Otherwise known as PIP, the aim of this London based charity is to empower adults with disabilities to achieve their full potential. They do this through a variety of services and programmes, all working to set of pre-agreed outcomes.
The services all work to specific outcomes, including increasing and building life and social skills, become more independent and improving the health and well-being of the service uses as well as bringing them more into the community and ultimately creating a greater sense of happiness and an improved quality of life.
PIP offers a flexible and dynamic range of services, including a full range of training and education, such as literacy and numeracy, travel training, creative arts, work placements, and support into mainstream education.
Person-centred planning is at the core of all of PIP’s services. They work with their students to produce individual timetables, based on their goals and skills. They believe in promoting the choice and independence of the people that use the PIP services.
There are a variety of ways to help and support PIP in their continuing goals. These can be found on their website here.
For the past 5 years PIP has ventured out into the Oxfordshire countryside to hold the PIP Mountain Bike Challenge. Traversing over 20 miles of trails and single-track through the Chilterns the event offers an opportunity for riders of all abilities to get out and experience mountain biking while also raising money for a fantastic cause. This year’s event takes place on the October 15th in Henley-on-Thames.
Last year the event raised £35,000 making it their most successful ever fundraising event to date – the aim is to make 2016 even bigger and better.
To learn more watch this video summary of last year’s event.
If you’d like to find out more, just got to their website to register.