BGC runs a Saturday Club, which is open to adults with learning disabilities. The idea for the club came about 7 years ago after talking with our project members about what they did at the weekends.
What we discovered from talking with them was that they were not getting the opportunity to access leisure facilities, spend time with their friends or meet new people. The Saturday Club was born in June 2004 and is ongoing.
Day outing to Wicksteed Park
Saturday Club is unable to provide transport to and from home, but does provide the transport for day trips.
Saturday Club runs for 5 hours, times dependant on activities being offered, times are stated on the rota, and we meet at the BGC building on 1 Brereton Road, Bedford. MK40 1HU
Activities that we currently offer: bowling, pub lunches, evening meals out to a restaurant, cinema, shopping, Wicksteed Park, bingo, crafts, trips to the seaside, Alton Towers, Chinese meals out and more including local activities such as the river festival..
Saturday Club charges a base rate of £12.50 per session any extras are stipulated on the rota.
Saturday Club produces a four week rota, which is given out to all people who are interested in attending. Pre booking is preferred so that food can be purchased and to ensure adequate staffing levels
All that is needed to join is an informal chat, and a copy of your personal details and a copy of up to date risk assessments for our insurance purposes.
Download our Day Opportunities Leaflet for more information dayopportunities.pdf
Can I please remind all club members and their staff/parents to ensure that people are booked in for sessions, this is extremely important for any trips outside of Bedford, i.e. Bowling, pub lunches and day trips, this ensures that we have the correct amount of staff for the day and also to ensure that we have a space on the transport.
If you have not booked in then we will not have booked a space for you and therefore will not be expecting you.
If not booked in with a member of club staff, BGC can not be held responsible for persons who turn up unannounced and who could be potentially at risk if left unattended, which could occur if we have left the building for an outing. We would suggest if sending persons by taxi, that staff ask the taxi company to ensure that the individual enters the building and is received by staff before departing.
If you are booked in for a session can I please remind you to arrive on time and to call the club mobile if you are running late, again this is extremely important for outings such as bowling, if you are late and have not called to inform staff then we can only presume that you are not attending.
Bookings can only be taken by club staff, which for your reference are, Zoe, Nick and Sharon.
Bookings can be made by calling BGC on the above number or on the club mobile number which is 07795564675, the club mobile is on Monday to Saturday 9am – 6pm.
Current rota can be found on our Diary Page