OUR SUPPORT

First and foremost, our goal is to provide fantastic opportunities and positive experiences for the individuals we support. Positivity is one of our key values – there is always a solution. Nothing is a no!

“A sense of belonging”

– Project-er

Is there anything better than feeling like you belong somewhere? You’re part of something? You’re with your people? It’s where we get our energy and self-worth. The people we support feel this very keenly at the Butterfly Project. There is a sense of pride and nowhere is that more obvious that through our strong community links.

OUR SUPPORT

First and foremost, our goal is to provide fantastic opportunities and positive experiences for the individuals we support. Positivity is one of our key values – there is always a solution. Nothing is a no!

“A sense of belonging”

– Project-er

Is there anything better than feeling like you belong somewhere? You’re part of something? You’re with your people? It’s where we get our energy and self-worth. The people we support feel this very keenly at the Butterfly Project. There is a sense of pride and nowhere is that more obvious that through our strong community links.

Feeling part of our environment

Feeling safe, feeling secure, feeling seen – can’t be underestimated for people with learning disabilities. Through truly exceptional links with Horsham District Council, and the initiative Our Town which was partly championed by our very own Butterfly Project-ers, we are focused on opening up the world rather than closing doors.

“If someone says something to you, the chances are they want to be heard ”

– Staff Member

Having a voice and a choice is such a key part of living with a learning disability. We’ve learnt to listen – sometimes that’s the best thing we can do. If people still live at home if offers them that crucial opportunity to have another outlet, another ear and an opportunity to talk about things that maybe they’d rather not talk about anywhere else?

“We’re not scared to talk about anything”

– Staff Member

Thankfully things have changed in recent years. Subjects that might have been considered taboo or risqué in the past are now openly discussed. Our staff provide informative and educational presentations on various topics with a view to supporting our guys mental and physical health needs. So whether it’s about disabilities, human rights, employment or the LGBT community – we are never afraid to support people’s understanding and overcome any fears they may have.