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Aspire Community Benefit Society supports people with learning disabilities to have better lives through the provision of high-quality, person-centred, care and support services.

Our purpose is to enhance the quality of the lives of the people we support by empowering them to be as independent as possible. Citizenship is at the heart of our organisation.

We support people to make the most of their strengths and to take an active part in the communities in which they live. We want the people we support to lead fulfilling lives and to ensure they are safeguarded from avoidable harm.


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  • Great British Ghost Hunt
    All day
    October 1, 2021-October 31, 2021

    Throughout October Aspire is taking part in the Great British Ghost Hunt.  You can join the ghost hunt in your day service, supporting living service, respite service or at home.

    You’ll find a great step-by-step guide on how to make a ghost in our AspireCBS does the Great British Ghost Hunt group (you’ll need to join the group to be able to see the guide).  There’s also all the details you and/or staff will need for creating a fun ghost hunt.

    Happy Ghost Hunting!!

  • ENE Area Zoom
    10:30 -11:15
    October 1, 2021

    Ailsa Ryder (Involvement Coordinator for the ENE area) is hosting weekly Zoom meetings which are open to people who attend any of our ENE services.

    This is an opportunity for you to chat with friends and catch up on all their news. If you want to join in, you’ll need a Meeting ID and Passcode which you can get from a member of staff or any of the Involvement Coordinators (Tim, Ailsa or Caroline).

  • Rock ‘n’ Roll Bingo
    10:30 -12:00
    October 1, 2021

    Hosted by Becci at Rothwell Day Services, this is a fun way to test your music knowledge.

    Contact Becci Barker for your Meeting ID number and passcode. Once you have the details keep hold of them and use them every time you want to join in.

    Your cards for this week’s game: Halloween

     

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  • Baking
    All day
    October 2, 2021

    This week’s recipe will be posted here soon.

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  • Music & Exercise
    All day
    October 4, 2021

    Join Becci each week in her fun music and exercise class.

    This is: Class 44 – Dirty Dancing

  • Sports Round-Up
    10:30 -11:30
    October 4, 2021

    Do you love sport? Then why not join Ian on Mondays for the Sports Round-Up on Zoom? You’ll be able to talk about your favourite teams and there’ll be sports news, predictions and maybe even a sports quiz.

    Contact anyone at Hillside for a Meeting ID number and passcode or look at the Aspire Friendship Group on Facebook. Once you have the details, keep hold of them and use them every time you want to join in.

  • SSE Quiz
    13:30 -14:15
    October 4, 2021

    This weekly live quiz is open to people who attend any of our SSE services. Debbie Butcher is your quiz master. Why not test how good your knowledge is?

    To join in the session on Facebook, speak to a member of staff or your local Involvement Coordinator, Tim Snell, who will let you know the details.

    If you are not from one of our SSE services, you can still join in the fun. Click the links below to download the questions and answers sheets from this week’s quiz:

    SSE Quiz [DD Month YYYY] – Questions
    SSE Quiz [DD Month YYYY] – Questions with Answers

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  • CICs Catch-Up
    10:30 -11:30
    October 5, 2021

    A weekly Zoom session with Aspire’s very own Involvement Co-ordinators: Ailsa, Caroline and Tim.

    They will bring you news from across our services, tell you about upcoming diary dates and there may also be a guest or two.

    Before you join the meeting for the first time you will need to get a Meeting ID number and Passcode from one of the Involvement Co-ordinators. Once you have the details, keep hold of them and use them every time you want to join in.

  • Get Online Chat
    13:00 -14:00
    October 5, 2021

    Are you getting into digital or thinking about it? Not sure where to begin? Want to learn more about how others are getting online or share your experience with them? Then join this regular Zoom chat led by Julie Lill.

    The first time you want to join the chat, contact Julie, Tim, Caroline or Ailsa and they will give you a Meeting ID number and Passcode.

    Once you have the meeting details, keep hold of them and use them every time you want to join in.

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  • Musical Theatre
    All day
    October 6, 2021

    Join Becci in her Musical Theatre class and learn this week’s song and dance routine.

    This week is: The Aspire CBS Bingo Cha Cha Cha!

  • Music & Meditation
    10:00 -11:00
    October 6, 2021

    Life is very different at the moment, and we can all get a bit stressed. So why not enjoy some peace and calm by joining Gwilym’s Music & Meditation session?

    The first time you want to join in you’ll need to contact Gwilym, Tim, Caroline or Ailsa and they will give you a Meeting ID and Passcode.

    Once you have the details, keep hold of them and use them every time you want to join in.

  • Rock ‘n’ Roll Bingo
    13:30 -15:00
    October 6, 2021

    Hosted by Becci at Rothwell Day Services, this is a fun way to test your music knowledge.

    Contact Becci Barker for your Meeting ID number and passcode. Once you have the details keep hold of them and use them every time you want to join in.

    Your cards for this week’s game: Halloween

     

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  • All in This Together
    11:00 -12:00
    October 7, 2021

    Do you want to chat with your friends from across Aspire? You can by joining Julie on her regular Zoom session to catch up with their news and share yours.

    The first time you want to join the chat, contact Julie Lill and she will give you a Meeting ID number and Passcode.

    Once you have the meeting details, keep hold of them and use them every time you want to join in.

     

  • Music Request Show
    13:30 -14:30
    October 7, 2021

    Join our fabulous DJ, Nigel ‘Cally’ Callaghan, for an afternoon party with music from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s.

    You can join the party on Mixcloud Thursdays between 1:30 and 2:30pm. Try to be prompt so you don’t miss the fun! Also, don’t forget to request your favourite songs and DJ Cally will try to play as many of them as he can.

    You can watch a recording of this live event a few days after it has ended. Just go to our Online Activities page and click the tab called ‘Music, Dance & Exercise’.

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  • ENE Area Zoom
    10:30 -11:15
    October 8, 2021

    Ailsa Ryder (Involvement Coordinator for the ENE area) is hosting weekly Zoom meetings which are open to people who attend any of our ENE services.

    This is an opportunity for you to chat with friends and catch up on all their news. If you want to join in, you’ll need a Meeting ID and Passcode which you can get from a member of staff or any of the Involvement Coordinators (Tim, Ailsa or Caroline).

  • Rock ‘n’ Roll Bingo
    10:30 -12:00
    October 8, 2021

    Hosted by Becci at Rothwell Day Services, this is a fun way to test your music knowledge.

    Contact Becci Barker for your Meeting ID number and passcode. Once you have the details keep hold of them and use them every time you want to join in.

    Your cards for this week’s game: Halloween 

     

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  • Music & Exercise
    All day
    October 11, 2021

    Join Becci each week in her fun music and exercise class.

    This is: Class  Hallowscream Part 1

  • Sports Round-Up
    10:30 -11:30
    October 11, 2021

    Do you love sport? Then why not join Ian on Mondays for the Sports Round-Up on Zoom? You’ll be able to talk about your favourite teams and there’ll be sports news, predictions and maybe even a sports quiz.

    Contact anyone at Hillside for a Meeting ID number and passcode or look at the Aspire Friendship Group on Facebook. Once you have the details, keep hold of them and use them every time you want to join in.

  • SSE Quiz
    13:30 -14:15
    October 11, 2021

    This weekly live quiz is open to people who attend any of our SSE services. Debbie Butcher is your quiz master. Why not test how good your knowledge is?

    To join in the session on Facebook, speak to a member of staff or your local Involvement Coordinator, Tim Snell, who will let you know the details.

    If you are not from one of our SSE services, you can still join in the fun. Click the links below to download the questions and answers sheets from this week’s quiz:

    SSE Quiz 11 October-2011 – Questions
    SSE Quiz 11 October-2011 – Questions with Answers

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  • CICs Catch-Up
    10:30 -11:30
    October 12, 2021

    A weekly Zoom session with Aspire’s very own Involvement Co-ordinators: Ailsa, Caroline and Tim.

    They will bring you news from across our services, tell you about upcoming diary dates and there may also be a guest or two.

    Before you join the meeting for the first time you will need to get a Meeting ID number and Passcode from one of the Involvement Co-ordinators. Once you have the details, keep hold of them and use them every time you want to join in.

  • Get Online Chat
    13:00 -14:00
    October 12, 2021

    Are you getting into digital or thinking about it? Not sure where to begin? Want to learn more about how others are getting online or share your experience with them? Then join this regular Zoom chat led by Julie Lill.

    The first time you want to join the chat, contact Julie, Tim, Caroline or Ailsa and they will give you a Meeting ID number and Passcode.

    Once you have the meeting details, keep hold of them and use them every time you want to join in.

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  • Musical Theatre
    All day
    October 13, 2021

    Join Becci in her Musical Theatre class and learn this week’s song and dance routine.

    This week is: Witch Doctor

     

  • Music & Meditation
    10:00 -11:00
    October 13, 2021

    Life is very different at the moment, and we can all get a bit stressed. So why not enjoy some peace and calm by joining Gwilym’s Music & Meditation session?

    The first time you want to join in you’ll need to contact Gwilym, Tim, Caroline or Ailsa and they will give you a Meeting ID and Passcode.

    Once you have the details, keep hold of them and use them every time you want to join in.

  • Rock ‘n’ Roll Bingo
    13:30 -15:00
    October 13, 2021

    Hosted by Becci at Rothwell Day Services, this is a fun way to test your music knowledge.

    Contact Becci Barker for your Meeting ID number and passcode. Once you have the details keep hold of them and use them every time you want to join in.

    Your cards for this week’s game: Halloween

     

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  • All in This Together
    11:00 -12:00
    October 14, 2021

    Do you want to chat with your friends from across Aspire? You can by joining Julie on her regular Zoom session to catch up with their news and share yours.

    The first time you want to join the chat, contact Julie Lill and she will give you a Meeting ID number and Passcode.

    Once you have the meeting details, keep hold of them and use them every time you want to join in.

  • Music Request Show
    13:30 -14:30
    October 14, 2021

    Join our fabulous DJ, Nigel ‘Cally’ Callaghan, for an afternoon party with music from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s.

    You can join the party on Mixcloud Thursdays between 1:30 and 2:30pm. Try to be prompt so you don’t miss the fun! Also, don’t forget to request your favourite songs and DJ Cally will try to play as many of them as he can.

    You can watch a recording of this live event a few days after it has ended. Just go to our Online Activities page and click the tab called ‘Music, Dance & Exercise’.

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  • ENE Area Zoom
    10:30 -11:15
    October 15, 2021

    Ailsa Ryder (Involvement Coordinator for the ENE area) is hosting weekly Zoom meetings which are open to people who attend any of our ENE services.

    This is an opportunity for you to chat with friends and catch up on all their news. If you want to join in, you’ll need a Meeting ID and Passcode which you can get from a member of staff or any of the Involvement Coordinators (Tim, Ailsa or Caroline).

  • Rock ‘n’ Roll Bingo
    10:30 -12:00
    October 15, 2021

    Hosted by Becci at Rothwell Day Services, this is a fun way to test your music knowledge.

    Contact Becci Barker for your Meeting ID number and passcode. Once you have the details keep hold of them and use them every time you want to join in.

    Your cards for this week’s game: Halloween

     

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  • Music & Exercise
    All day
    October 18, 2021

    Join Becci each week in her fun music and exercise class.

    This is: Class 46 Hallowscream Part 2

  • Sports Round-up
    10:30 -11:30
    October 18, 2021

    Do you love sport? Then why not join Ian on Mondays for the Sports Round-Up on Zoom? You’ll be able to talk about your favourite teams and there’ll be sports news, predictions and maybe even a sports quiz.

    Contact anyone at Hillside for a Meeting ID number and passcode or look at the Aspire Friendship Group on Facebook. Once you have the details, keep hold of them and use them every time you want to join in.

  • SSE Quiz
    13:30 -14:15
    October 18, 2021

    This weekly live quiz is open to people who attend any of our SSE services. Debbie Butcher is your quiz master. Why not test how good your knowledge is?

    To join in the session on Facebook, speak to a member of staff or your local Involvement Coordinator, Tim Snell, who will let you know the details.

    If you are not from one of our SSE services, you can still join in the fun. Click the links below to download the questions and answers sheets from this week’s quiz:

    SSE Quiz18-October-2021 – Questions
    SSE Quiz 18-October-2021- Questions with Answers

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  • CICs Catch-Up
    10:30 -11:30
    October 19, 2021

    A weekly Zoom session with Aspire’s very own Involvement Co-ordinators: Ailsa, Caroline and Tim.

    They will bring you news from across our services, tell you about upcoming diary dates and there may also be a guest or two.

    Before you join the meeting for the first time you will need to get a Meeting ID number and Passcode from one of the Involvement Co-ordinators. Once you have the details, keep hold of them and use them every time you want to join in.

  • Get Online Chat
    13:00 -14:00
    October 19, 2021

    Are you getting into digital or thinking about it? Not sure where to begin? Want to learn more about how others are getting online or share your experience with them? Then join this regular Zoom chat led by Julie Lill.

    The first time you want to join the chat, contact Julie, Tim, Caroline or Ailsa and they will give you a Meeting ID number and Passcode.

    Once you have the meeting details, keep hold of them and use them every time you want to join in.

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  • Musical Theatre
    All day
    October 20, 2021

    Join Becci in her Musical Theatre class and learn this week’s song and dance routine.

    This week is: Thriller

  • Music & Meditation
    10:00 -11:00
    October 20, 2021

    Life is very different at the moment, and we can all get a bit stressed. So why not enjoy some peace and calm by joining Gwilym’s Music & Meditation session?

    The first time you want to join in you’ll need to contact Gwilym, Tim, Caroline or Ailsa and they will give you a Meeting ID and Passcode.

    Once you have the details, keep hold of them and use them every time you want to join in.

  • Rock ‘n’ Roll Bingo
    13:30 -15:00
    October 20, 2021

    Hosted by Becci at Rothwell Day Services, this is a fun way to test your music knowledge.

    Contact Becci Barker for your Meeting ID number and passcode. Once you have the details keep hold of them and use them every time you want to join in.

    Your cards for this week’s game: Halloween

     

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  • All in This Together
    11:00 -12:00
    October 21, 2021

    Do you want to chat with your friends from across Aspire? You can by joining Julie on her regular Zoom session to catch up with their news and share yours.

    The first time you want to join the chat, contact Julie Lill and she will give you a Meeting ID number and Passcode.

    Once you have the meeting details, keep hold of them and use them every time you want to join in.

  • Music Request Show
    13:30 -14:30
    October 21, 2021

    Join our fabulous DJ, Nigel ‘Cally’ Callaghan, for an afternoon party with music from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s.

    You can join the party on Mixcloud Thursdays between 1:30 and 2:30pm. Try to be prompt so you don’t miss the fun! Also, don’t forget to request your favourite songs and DJ Cally will try to play as many of them as he can.

    You can watch a recording of this live event a few days after it has ended. Just go to our Online Activities page and click the tab called ‘Music, Dance & Exercise’.

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  • ENE Area Zoom
    10:30 -11:15
    October 22, 2021

    Ailsa Ryder (Involvement Coordinator for the ENE area) is hosting weekly Zoom meetings which are open to people who attend any of our ENE services.

    This is an opportunity for you to chat with friends and catch up on all their news. If you want to join in, you’ll need a Meeting ID and Passcode which you can get from a member of staff or any of the Involvement Coordinators (Tim, Ailsa or Caroline).

  • Rock ‘n’ Roll Bingo
    10:30 -12:00
    October 22, 2021

    Hosted by Becci at Rothwell Day Services, this is a fun way to test your music knowledge.

    Contact Becci Barker for your Meeting ID number and passcode. Once you have the details keep hold of them and use them every time you want to join in.

    Your cards for this week’s game: Halloween

     

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  • Zombie Walk
    All day
    October 25, 2021

    Get your monster, zombie or Halloween costumes on and take a walk.  Not only will you be a spooktacular sight in your local community or service, but you’ll be getting some exercise too!  We want you to post your photographs to any of the Aspire Facebook groups or pages.  Don’t forget to also let us know (in your Facebook post) how many miles or steps you did.

  • HALLOWEEN WEEK
    All day
    October 25, 2021

    It’s the week of Halloween!!  We’ve got some special events lined up for you together with a Halloween theme to many of our regular events.  See the calendar for more details.

    Throughout October we’re asking you to post your Halloween photographs to your local Facebook groups or the official Aspire Facebook Page.  Our Involvement Coordinators, Tim, Caroline and Ailsa will be looking for the Best Pumpkin and Best Dressed Zombie.

    The winners will be announced on Friday, 29th October on Facebook during Becci Barker’s Halloween Rock ‘n’ Roll Bingo and there’ll be certificates for everyone who takes part.

    So dig out those costumes and get painting, preening and posting!!

  • Sports Round-Up
    10:30 -11:30
    October 25, 2021

    Do you love sport? Then why not join Ian on Mondays for the Sports Round-Up on Zoom? You’ll be able to talk about your favourite teams and there’ll be sports news, predictions and maybe even a sports quiz … all with a Halloween twist.

    Contact anyone at Hillside for a Meeting ID number and passcode or look at the Aspire Friendship Group on Facebook. Once you have the details, keep hold of them and use them every time you want to join in.

  • SSE Quiz
    13:30 -14:15
    October 25, 2021

    This weekly live quiz is open to people who attend any of our SSE services. Debbie Butcher is your quiz master. Why not test how good your knowledge is?

    To join in the session on Facebook, speak to a member of staff or your local Involvement Coordinator, Tim Snell, who will let you know the details.

    If you are not from one of our SSE services, you can still join in the fun. Click the links below to download the questions and answers sheets from this week’s Halloween-themed quiz:

    SSE Quiz 25-October-2021 – Questions
    SSE Quiz 25-October-2021 – Questions with Answers

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  • Zombie Walk
    All day
    October 26, 2021

    Get your monster, zombie or Halloween costumes on and take a walk.  Not only will you be a spooktacular sight in your local community or service, but you’ll be getting some exercise too!  We want you to post your photographs to any of the Aspire Facebook groups or pages.  Don’t forget to also let us know (in your Facebook post) how many miles or steps you did.

  • CICs Catch-Up
    10:30 -11:30
    October 26, 2021

    A weekly Zoom session with Aspire’s very own Involvement Co-ordinators: Ailsa, Caroline and Tim.

    They will bring you news from across our services, tell you about upcoming diary dates.  The guest this week is Dennis Holmes, the new Chair of our Board.

    Before you join the meeting for the first time you will need to get a Meeting ID number and Passcode from one of the Involvement Co-ordinators. Once you have the details, keep hold of them and use them every time you want to join in.

  • Get Online Chat
    13:00 -14:00
    October 26, 2021

    Are you getting into digital or thinking about it? Not sure where to begin? Want to learn more about how others are getting online or share your experience with them? Then join this regular Zoom chat led by Julie Lill.

    The first time you want to join the chat, contact Julie, Tim, Caroline or Ailsa and they will give you a Meeting ID number and Passcode.

    Once you have the meeting details, keep hold of them and use them every time you want to join in.

    This week there’ll be a Halloween quiz and dances!

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  • Music & Meditation
    10:00 -11:00
    October 27, 2021

    Life is very different at the moment, and we can all get a bit stressed. So why not enjoy some peace and calm by joining Gwilym’s Music & Meditation session?

    The first time you want to join in you’ll need to contact Gwilym, Tim, Caroline or Ailsa and they will give you a Meeting ID and Passcode.

    Once you have the details, keep hold of them and use them every time you want to join in.

  • Rock ‘n’ Roll Bingo
    13:30 -15:00
    October 27, 2021

    Hosted by Becci at Rothwell Day Services, this is a fun way to test your music knowledge.

    Contact Becci Barker for your Meeting ID number and passcode. Once you have the details keep hold of them and use them every time you want to join in.

    Your cards for this week’s game: Halloween

     

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  • All in This Together
    11:00 -13:30
    October 28, 2021

    Do you want to chat with your friends from across Aspire? You can by joining Julie on her regular Zoom session to catch up with their news and share yours.

    The first time you want to join the chat, contact Julie Lill and she will give you a Meeting ID number and Passcode.

    Once you have the meeting details, keep hold of them and use them every time you want to join in.

    This will be a Halloween Special including a live draw for the Zombie Walk raffle.

  • Music Request Show
    13:30 -14:30
    October 28, 2021

    Join our fabulous DJ, Nigel ‘Cally’ Callaghan, for an afternoon party with music from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s.

    You can join the party on Mixcloud Thursdays between 1:30 and 2:30pm. Try to be prompt so you don’t miss the fun! Also, don’t forget to request your favourite Halloween songs and DJ Cally will try to play as many of them as he can.

    You can watch a recording of this live event a few days after it has ended. Just go to our Online Activities page and click the tab called ‘Music, Dance & Exercise’.

  • Halloween Disco
    18:30 -21:30
    October 28, 2021

    Leep One are hosting a Halloween disco night at Pop World.  Tickets for this event can be purchased from Leep One and cost £10 each.

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  • Rock ‘n’ Roll Bingo
    10:30 -12:00
    October 29, 2021

    Hosted by Becci at Rothwell Day Services, this is a fun way to test your music knowledge.

    Contact Becci Barker for your Meeting ID number and passcode. Once you have the details keep hold of them and use them every time you want to join in.

    Your cards for this week’s game: Halloween

    During this session we’ll be announcing the winners of the Pumpkin Painting Competition and Best Dressed Zombie on our Facebook page.

     

  • ENE Area Zoom
    10:30 -11:15
    October 29, 2021

    Ailsa Ryder (Involvement Coordinator for the ENE area) is hosting weekly Zoom meetings which are open to people who attend any of our ENE services.

    This is an opportunity for you to chat with friends and catch up on all their news. If you want to join in, you’ll need a Meeting ID and Passcode which you can get from a member of staff or any of the Involvement Coordinators (Tim, Ailsa or Caroline).

  • The Big Hallowscream Quiz 2021
    13:30 -15:00
    October 29, 2021

    Join Becci for her fun Halloween-themed quiz.

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