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Chester Skills Development Centre


Chester Skills Development Centre provides a day service to disabled adults living in the Chester area.

What we provide is different for each customer, based on their needs and wishes. Customers can be supported to learn and develop skills in:

  • Caring for themselves
  • Living independently
  • Building and maintaining relationships with friends and family
  • Accessing services, resources and activities in the community

Our Approach

We aim to provide you with the support and opportunities you need to lead a fulfilling lifestyle by offering a range of services which are tailored to your needs. You’ll be in control of your support and enabled to make choices and develop your independence. We’ll work alongside you, and the other people in your life, to make this happen. Together, we’ll develop a support plan around the things you want to do, with a focus on what you’d like to achieve.

Our services provide high quality, person centred support to disabled adults. We train our staff thoroughly to provide a high quality tailored and flexible support for people with a range of physical disabilities, learning disabilities and complex health needs.

What's Provided

At Chester Skills Development Centre, we give disabled adults the opportunity to try a full range of indoor and outdoor leisure and social activities, both individually and as part of a group. This has included:

  • arts and crafts, cookery and IT classes
  • fitness groups, including gardening, walking, swimming and cycling
  • volunteering at local places, including Chester Zoo, local shops and cafes
  • visits to the library and areas within the local community

Through our flexible support you’ll gain new skills, confidence and independence. It’s your choice what you’ll do.

Our Facilities

Chester Skills Development Centre based within a large day service which can accommodate up to 50 people. We have fully accessible toilets and all areas of the building allow access for wheelchairs. We have a computer suite, an arts & crafts room, a skills kitchen, a games room including a dart board, pool table and table football.

Our large dining area allows for large social gatherings and enables everyone to have lunch together with friends. We have several offices and a couple of additional rooms used on an ad-hoc basis.

We have large areas of outdoor space and use these as part of our activities. There is a sensory garden which is being developed as a customer project to the side of the building. To the rear of the building we have our fruit and vegetable area which is contained within raised beds. Once grown, the vegetables are shared between customers and used within cookery groups.

We also have lawn areas where we sit out in the summer months and play games including football, bowling and cricket.

Referral Process

Referrals are accepted from :

  • any potential customer seeking support
  • a member of the customer’s family (with customer consent)
  • someone working alongside the customer offering support (with customer consent. For example, their local authority

If would like to discuss making a referral, please contact us through the Get in Touch section on this page.

We will speak to you and, with your agreement, others that support you such as your family or other care providers. Following agreement about the suitability of placement, we will develop an individual support plan with you which will outline your communication preferences, lifestyle choices and wishes and health and wellbeing needs. We allow every customer to undertake a three-month trial period so you can experience the service. At the end of the trial period we will hold a review and, if applicable, formally agree the support with the customer, their representative and their sponsoring authority.


How to find Us

Get in Touch

Phone 01244 390239
Region Education and Young People
Location Cheshire
Address Western Avenue, Blacon, Chester
Post Code CH1 5PP
Email chester.day.opportunities@ambitocare.co.uk

Service Manager: Gaynor Burton