About Vision 25

Independent training and social care provider based in Stockton-Tees

As a company, Vision25 are driven by an ultimate goal; for all young adults to be as independent as possible by fully including them in all aspects of the community.

The company aims are to promote independence through a ‘Developing Skills for Life’ programme, for our young adults to participate in work experience and volunteering to gain valuable work skills.  To integrate our members into the local community & wider communities as much as possible to promote social inclusion and to promote health and well-being.

We are led by a Chief Executive Officer, who brings with her vast experience of working with special needs.  Alongside her is a dedicated and highly skilled staff team and volunteers who share her vision. All our staff are enhanced DBS checked. Our entire team are keen to welcome young adults aged 17 years+ to offer our meaningful aims through an array of enrichment activities.

Support provided to every young adult will be tailored and personalised. This will develop new skills, whilst focusing on their strengths, rather than being defined by their weaknesses. Working directly with young adults will allow them to voice concerns, opinions and preferences on activities and services available to them.

Our intention is to help young adults develop independent living skills throughout their time at Vision25. This will be achieved by participating in activities both at the centre and within the local community.

What we do

Independent Living Skills

  • Time awareness.
  • Preparing a meal including basic   kitchen hygiene, simple measuring techniques, setting a table etc.
  • Money management.
  • Healthy habits.
  • Personal hygiene.
  • Physical fitness & well being.
  • Staying safe in the community.
  • Getting involved with and being part of the community.
  • Use of public transport (where appropriate) with and without support.
  • Road safety.
  • Personal care, including managing medicine, visiting health professionals, healthy living and home management.
  • Health & Safety at home.
  • Hanging out the washing and ironing clothes.

Health & Well-Being

  • Health eating
  • Healthy snack choices
  • Relaxation 
  • De-stressing
  • Confidence building
  • Emotional resilience
  • Building self-esteem
  • Developing healthy coping strategies
  • Nutrition
  • Goal setting
  • Stress management
  • Managing anxiousness
  • Yoga
  • Meditation for relaxation

Personal & Emotional Development

  • Learning to work independently and within a group.
  • What is emotional development, what does it mean for the individual?
  • Learning to recognise and meet needs
  • How to regulate emotions across a range of situations
  • Meeting sensory needs
  • Finding and developing strategies to cope with unfamiliar situations
  • Staying safe
  • Managing relationships
  • Planning for the future change, transition and achieving aspirations
  • Offering services to others

Work Related Learning Skills

  • Work skills gained by participating in work experience (supported & unsupported where appropriate) 
  • Work skills gained by experiencing volunteering in the local community.
  • Work skills—carrying out routine tasks, asking for help, gaining independence
  • Enterprise experiences
  • Access a range of vocational experiences
  • Volunteering for local groups
  • Up-cycling for profit
  • ICT & E-Safety awareness

Social & Communication Skills

  • The most effective way to communicate
  • Communicating feelings and needs
  • Responding to expectations and requests
  • Managing social time
  • Learning to work independently and in a group

Social, Leisure & Sports

  • Access to a range of sports, community and social activities, including cinema, swimming, bowling, badminton, ice skating and eating out.
  • Understanding the media
  • Opportunities to make and display creative work.
  • Drama, dance and performance workshops.
  • Experiencing photography in local. area
  • Accessing canoeing and kayaking
  • Experiencing the theatre.


144 High Street,
TS18 1LX

Registered Office

144 High Street,
TS18 1LX

Registered as a CIC in May 2016
Converted to a Registered Charity in September 2019

Registered Charity No. 1185333

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