The Base​ Chelmsford Day Centre

What is the base?

The base is a day centre in the heart of Chelmsford, providing fun, educational indoor activities for young adults with learning disabilities and autism.

Our members can learn life skills, social skills, and employability skills that help each individual to reach their full potential.

Along the way we provide our members with the skills, they need to be able to vocalise and realise their ambitions. Time and time again we are told how we are able to build confidence levels by helping them achieve in life.

We take time to get to know the people we work with and build relationships with the individual and their family/carers.

Our staff has worked with many young people across Essex who have a wide variety of needs and have built up extensive experience within this field and know how to get the best results from the individual.

Or call Andrew on 07880 645273

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We teach people many life skills at the base

Such as; Cooking skills / Personal Safety skills / Online Safety skills / Employability skills / Creativity skills / Money handling and budgeting skills / Health and Fitness / Social skills / Understanding feelings / Mental health wellbing / Communication skills / Relationships

Personal Stories

Alex Land's a Job

Jamie's Story

Andrew's Story

What our Members have to say

The difference that Independence Project has made to Andrew’s life is tangible and he engages in all the activities. Andrew is happy, safe and in absolutely the right place to grow and fulfil his potential. This is all we could possibly wish for Andrew and I am forever grateful to Andrew Denny and the team at Independence Project.
Heather Moore
Andrew's mum
Ben is in the process of transitioning from full time education to part time and because of his complex needs I was concerned about him becoming socially isolated and the impact a loss of structure and routine would have on him. Independence Project has provided him with socially inclusive experiences while also looking at his employability skills and covering the basics of education which has enabled him to grow in confidence and look forward to his future.
Gill Reeve
My son is with the Independence Project every Thursday, learning employability skills, social skills and having fun. Last week Andrew helped him put together a cv and then in the afternoon they went bowling and played pool. Andrew has a good relationship with the individuals he works with.​
Dee Coe
The Independence Project is the most amazing, positive place for our young people. All of the staff are so positive and cheerful and make it a really fun and relaxed place to be. Jamie wouldn’t have coped as well last year without the help and support of Andrew and his team – thank you all so much.
Jo Jeyes
Jamie's mum

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