About Waves

Our business...

WAVES is a dynamic and forward thinking business, which offers young people and adults with learning difficulties and disabilities significant opportunities to improve the quality of their lives.

Waves is situated in a unique position along the canal side in Slaithwaite, which offers outstanding eco-educational walks right from the door.

We offer a broad and exciting range of opportunities and activities. Members are free to select an appropriate range of experiences, these then link together to form a personalised programme for each member. These tailor made programmes make a significant difference to both the quality and meaning of our member's lives.

Central to our philosophy is our relentless commitment to the integration of our members within the local community, which has been achieved by: -

  • Providing a centre in the heart of the community.
  • Offering activities linked to the local environment and staffed by locally qualified people.
  • Forging tangible links with local employees to provide work placements.
  • Inviting local business owners, council leaders and members of the community to a regular programme of events.

To ensure that both our members and business partners are safe we provide a wide range of appropriate training, which include safe-guarding, behaviour that challenges, first aid, risk assessment and personal safety.

The philosophy of Waves is encapsulated in the Care Quality Commission statement - (Outcome 1, regulation 17) which states providers who comply with the regulations will:

  • Recognise the diversity, values and human rights of people who use services.
  • Put people who use services at the centre of their care, by enabling them to make decisions.

  • Encourage and enable people who use services to be involved in how the service is run.
  • Encourage and enable people who use services to be an active part of their community.

"Waves has been a life saver for Lewis, the fact that they are proactive in finding work placements for the individual is fantastic."

Andrew says:
"If it wasn’t for Waves I would be stuck at home. I love it!"

Tom Hall says:
"They take us to some nice places, I enjoy coming to Waves!"

"Waves is fantastic! Ryan had fish for the first time at Waves, so we can go to the chippy now for fish and chips."

Ashton says:
"I like having my nails done with my tokens"

Liam says:
"Coming to Waves has made me less lazy and I’m encouraged to try new things."

James says:
"I like to help clean the animals and I like going out."

About Waves