creative, educational and
social activities for adults with
learning disabilities and support needs
Now Serving Four Counties!
We provide a range of creative and community based activities for adults with disabilities and support needs.
Based at York House, a wonderful venue with an excellent reputation for its community based work, in the historic and picturesque location of Stony Stratford - "The Jewel of Milton Keynes".
We are just a few minutes walk from all the amenities the town has to offer and only four miles from the centre of Milton Keynes.
Our programme includes: Art, Crafts, Photography, Performing Arts, Cooking, Out & About activities in the community. These include Swimming and Phoenix Wild, an animal interaction session.
We also offer a fortnightly Saturday programme with an exciting range of activities and visits.
PHOENIX RISING:MK was established in 2015 by Directors Adrian Pinckard & Sarah Bament, both of whom have over 30 years experience in teaching and educational management in both the mainstream and learning disability sectors. The staff team are also highly experienced and passionate about working with adults with support needs.
We also run regular social opportunities including the popular monthly ‘Open Mic’ evenings at The Cock Hotel in Stony Stratford.
We are a Community Interest Company (CIC) therefore all profits are re-invested back into our service.
LATEST NEWS AND INFORMATION FOR GROUP MEMBERS, PARENTS & CARERS...
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CHANGES TO THE OUT & ABOUT SESSIONS
This information has also been sent via email to all concerned on 1st January.
Happy New Year!
We hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas and we look forward to seeing you all back at Phoenix next week.
On Thursdays we will not be based at Camp Hill, starting this coming week January 6th 2022. There is a change of meeting place and a change to Groupings for the Out & About Thursday Session. Please see the attached Groupings and venue. The Session is 9.00am - 3.30pm Please can all Group Member have transport home by 3.30pm please, unless there is a letter with change of times.
* Group 1 Jenny Session lead will meet at York House
* Group 2 Joe session lead will meet at McDonalds Xscape Centre.
The concept is that -
Group 1 will do more walking, especially in the Summer and visit parks/museums/City Centre and travel outside MK.
Group 2 will be Centre MK based, less walking/ more Bowling/Cinema/Bounce etc.
Following The first couple of weeks we will look at how the activities and Groups are working and can make adjustments where appropriate to interests and support needs.
Please contact us should you have any queries.
Our new timetable for 2022
New exhibition of selected photographs by photography group members.
Would you like to join us at Phoenix Rising?
We are accepting new group members all the time. If you would like to have a chat about what we can offer, please do just give us a call or drop us an email.
Funding for your attendance with us may be available from your own local authority.
Please note that we now only accept clients who are in receipt of direct funding rather than Council managed budgets. For Milton Keynes, you can find out more about this here: www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/adult-social-care/direct-payments
Our location means that we can also accept people from all neighbouring local authorities including Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire.
>For Northamptonshire: www.nhft.nhs.uk/learning-disabilities
>For Buckinghamshire: www.careadvicebuckinghamshire.org/
Our standard daily rate is £50.00 per day. Where individuals require additional support (such as personal care, assistance with meals, etc. the rate will then be from £65.00 and up to £115.00 per day where 1:1 support is needed.
"Every young person with any needs should spend at least one session with Phoenix Rising: it makes you realise that there are groups that actually care for and nurture our precious young people xxxx " (Parent)
"Great stuff! May you still continue rising!"
(Feedback from a parent)
* Important messages or alerts will always be posted below here as and when necessary.*
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The Phoenix Team.
Phoenix Rising:MK acknowledges financial support from MK Community Foundation
Customer satisfaction survey 2020.
Here you can download or view a document summarising the responses everyone made to our recent survey.
Thank you everyone for the very helpful and complimentary comments!