Many people often think that everyone should perform simple tasks such as taking a bath, getting dressed or combing one’s hair independently. However, these tasks are not everyone’s cup of tea since we have a small percentage of the population who cannot perform their functions because of disabilities or developmental delays.
Fortunately, we have programs across the United Kingdom offering education and life skills training to this group helping the individual know how to take care of themselves and fit in the community. However, if there are no educational centres in the neighbourhood, here are tips on how communities or individuals can start these centres.
Setting up an education centre requires a considerable amount of capital. This will include funds to purchase or lease a premise in the short run and operating expenses such as salaries and maintenance cost in the long run. Ask about the available grants opportunities from the government, non-profit organisations and foundations. You can also conduct a fundraiser and ask for donations from local businesses and companies.
Secure a Premise
The next step is to obtain a facility to be used as an education centre. If you had raised enough funds, go for the purchasing option instead of leasing one. To cut on costs, consider checking with local businesses or non-profit organisations if they an extra space and are willing to share it out depending on the needs.
When running an education centre successfully, it’s essential to ensure that all social service regulations set by the government are met hence why you need to get registered as a training centre. Some donors also require certifications and licenses before a grant proposal can be accepted and reviewed.