Bright Lives Social Enterprise C.I.C

Has distinct and valuable role to play in helping create a strong, sustainable and socially inclusive enterprise. Our ethos is defined as a not – for – profit social enterprise based in Colchester.

A learning disability is not the same as learning difficulties, learning difficulties may be regarded as obstacles which make it more difficult for someone to learn and/or interact with other people, while learning disabilities have a significant impact on the person’s development, and mean that they need help in order to understand information and to acquire skills and manage independently.

We support clients with a learning disability and learning difficulty into independent living and provide a variety of programmes that are diverse and inclusive, being tailored to the individual learning goals and destination pathway of the client in order to maximise their potential towards independence.

Bright Lives offers a person-centred approach. We are a day service that offers workshops for people with a learning disability or autism. We also offer the Duke of Edinburgh programme and the Mencap Gateway Award.

We support individuals with a broad variety of needs.

We work in jointly with Royal Mencap and host information events for parents and carers in partnership with them. We support Royal Mencap in lots of their campaigns including “Hear My Voice”.

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Who the service provides for

Young people over the age of 18 with a learning disability

Hours of operation

Monday - Friday 9.00 - 5.00

Phone number

01206 615165

Operational locations

  • Colchester


Abbots Community Centre
39 Ladbrook Drive