Who we are
Purple Patch Arts exists to provide innovative, inclusive, creative learning opportunities that improve the lives of learning-disabled and autistic adults by expanding their understanding of, and engagement with, the world.
What we do
We support learning-disabled and autistic people to engage with new experiences and reach their full potential.
Our experienced staff provide inclusive, fun, informal learning opportunities that are designed to be accessible to all.
We use The Purple Patch Approach, which includes creative methods such as art, drama, music, movement and multi-sensory activity.
There’s lots of information about what we get up to in our Activity Reports.
Why we do it
We believe that everyone should have access to meaningful learning opportunities that are fun, exciting and engaging.
Our innovative approach means that we can work with a sense of adventure, adapting to the needs of our participants and creating environments where people can thrive.
Every year we support and empower over 200 people to lead their best life by improving their mental wellbeing; we do this by using creative methods to increase their social connections, confidence, independence and communication skills, and help them learn new life skills.
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Vision, Mission and Values
Our vision is a world where learning-disabled and autistic people are empowered to reach their potential.
Our mission is to provide opportunities for learning-disabled and autistic people across Yorkshire to thrive through engagement with innovative, creative lifelong learning.
As a value-led organisation it’s important to us that everything we do fits within our four core values:
We recognise and respect the intrinsic value of every individual and empower people to reach their full potential.
We do learning differently through creative exploration, discovery and self-expression.
We are excited about the power of our work to help create a world where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive.
We create genuine and long-lasting connections with people and do what we say we will.
We have a number of resources and activities that are available to anyone for free!