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What happens at GrEAT Social?

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The activities in each GrEAT Social session are based around a theme, including anything from Hollywood and wacky science, to aboriginal crafts and Harry Potter! At our over-18 sessions we aim to encourage independence, with Session Coaches able to provide support where needed.

The session begins with some relaxed colouring and puzzle activities while the coordinator greets members and and collects their £6 contributions. The session leader then kicks off the activities which can include a range of arts and crafts, cooking, music or active games, either as a large group or in smaller teams. 

Halfway through the sessions we will stop for a quick snack break, before continuing on with the fun!

GrEAT has given Mark the opportunity to mix with other people and join in with all the activities that are arranged on Monday nights, without family. This has been brilliant for his independence and social skills. Very few other organisations provide this sort of environment, which is what makes KEEN so special.
— Cherry, parent of a GrEAT Member

What are the benefits?

GrEAT Social provides a comfortable, inclusive environment for adults with special needs and disabilities to meet new people, get creative, socialise with friends, and take part in activities.

They gain support from and interaction with our enthusiastic team of local volunteers, building confidence, encouraging independence, improving communication skills and developing meaningful relationships. 


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Schedule, location, and how to join


GrEAT Social takes place on Monday evenings for 8 weeks during the KEEN term, from 19:40 to 21:30. 


GrEAT Social takes place at St Clement's Centre, Cross St, Oxford, OX4 1DA. Occasionally we also venture to other local venues such as a local pub, the nearby park, bowling alleys or other attractions.

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PARTICIPATE in our next session

Are you an adult interested in coming to GrEAT Social, or a Parent/Guardian/Carer? Please do get in touch using the link above. We'll be happy to answer any further questions you have, invite you to an upcoming session and guide you through the simple registration process.

You can click here to see our full calendar of upcoming sessions and events.

Here as a potential SESSIOn coach?

If you are interested in participating at any of our sessions as a Session Coach, including GrEAT Social, you can find out more about joining our team above.

You don't need to complete a registration form before coming to your first session, but you might like to join our mailing list, or complete our registration form in advance if you are super KEEN!