SWRAC Thrive Preparing for adulthood & independence

Our Thrive programme aims to help young adults with learning difficulties, special educational needs or low-level mental health worries, prepare for independence through life-skills, learning & challenges

the SWRAC Thrive logo, text reads preparing for adulthood & independence through life skills, learning & challenges

Working towards independence

This unique programme for young adults between 16 – 30 years old provides informal education and constructive activities to help individuals
thrive in life, prepare for adulthood and head towards independent living.

The Thrive programme is also available to those who don’t currently have an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP).

Building confidence

Our ‘Thrive’ programme is aimed to nurture Independence. The informal education units will cover skills needed to manage in today’s society. Skills, ranging from basic meal preparation, Universal Credit accounts, accessing medical services through to nutrition and utility management, to help prepare learners to cope with the challenges of everyday life.

Our activity programme is designed to help develop social skills and confidence through the use of social group interactions, development of appropriate relationships and understanding of social norms. Activities such as travel training and interview skills help with accessing future  employment opportunities.

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The Thrive programme focuses on:

Personal Development
Mental Health
Social Skills
Building Confidence
Personal Finance
Food & Drink Preparation
Health & Safety


a large, grand manor house, in front there is a fountain and garden

Merley House
Merley House Lane
BH21 3AA

A beautiful Georgian manor house, located on the outskirts of
Wimborne, Dorset. It offers a friendly and calm atmosphere with
lovely grounds to enable both indoor and outdoor activities.

For more information or if you have any questions, please get in touch – we’d love to hear from you!

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