Consensus, a leading care provider for individuals with learning disabilities and additional needs, has launched a pioneering programme to offer special club nights for people with learning disabilities in Crawley.
The programme has been organised by Consensus’ Manager, Hayley Wilkins, in association with Crawley’s top night spot, Moka. The nightclub has worked in partnership with Consensus and offered their services free of charge.
Hayley Wilkins, explains: “Moka has been instrumental in the success of our club nights. They’ve been so kind and always offered their venue for free and that also includes the DJ and their lights. It’s a wonderful experience for all involved.”
She continued: “We normally only get the chance to take people with learning disabilities to the local village hall for an event. Taking them to a real nightclub is an amazing experience for everyone on so many levels. It’s absolutely fantastic as they dance all night and just love it. At our last event we staged a Halloween ball and everyone was dressed as ghosts and ghouls.”
Further club nights have been planned and it is hoped that a Christmas event will be staged in the new few weeks.
The Halloween club event at Moka also acted as a fundraiser for Consensus’ Crawley-based Little Smugglers’ new sensory room project and the team raised over £360 on the night.
Consensus is a family-owned service provider that supports over 500 individuals in over 90 services across England, Wales and Scotland, where every individual will embark on their own journey towards greater independence. Founded in 2005 by Paul and Helena Jeffery, of the renowned Caring Homes Group, Consensus was established to provide specialist support to adults with learning disabilities and complex needs.