Save the date – Halloween Cake Sale


We are planning our Halloween Cake Sale on Saturday 28th October from 10am at Santander Bank, Winchester.

Find out more details on our Facebook page here.


Paralympic success for 2017


Paralympic PBs struck a new record this year with over 100 competitors.   It was an inspiring and active day with chances to learn new sports and brush up skills including tennis, football, archery, boccia, cricket and a circuits workout.

This was a joint collaboration with River Park, WCC, Go LD and SPAA. Congratulations to everyone there and all the Santander helpers, Saintsability and other volunteers.


Purple LIG minutes 17 July 2017

Winchester, Gosport and Fareham are part of the Purple LIG (Local Implementation Group).  The group meets every month on the 3rd Monday of the month in Bishop’s Waltham at 12.30 – 2.30pm.

The group includes people with learning disabilities, carers, parents and professionals.  It is an opportunity to share information across the area.  Everyone is welcome.

Here are the minutes from the July meeting.

Purple LIG minutes 17.7.2017

A Guide to Launchpad

What is Launchpad?

Launchpad is a model of day care provision, which was initially aimed at getting more able service users, from in-house day services, to being supported in the community by external provider services.

This process is part of the Hampshire’s Transformation agenda and in established Launchpad areas, new service users can be referred to Launchpad directly, or by the service user themselves using Direct Payments, instead of going via day services.

(full report attached below)

A Guide To Launchpad – Parents & Carers

Ukulele Festival

The Smoothie Bike team were a real hit at the Winchester Ukulele Festival in June and not just for all the healthy drinks they produced!  The Team took part in a ukulele workshop and performed several songs including favourites Singing in the Rain and How Much is that Dog…

The event was so enjoyed by members we are looking forward to starting a Winchester Go LD Ukulele Band –  more details will be announced soon!

The Ukulele Festival included a line up of national and international performers and we were delighted to be one of the 4 chosen charities they were fundraising for.

Visit their Facebook page for more details and photos here.



Summer Nights Disco at the Disco Centre

DJ Michael spun some great tunes at our Summer Nights Disco!  It was good to see so many people and to welcome some new faces.

We are looking forward to our next Disco in November.

Disco Thursday 18 May


Everyone is welcome.  Please visit our What’s On page for details.



James’ Beard Shave Off

We are very proud of James for his amazing fund raising!  The beard shave off was this afternoon and it took Jane half an hour to shave it all off – with a lot of cheering and applause from our Tuesday group!

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Plant Sale at Little Court

Congratulations to everyone who helped organise and provide produce and plants for the Plant Sale at Little Court, Crawley.  It was a lovely occasion and the Go LD team enjoyed manning the Smoothie Bike and exploring the wonderful garden and tree house.

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Don’t miss out on getting the best healthcare

Don’t miss out on getting the very best healthcare

If you have a learning disability you can get extra support when visiting the doctor.

To get extra support and the very best healthcare you need to be on the learning disability register.

Ask the receptionist at your doctor’s surgery if you are on the register. If you are not on the register then ask for an appointment with your doctor. At the appointment tell your doctor you have a learning disability and would like to be added to the register. You can use a letter to tell your doctor you want to be added to the register.

Once you are on the register, ask your doctor if you can have a free health check every year. During this check your doctor will take a closer look at how you are doing – making sure you are healthy and stay healthy.

Your doctor can also talk to you about your Summary Care Record which is a short summary of your GP medical records. With your permission, other health and care staff can access your Summary Care Record so they know about the medicines you take and any allergies. This includes people who treat you in an emergency and in routine scheduled care (such as hospital appointments).

Tell your doctor they can add more information to your record so you don’t miss out.

 Click here for Mencap Don’t Miss Out guides