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The Life Project (Bath)

The Life Project (Bath)

Brief Description of Organisation

We are a Bath based charity running a range of activities for people with learning disabilities and their families and carers.  We believe that every person is unique and has something to share with the world; we believe that in God’s eyes everybody is ‘fearfully and wonderfully made’. (Psalm 139:14).

Full Description of Organisation

We are a Bath based charity running a range of activities for people with learning disabilities and their families and carers.  We believe that every person is unique and has something to share with the world; we believe that in God’s eyes everybody is ‘fearfully and wonderfully made’. (Psalm 139:14).


Our activities offer daytime occupations that enable our participants to shine and to discover their gifts. We offer a variety of services including:

Parent Carer Drop-In Sessions

Our Parent Carer Drop-In sessions are for carers who want to find some space and time away from their caring roles. They offer a chance to become part of a supportive network of people who understand the challenges of caring for those with learning needs and other disabilities.  A cup of coffee and some tasty treats are always on offer and those who attend can de-stress by joining in with an exercise or pilates class during the session.


The Old Acorn Barn

We run day-time activity sessions for adults with learning disabilities at this beautiful rural location in Englishcombe village.


Our ‘Makers’ can choose from a variety of activities on offer in our art and craft room, kitchen and workshop. They make and sell jams and preserves with produce they have grown at our allotment, bake and cook lunch in the kitchen and learn new skills in our workshop producing items such as plant supports, clocks and pencil holders.  There are always a number of projects on the go in the art and craft room and the group enjoy acting out plays and sketches and participate in singing and playing musical instruments.  Currently these sessions run on Tuesday, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

The Allotment

We have use of fantastic allotment space in Oldfield Park and are grateful to a multitude of hard-working volunteers who have helped develop our raised beds, sheds and picnic tables.

We may not have won any prizes yet for our funny-shaped veggies and wacky flowers, but we do have a lot of fun!!   Our makers tend the allotment at the start of most days during the growing – and pickling! – season.


Gardening is a multi-sensory experience and we relish the smells of the herb garden, the taste of our soft fruit – and some of us don’t mind the feel of grubby fingers after weeding! This is a great place for growing in confidence, learning new skills and building community. Everyone has something to contribute and we enjoy utilising and sharing our harvest.

Fellowship Groups

  • Springs is a fellowship group for adults from across the Bath area which meets fortnightly on Monday evenings.  Building friendships by sharing news over a cuppa, worshipping (often using Makaton signing) and learning more about God’s great love for us – often through drama or other creative activities. A special time at the end of each evening is when we pray with one another.

  • The K-Team is for those who live in Keynsham. It is modelled on the Springs group in Bath and meets monthly on a Wednesday evening. 

  • Mini-Springs is a group for primary-aged children who have a learning disability or additional needs and meets on the first Sunday of the month in the afternoon. The aim is to build friendship, share fellowship and learn about God in a friendly and safe environment. Siblings are welcome to join in and parents can have some “time out” to relax and support one another.

Social Activities

Get to know the Life Project community by joining in our socials!  Activities are scheduled four or five times per year and are designed for those we support plus friends and family members, but we welcome others who want to join in. Rambles, barn dancing, bowling and pizza-making alongside an annual curry evening – all make for fun times and fellowship.

Community Outreach

The Life Project is reaching out into the community to ensure the support we provide for those with learning disabilities can be accessed by many more people. Tom, our Barn Development and Outreach Worker, is following up contacts and talking to many people and organisations to ensure we can offer opportunities which are meaningful and person-centred. For example, Tom reports that …


“Key people in Three Ways and Fosse Way Schools and Bath College have shown real interest in what the Life Project is doing; they have visited the Barn with a view to their students considering it as a day placement when they move on to Adult services. I have also been in discussion with contacts in Englishcombe village and other organisations, looking at possibilities for activities involving projects related to conservation, community gardening and forest skills. In addition, I have been exploring activities including music and drama, life skills, health and fitness and woodwork.”

The Life Project (Bath)

Brief Description of Organisation

We are a Bath based charity running a range of activities for people with learning disabilities and their families and carers.  We believe that every person is unique and has something to share with the world; we believe that in God’s eyes everybody is ‘fearfully and wonderfully made’. (Psalm 139:14).

The Life Project (Bath)