Delicious start to our Food Preparation & Cookery course

We had a delicious lunch with the Go LD & First Bite Food Prep and Cookery Workshop on Tuesday.

17 people attended the workshop and another 10 – 15 joined us to try out the food cooked that morning.   We chopped a lot of carrots, turnips, parsnips, onions and celery for the Chicken Stew and lots of salad and spinach for the Cheesey Spinach Pasta.

Looking forward to the next course on Tuesday 30th January – see our What’s On page for all the dates.


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!



Please note the Winchester Go LD office is closed from 22nd December.  We will be back for the Pantomime trip on 2nd January and will meet at 11.45am at the Train Station.

The office will be open again from 3rd January.

If you need urgent assistance during the holiday period the Adult Care & Health Tel no is 0300 555 1386 and the out of hours number is 0300 555 1373


Christmas Blue Apple Show 2017

Reported by Tommy

Once again the Blue apple show season is upon us and it is going really well. The show is called A King’s City At Christmas. My highlights of the show are James Benfield having pigeon pooh in his ears and the singing and dancing.  And of course my part Antony Gormley which is my second favourite person to play after Hamlet.

Thursday 7 December 7.30pm
Friday 8 December 7.30pm
Saturday 9 December 7.30pm

The Tower Theatre @ Kings’, Romsey Road, Winchester, SO22 5PD

Tickets: £12 / Concessions £8
Includes £1 booking fee

Available in advance from
Theatre Royal Winchester box office.
Tel. 01962 840440 or book online at

Art Talk Exhibition 2017

Art Talk Exhibition – report by Tommy

Art Talk had a really nice and lovely exhibition yesterday afternoon at the Discovery Centre.

Art Talk is a small group of creative individuals who happen to also have learning difficulties.

The group provides a space in which they can express  themselves through talking, signing and the visual arts.

Find out more at

Winchester Discovery Centre – celebrating it’s 10th birthday

Winchester Discovery Centre – over the last 10 years it’s lent out more than 3 million books and hosted thousands of exhibitions, concerts, comedy gigs, events and talks and is now home to Winchester Go LD!

We all enjoyed the birthday celebrations on Monday 27th November especially the cakes of which are really nice to have.


LD Work Week

Learning disability work week

Well i think working with a learning disability is really good fun really. I actually reckon that all people with learning disability should be able to work really. I actually stand up for people that have learning disability that work for their hard earned money. I also reckon that all people with a learning disability should also get equal pay as well. And i also reckon that the government should scrap all of the tax cuts to all people that have a learning disability. Talking about working with a learning disability i have just started working in the Winchester GOLD  office on a 6 week placement basis which i must say which is really good fun working with Emma and Sharon which is like being in my 3rd home. My work description entails doing all the media side of things and of course editing the Winchester GOLD  news  page which is also really a good fun thing to do.

By Tommy Jessop

Click here to find out more about LD work week

Halloween cake sale 2017 news reported by Tommy Jessop



Thanks so much for all the wonderful cakes and all the spooky Halloween goodies and for those who came to support our cake sale yesterday. It was a hugely successful day with great support and help from Santander bank. GoLD supporters and some of our GoLD members. Particularly exciting is that Santander have agreed to price match our takings so we expect to have raised a little over £1.500 in total from the cake sale. Thea was thrilled to win the showstopper cake which we managed to deliver ( just about still in one piece) back to her flat ready for a grand Halloween Party on a Tuesday that she and her friends are having.

Baking a difference – Halloween cake sale

We are holding a Halloween Cake Sale at Santander Bank, High Street, Winchester from 10am on Saturday 28th October.

Go LD members will be helping run the stall with Santander in full Halloween dress.  There will be a variety of cup cakes, brownies, gluten free and Halloween treats as well as a chance to bid for the showstopper Halloween cake.
Come and buy your Halloween treats here!

Safeguarding easy read booklet

Please find attached an Easy Read booklet from Adult Services explaining safeguarding which has been produced for Hampshire Adults Health and Care. This booklet has been designed to explain to people with a learning disability, what abuse is, who they can tell to get help and what will happen if a Safeguarding Enquiry is undertaken

HCC Safeguarding Easy Read FINAL

Summer trips

We had such a great variety of trips this summer.   Highclere Castle, a cruise on the River Hamble, Boomtown Festival, Furzey Gardens, Southsea and Brooklands Museum.

Check out our summer photos on our Facebook page by clicking here.

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