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A New Approach to Life Skills Provision

Our activities include:

  • Independent living skills
  • Literacy and Numeracy  
  • Arts & Crafts  
  • Healthy Living and Eating
  • Handling Money
  • Homemaking Skills
  • Exercise to Music
  • Relaxation Classes
  • Games with a purpose (eg. blindfolded food tasting)
  • Seasonal Activities (making Christmas decorations, decorating Easter eggs, &c.)
  • Gardening (including sunflower growing competition)
  • Pet Care
  • Cooking

Also, trips out by arrangement: Leighton Buzzard Narrow Gauge Railway, Woburn, Whipsnade, &c.

Learn Independent Living Skills in an Authentic Home Environment

Solving the Puzzle

The Puzzle was set up as an alternative to uninspiring special needs day care environments. After listening to what people really wanted we decided to set up something more interesting and true to life. Learn independent living skills in a working family home with pets and a garden.

We can help you join up all the pieces that make up life skills and solve the puzzle of independent living.

We take no more than four guests at any one time and offer a safe and intimate experience for anyone over 18 wishing to work towards a more independent life.

Daily fee includes all learning materials, lunch & drinks.

Sunflower Growing Competition – and Bunny in Residence


Contact us today to arrange a free taster!

thepuzzleDC@outlook.com

01525 382 578

01525 382 578

Welcome to The Puzzle: A New Life Skills Opportunity

Welcome to our home in Leighton Buzzard, and to your local life skills day centre

Who We Are:

My name is Mo. I’m the manager of The Puzzle. My life’s career has been devoted to care. I have extensive experience of caring for the elderly, people with brain injuries, autism, and all types of special needs. My philosophy is to treat everybody with kindness & respect, and to build up people’s independence as much as possible.

I’m Chris and I’m co-owner and administrator for The Puzzle. I also have a lot of experience in care: with people with special needs, autism and emotional & behavioural difficulties. My passion is helping people become as independent as they can be, through a combination of fun and learning.

OPENING HOURS (not normally open weekends & public holidays)

Monday
9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Thursday
9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Friday
9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Covid Policy

  • During the Covid crisis a maximum of three guests will be admitted at any one time
  • All guests will be treated as vulnerable
  • All guests & visitors to provide contact details in accordance with Track & Trace
  • Explain the importance of washing and sanitising to all guests on arrival on each day
  • Everybody’s hands to be sanitised on arrival, after any physical contact, and on leaving
  • Surfaces sanitised before & after use (sanitising agent freely available)
  • Enhanced cleaning to take place daily
  • Everybody to keep three feet apart
  • Unnecessary furniture to be removed in order to free up space
  • Outside air allowed to circulate via kitchen door & windows
  • All meals prepared by Maureen rather than guests
  • Covid policy publicised on website and on a poster in the centre
  • Follow current guidance if anyone connected to the centre’s visitors becomes infected. This may mean certain individuals are excluded or/and the centre must close for a period as dictated by current regulations.