Here Are Some Of The Sessions We Offer
At Flexible Options, we offer a wide assortment of activities and groups that are person-centred, unique and fun. Predominantly the sessions we offer are only available with a referral from a social worker, though we run a few "open sessions", which can be found by following this link.
Above Illustrations by the Fantastic Tom Armstrong
We love animation at Flexible Options and run digital and stop-motion sessions. Each session is tailored to the individuals' ability and experience and is assisted throughout to tell their story. So far we have supported individuals to make both short animations as part of a first time experience and long digital movies.
Calum Payne the creator of animated cartoons such as "The Adventure Of Bimbo" & "Marvin The Robot Detective" is interviewed by Rebecca Cunningham. Originally aired as part of "The Adventures of Bimbo" Ep9 which can be found by following this link.
Callum is extremely talented and loves creating a stop-motion world based around the goings on of a place called "Apple Town". Callum's character Bimbo and friends have been on many adventures and each episode he produces is better than the last. Every episode is written, directed and animated by Callum and he also records all the voices for the characters and chooses which music will go with the scenes he has created.
Here we present a limited series created by one of our animators Tom Armstrong who is an extremely passionate and talented individual who works at an incredible rate. He has probably animated 2 films in the time it has taken you to read this.
Tom has this to say about the animated series.
“Here is my first look of my first mini-series project "Deputy Warmwell" Based on Warmwell by Parkdean This is my first Mr. Parkdean spin off into the series.”
Here we present Linda's first animation created at our Friday open session. After talking with Linda about what she would like to animate we helped her write a script. Linda then drew the characters and backgrounds required the started animating. One of the highlights of the animation for us is when Cartright utters the line “ha-ha, I win” which always gets a chuckle. It's an outstanding video and Linda was extremely proud of her accomplishments.
Cooking & Baking
At Flexible Options, we offer a variety of cookery & baking sessions in which individuals learn how to prepare food that is healthy and tasty. Kitchen etiquette and safety is taught alongside preparation of raw ingredients and following a recipe. Individuals are encouraged to be as bold in their cooking as they are in their lives.
“Eddie’s Veg” is our very own Internet-based cooking show. In each episode, "Eddie" and Steven tackle recipes from around the world and present them in the classic style. Here is a playlist of all the "Eddie's Veg" episodes so far.
The Explorer groups that we run have one main goal and that is to get out there and explore places of historic and cultural significance. These sessions are also used to assist individuals with various elements of environmental and personal safety whilst in the community and how to utilise local travel networks to increase independence.
Chocolate Olive Productions
- Imagination & Creation -
Players are encouraged to immerse themselves in all aspects of performance art from acting to directing and everything in between. Learning new skills along the way to create a bespoke inclusive and interactive performance fo the public. Live and online.
The Witches Here is a performance from our drama group. This short play is about a girl, who had a dream that she thought would never come true ... Until she met The Witches and asked for their help.
Flexible Options run several sewing sessions which cover a variety of abilities. These sessions can vary from quick creations to larger project work. The groups have made many different items from soup bowl holders right through to the 9ft cloth giraffe that proudly stands in our office.
When thinking of a new project they could complete, our sewing group decided they would love to make their own bedspreads. Here is their journey.
Sports & Yoga
At Flexible Options, we work closely with Multi-sport Social Health & Wellbeing C.I.C. to provide a variety of sports activities. We also run Yoga sessions and support individuals with a wide range of other sporting activities such as "Pedal Power", green bowls and golf.