one of our oldest members.

At 63, Heidi is one of our oldest members. Typically quiet during the sessions, her support staff say she always talks enthusiastically about her day, when she gets home.

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