Unfortunately following Government advice, that everyone should avoid social contact, we have to cancel ILEAP sessions for the time being. We will be in touch as the situation unfolds. Whilst we are adapting to the new rules please try our 1:1 or Group online Zoom Activities, they will keep you creative and connected in these difficult times and are great way to maintain positive mental health..
The ILEAP Charity is for people with Additional Needs and operates in South Warwickshire, although anyone is welcome to join no matter where they live.
We are a Charity and we reinvest 100% of our income into sustaining and developing our service.• Please support us by providing constructive feedback, fundraising, volunteering, showcasing, partnership, sponsorship, donations, legacy
I love to volunteer at ILEAP because i can get to know people i would have never met before. I love to talk to everyone and get involved , helping where ever i can.
Hi I’m Moya.
I have volunteered with ILEAP for about 5 years now. I enjoy spending time with the ILEAP members swimming, keep fit,cooking and baking, singing, and helping out on stalls. The ILEAP members are an inspiration and I am proud to be part of the positive things ILEAP does. Recently I have supported the members and ILEAP staff doing zoom sessions which has helped us keep in touch.
The Sunday swim has long become part of my weekend routine. It has allowed me to meet a lot of like-minded people who have enjoyed sharing in running the swimming sessions.
Our present group of helpers have got on easily and well for several years now. Many of the disabled members and their families who come get to be good friends as you get to know them, and sometimes
they prove to have unexpected hidden talents. It has been a pleasure to have been part of the group for so long.
Since moving to Leamington Spa and finding my ‘forever’ home I wanted to be part of the local community. I previously worked with Special needs in Nigeria and Indonesia and loved it. ILEAP is a fantastic charity and being able to give my time fortnightly reading stories and poems to the clients is so fulfilling. My background as a Voice Coach gave me the skills when delivering the stories & poems.
During lockdown I have provided stories on Sheldon the Shy Shark and other characters for the Charity to distribute to everyone, which I have loved doing. ILEAP will benefit as one of my charities when I become Ladies Captain at Leamington & County Golf Club for a year in March 2020.
I am looking forward to being able to meet everyone face to face when it is safe to do so
The reasons I volunteer – “I really enjoy helping with the Sunday swimming sessions. I think I get as much, if not more, from the sessions than the people who attend – many of whom have become good friends over the months and years. As well as seeing and joining in the fun they get from our sessions, it’s great to see how many of them have progressed. Some started as non swimmers and have gone on to swim a few yards, then a width and on to a full length.
“But it’s also fantastic to see the real spirit, character and determination that everyone demonstrates – but above all it’s great fun for all of us. It still amazes me that with all of the many difficulties that many of the members obviously have, they never moan or complain and are always asking if you have had a good week. Gives a new perspective on life!”
This has been my first time volunteering and it's been so enjoyable and rewarding. I’ve enjoyed spending time with ILEAP members at the Saturday morning group and now the quiz nights, both groups have been great fun and perfect for anyone who enjoys spending time with people. The support staff and members are lovely and welcoming and are always there to help or answer questions. I’d highly recommend ILEAP to anyone!
What our Customers say
A wonderful service that has been amazing over many years. Lets hope this continues to be available and well supported. A great selection of activities.
ILEAP is always excellent! The Staff work hard making sure everyone has a GREAT time. ILEAP provides my Son with a social life. He can be like everyone else. A caring, safe, fun environment! We cannot thank you enough!!
Thanks as always for all of your hard work and also to the ILEAP workers and volunteers. You are all an amazing support and a day never goes by when we don't forget not only what you do for our Son but how much it's helped us a family.
My son has a social life thanks to ILEAP. He has grown in confidence and self esteem. When he is at an ILEAP activity we can relax we know he is in safe hands. We can never say thank you enough to this wonderful organisation
Our Daughter loves ILEAP so much and has got so much out of it over the years.
We, as a family, are so very grateful to ILEAP - I honestly don’t know how we would have got through the holidays without it!
ILEAP is simply a life-line for our family. It is one of the few social activities our Son can do outside school. The regular sessions and periodic new activities added help to challenge him in a way he is comfortable with, giving him a chance to experience new things and allowing the rest of the family time to catch our breath. What would we do without ILEAP
Just wanted to say that ILEAP has made a massive difference to our Daughters life, giving her confidence in social activities and such a wide variety of choices to enhance that confidence. It has also been a blessing to us as parents, as we know that she is safe and enjoying herself with friends, with caring thoughtful staff. As a much-forgotten about minority, people with learning disabilities need somewhere to go where they can have fun and meet up with others, and ILEAP provides those opportunities for her.
We have always thought ILEAP was brilliant. Our Son has been coming since he was 8 years old and he is now 21!! He loves being with Staff and he has made many new friends. The sports and trips are excellent, well run and help him to enjoy a full social life in a safe environment. The ILEAP Lets Go Club is brilliant for older members!! Thank you so much.
Our Son has enjoyed the activities greatly on his return from College. The sessions are well organised, staffed and great fun. All the young people’s needs are excellently supported and they are in an environment to help them to develop and make friends.
We feel that ILEAP are fantastic at not only supporting our youngsters socially but providing them with a good education regarding improved health and it is certainly clear that the young people are able to demonstrate a good knowledge about this matter.