Welcome to Supported Activities Programme!

Have fun, make friends and build self-esteem:

  • Social and leisure activities for adults with learning disabilities
  • Offers 2-3 activities per week
  • A safe environment with volunteer support
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Why not join our great team of Volunteers?

Help to change lives, encourage members to try new things:

  • Various roles available
  • Be part of our friendly team
  • Choose activities that fit around your schedule
  • Feel valued and appreciated
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Why don't you become a Member today?

Are you looking for some reasons why you should join?:

  • Have fun and make new friends in a safe environment with volunteer support
  • Choose from a wide range of activities starting from as little as ÂŁ2
  • Many activities are run in Stevenage, Hitchin and Letchworth
  • Theatre trips, day trips and an annual holiday are offered
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See the latest testimonials our

members and volunteers have kindly submitted

Without the help of Supported Activities Programme, I wouldn’t be where I am today. I have met a number of people and it has been an absolute pleasure….Read more

Sarah Wilkins

I have found Supported Activities Programme to be a fun and friendly group with a varied programme of well organised events for adults with learning disabilities…Read more

Helen Bean

As a former trustee of Stevenage Community Trust, I have experience with a number of local charities. Supported Activities Programme rates very highly…Read more

Dave Wall

Why not become a Member today!

  • Have fun and make new friends in a safe environment with volunteer support
  • Choose from a wide range of activities starting from as little as ÂŁ2
  • Theatre trips, day trips and an annual holiday are offered
  • We run Clubs for two of our popular activities: Creative Art and Kurling
  • For adults with learning disabilities in the Stevenage & North Hertfordshire areas

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Become a Volunteer

Help to change lives, encourage members to try new things, learn new skills and build social networks. Pick activities to work around your other commitments. In return, we offer the chance for you to make new friends, meet new people, take part in training courses to develop new skills, have new experiences and to feel valued and appreciated….

Meet the Team

Gil Harding

Gil Harding

Chairman / Volunteer

Passionate advocate for learning disabilities
Gil joined us in 2002 when he retired from his job working with adults with learning disabilities. In 2003 he was elected as Chairman and is still serving. A passionate advocate for learning disabilities he has given talks to numerous groups

Sharon Harding

Sharon Harding

Administrator / Staff

Managing the day-to-day

Sharon joined us in 2014, she works full-time in the office, managing the day to day paperwork and anything else that needs doing.

Frances Fisher

Frances Fisher

Executive Member / Volunteer

Working with children

Frances joined us in 2009 as a volunteer and was elected to the committee in 2015. She worked with Special Educational Needs children for many years.

Sylvia Edwards

Sylvia Edwards


Joined in 2006

Sylvia joined us in 2006, she served on the Executive Committee from 2008 to 2016. She enjoys gardening, sports and cooking. Sylvia says “the variety of activities that we do with our members ensures that I can manage to fit the tasks around my existing family and leisure activities”.

Margaret Wall

Margaret Wall


Activities Volunteer

Margaret joined us in 2002, she served on the Executive Committee from 2002-2006. She became involved with Leisure Direct through her daughter, who has been a member for over twenty years. I now assist as an activities volunteer, including being the lead for its Kurling Club.

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If you are;

  • An adult over 18 with a learning disability.
  • Living in the Stevenage or North Hertfordshire area.
  • Keen on making new friends and trying new activities
  • Or someone who is looking for a rewarding experience as a volunteer.

Then we would be delighted to hear from you. Simply complete the Contact Form, opposite, and we will get back to you within 24 hours. That's a promise!

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Our History

Supported Activities Programme is an independent charity for adults (over the age of 18) with learning disabilities who live in the North Hertfordshire or Stevenage area…

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Aims & Objectives

To increase skills, confidence and self-esteem for adults with a learning disability, reducing isolation and building community awareness as we work towards a more tolerant and inclusive society…

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Find answers to our most frequently asked questions, such as, what age do you have to be, how much will it cost, where do I have to live, how many activities can you attend, and much more….

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