The Gateway Award is a life skills programme for adults with a mild to moderate learning disability and/or ASC. Participants undertake various different challenges through a programme of workshops. There are five different units to complete: Adventure Challenge, where we learn how to orienteer, put up tents, and even learn to cook on a camp stove; Hobbies, where we take part in various different art projects, including cake decorating and mask making; Life skills, where we learn about healthy eating and are taught important first aid skills; Volunteering, where participants take part in helping others; and Fitness, where participants take part in a keep fit activity. There are three different award levels – Bronze, Silver and Gold. Participants can move on to the next level as their skills increase. There is a small initial fee to cover books and materials plus a small workshop fee. For further details please contact our office on 0300 777 8539.