Farnborough Activities Base (FAB)
This is an exciting new project aimed at providing leisure and community activities in the Farnborough area. We have started with a group meeting on Wednesday mornings at the Youthie building, with the purpose of offering a combination of activities and social opportunities.
The base currently runs two groups:
FAB Football Group
The club meet weekly to play football at Samuel Cody Specialist Sports College.
FAB Womens Wellbeing Group
Includes health and fitness classes, beauty mornings and exercise classes.
We will be happy to recieve any requests or suggestions for this group. Please use the Suggestion form on the website. If you are interested in learning more please contact Parkside.
The Gardening Club
The Gardening club runs every Tuesday and Thursday in any weather from 9.30am to 2.30pm at Gillian Avenue, Aldershot not far from our main centre. The fruit and vegetables that are grown in the garden get used within the Parkside kitchen.
Personal Improvement Plan (PIP)
PIP is for adults aged 18 and above and runs Monday to Friday 9.30am till 3.30pm. It runs most of the year but closes for all the Bank Holidays, all of August (but is replaced by the Adult Summer Scheme) and 2 weeks over Christmas.
Although the service is based at Parkside, approximately two thirds of the activities take place off site using local community facilities. Transport is provided by our own minibuses during the day to ensure that all clients can get to the off site activities.
Activities Include: Swimming, Ten Pin Bowling, Cooking, Shopping, Money Management, Music Therapy, Arts and Crafts, Bingo, Sensory Suite, Massages inc Indian Head, Manicures and Make-up, Walking Club, Dance, Karaoke, Lunch Club, Snooker, Pool, Music, Outdoor and indoor games.
JET (Just 18-30)
JET was created to give young people aged between 18 & 30 the opportunity to socialise in a safe environment. They can meet new friends and the club helps them gain confidence and independence. The group meet every Thursday 7pm-9pm there is a small entrance fee.
Parkside provides a service offering individual support for people with learning disabilities in the community to enable them to access a wide range of social, educational and recreational activities.
Take A Break
Runs from the Community Centre, Farnborough every Saturday from 9.30am until 1.30pm. Activities vary from putting on shows to having competitions, shopping and art and craft sessions. Take A Break is aimed at supporting clients who live at home with parents or unpaid carers.
Gateway Evening Club
Gateway is a popular social club that runs every Wednesday 7pm till 9pm. It has many members and lots of exciting events on its programme. There is often entertainment from outside entertainers, discos and sporting events. Gateway asks for a small weekly subscription and provides refreshments throughout the evening.