UK Enablement Awards gives top accolade for excellence to The Base Community Hub in Rotherham

The Base Community Hub has been voted the UK’s most outstanding community initiative for the service it’s providing to young adults and teenagers with autism and learning disabilities in Rotherham.

The Base Community Hub, which provides recreational sports activities, learning zones, a social environment and work experience for young adults 14-year-olds and over with autism and learning disabilities, has won a prestigious national award.

Rotherham’s The Base was presented with an Enablement Award for The Most Outstanding Community Initiative in the UK in 2023 at a special ceremony in Manchester.

“We are so proud to be recognised as a centre for excellence in these national awards. We would like to thank all of our local community supporters who voted to help win this prestigious award.”

The Base Community Hub Director’s Anthony & Michelle Wilson

The Enablement Awards were created to celebrate and reward excellence, innovation and exemplary achievements in the disability care sector in the UK. The awards recognise the rapid growth of this sector and the capacity of individuals to influence and set new performance standards.

In selecting their winner, the judges decided that The Base was “the best performed, most meritorious, innovative and courageous” in their category.

The awards focus on inspirational performance and the elevation of the customer experience.

The Base Community Hub
Director’s Michelle and Anthony 

The Base Community Hub
Director’s Michelle and Anthony
The Base Community Hub Director’s Michelle and Anthony

What The Base offers

The Base, which is run by Anthony, Michelle and their team of staff, provides a modern approach to day care with bespoke development plans to cater for individual needs.

Their flexible service uses a mixture of sports, leisure, creativity and learning to help keep service users of all ages, happy and healthy, as well as extending their learning and work experience opportunities. They offer:

·       Sports: Whatever the starting ability, their programme aims to improve wellbeing though inclusion in sports, with personal fitness plans, healthy eating, relaxation activities, music and dance.

·       Leisure: Life skills are developed through leisure activities in the local and wider community, while social trips help with personal goals.

·       Creativity: Classes in art, pottery, needlework, textiles and an exclusive design group help individuals as well as group projects.

·       STEM: New abilities are learned through experiments, construction tasks, computer skills and the aid of the high-tech Sensory Box.

Find out more and book a session

Sensory Box and Sensory Room experiences are available, as well as full-day or afternoon bookings at The Base or at Base2Fitness, our health, fitness and wellbeing facilities, at Herringthorpe Athletics Stadium, Rotherham S65 2HR. 

The Base Community Hub at Fir Close Community Centre, Fir Close, Wath, Rotherham S63 7NU is open from 9am – 4pm Monday to Saturday.  

To find out more or book a session, visit the website or call 01709 872678.

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