Who We Are
Activate is a registered Charity which was founded in 2005. We are a specialist independent provider offering personalised educational and vocational courses. We work with 19-24 year olds who have learning difficulties and disabilities and also have an education, health and care plan. We focus on building the skills and experiences needed to pursue an active life in the local community.
We offer two programmes in Kirkby:
- Activate Futures
- Activate Choices
If you would like more information about our programmes please see our Courses section.
The Activate Promise
Activate promises learners that we will:
- Ensure you have the opportunity to reach your full potential
- Provide a learner led programme where your voice is heard
- Design a personalised pathway with you, for you
- Support you with identifying and pursing life and/or career goals
- Provide opportunities for involvement within your local community
- Continue to support you with information, advice and guidance
The Bracknell Centre
The Bracknell Centre is our main site and head office based in Kirkby. We acquired the building (formerly Newstead School) in October 2013 and renovated the building using funding provided by the SIB Group.
Our centre is a fully accessible integrated community and education facility specialising in providing programmes for young adults with learning difficulties and the local community. It is deemed to be the first of its kind in the country as it incorporates social enterprises, education and community services to ensure sustainability.
Our aim is to provide a facility that promotes inclusion and integration between disabled and non-disabled individuals and help break down some of the barriers that our students face in society.
The site boasts a range of facilities such as a small animal care centre, on site café, horticulture base, sensory pod and community room.