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More Than Words Advocacy CIC

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More Than Words is a community interest company based in Wigan, Lancashire. We provide half-day and full-day dramatherapy-based workshops for children, young people and adults with learning disabilities, older people, and people with mental health problems. We use theatre, music, dance, poetry, singing and creative activities to help people to develop their confidence, express themselves, develop their social skills and self-esteem, and achieve their aspirations. We also offer bespoke drama performances, training and consultation packages for organisations, which are both unconventional and enlightening. Our aim is to influence the way services are delivered to ensure equality for disabled people.

Our Movers Service offers the opportunity to get involved in dance and exercise in a fun environment. We provide advice and guidance about how to eat more healthily and stay in shape, plus there is a weekly weigh-in opportunity. There is also a chance to take part in healthy activities, such as walks and swimming.

We have also developed a range of everyday communication tools that enable individuals to communicate effectively and have the support they need to live more independent and meaningful lives. This includes: pictorial timetables, person-centred plans, support plans and symbol keyrings. We also provide an easy-read transcription service for organisations – please contact us for further details.

Keywords: Drama, dramatherapy, reminiscence, arts and crafts, poetry, singing, theatre, dance, training, performances, movers, health, fitness, learning disability, mental health, aspergers, wellbeing, confidence building, independence, advocacy.

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