What's on this month

Take a look at the client social groups, carer support groups (in green), and any other events we have on this month.

If you would like to attend but are not a client please contact us

 

 

Rep Play Fundraiser

Every year we hold a fundraising event at Stoke-on-Trent Reparatory Theatre, to raise funds for Lifeworks so we can continue to support our clients and carers.

From Spiders Web play in February 2022 we raised £343 in total.

Thank you for supporting Lifeworks Staffordshire.

Funding

Lifeworks received a Magic Little Grant through the partnership between Localgiving and Postcode Local Trust. Postcode Local Trust is a grant-giving charity funded by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.


Localgiving is the UK’s leading membership and support network for local charities and community groups. Our project received £500 to help our volunteers get back into volunteering post lockdown.

Local Giving

Green Grams

Green Grams, 4 Merrial Street

Autism friendly cafe and eco (plastic free) supplier.

Plastic-free shop and cafe selling incredible cakes opens in Newcastle - Stoke-on-Trent Live (stokesentinel.co.uk)

GREEN GRAMS | Aaron Bell MP

Green Grams - Home | Facebook

Donating this Christmas

Lyme Lottery

Play Lyme Lottery this Christmas and you could win £1000 to spend on sports products, or up to £25,000!!

Tickets from £1

Support Lifeworks Staffordshire when you play Lyme Lottery - Lyme Lottery


Easyfundraising

Please remember to use #easyfundraising when you do your Christmas shopping.

Over 6,000 shops and sites will donate to Lifeworks Staffordshire at no extra cost to you - so you can raise donations when you buy gifts, decorations, your festive food or anything else. #ThisMeansMore than gifts for loved ones, it means donations that help make a difference!

Please sign up and help us raise more at:

Lifeworks Staffordshire Fundraising | Easyfundraising


Donate via PayPal

Donate directly to Lifeworks

PayPal.Me


AmazonSmile

You can also donate by shopping at AmazonSmile. smile.amazon.co.uk: You shop. Amazon gives.


Thank you for your support!

Have a wonderful Christmas!

Christmas Cards

DontSendMeACard.com
Support us by sending Lifeworks an ecard this Christmas and donate what you would normally spend on cards and stamps #dontsendmeacard
Lifeworks Staffordshire Christmas eCards | DontSendMeACard.com
It will also help the environment by not wasting paper and cutting down emissions 🙂
Thank you so much for your support!
Have a wonderful Christmas!

The Reason I Jump

The Reason I Jump

Based on the bestselling book by Naoki Higashida, the film blends Higashida’s deeply personal descriptions of his autism, written when he was just 13, with intimate portraits of five non-speaking autistic people from around the world as they go about their daily lives.

More detailed information about the film is available here - www.reasonijump.film and links to advocacy and education resources that we have created to accompany the film can be found here https://thereasonijumpfilm.com/learn/.

World Autism Day 2021

World Autism Awareness Day is an internationally recognized day on 2 April every year. There are events all over the world to raise awareness to improve the lives of people on the spectrum World Autism Awareness Day - EN | United Nations

The National Autistic Society have World Autism Week, they provide resources such as quizzes and information sheets to raise awareness. What is autism

Lifeworks consider Autism as a spectrum which includes many other conditions including OCD, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia etc.

Poster Lifeworks Co-occurring Difficulties Autistic Spectrum

Lifeworks would like to show the Artwork and creativity our clients shared for World Autism Day. Please see our gallery in the link below.

World Autism Day 2021

Keele University Conference 2017

As part of our Big Lottery Project Lifeworks organised an Autism Spectrum Conference at Keele University which took place on the 5th October 2017. The purpose of this was to raise awareness and to help professionals, students and anyone else interested in autistic spectrum conditions to understand and engage with people on the spectrum more effectively. We endeavoured to highlight the challenges individuals on the spectrum face on a daily basis.

Presentations by our four speakers:
Dr Donna Berry (School of Psychology, Keele University).
Dr Pamela Wood (Snr Clinical Psychologist, Autism Spectrum Assessment Service).
Dr Luke Beardon (Autism Centre, Sheffield Hallam University).
Louise Zandian (Lifeworks CEO).

To end the conference the speakers formed a panel to enable a question and answer session. Donna's presentation focused on Autism and Policing, Pamela spoke about the Autism Assessment Service, Luke gave his thoughts on how unhappy autistic children can be supported to become happy autistic adults. Louise's presentation was about the development of communication support and mentoring for people with above or average IQ on the Autistic Spectrum.

Conference Gallery

The video below is Louise speaking during the conference.

BBC Midlands Today

Lifeworks Staffordshire on BBC Midlands Today talking about our funding issues and how Covid-19 can effect people on the spectrum more than others.

Louise Zandian (CEO), Janet Robson, Joan Blackhurst and clients interviewed at our premises in Newcastle under Lyme.

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