A day at CASE
There is no such thing as a typical day at CASE, however we have put together a guide to what learners can expect when they come to CASE:
CASE starts for our trainees at 9am but if anyone arrives early then our canteen is open from 8.30am to come and chat to other trainees before sessions start.
Workshops start at 9am where we deliver a wide variety of courses and workshops which are practical, fun and with embedded opportunities to learn skills such as numeracy and literacy. Individuals can choose topics of interest to them.
There is a 15 minute break at 10.30am.
Our trainees in the catering team serve hot and cold food and drinks. Often activities are different in the morning and afternoon, as the variety of options available enable individuals to achieve a programme tailored to meet their needs.
Lunch is 12pm – 1pm. Our canteen is available for all trainees to stay and have a very reasonably priced meal, or eat a packed lunch if they wish. Independent trainees can visit town, just on our doorstep, which is great for developing life skills.
We feel that the social opportunities available for individuals during these break times are really important, which is why all individuals get this opportunity to participate – even the gardening team come back for lunch to see their friends!
Lunch time supervisors are here to support throughout lunch, and staff the quiet room. The quiet room is available during lunch for anyone who either would like to be involved in something more structured or as a quiet zone.
A variety of different sessions are available in the afternoon, between 1pm and 4pm.
Trainees break at 2.30pm for 15 minutes then continue lessons until around 4pm but trainees often require transport, which can come any time from around 3pm. Staff are always available to support our trainees until transport departs.
Welfare staff are available throughout the day for anyone to come and speak about any issues or get any help, whether this is something in CASE or outside of CASE. The welfare staff are available for trainees, parents or professionals.