Lifelong Learning Programmes

Help Support Purple Patch Arts to deliver its Lifelong Learning Programmes for adults with learning disabilities & autistic people. These creative, inclusive, multi-sensory education programmes increase knowledge, mental wellbeing, social connections, confidence, independence & life skills.

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1178031)

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Campaign target


Amount raised


Time left

170 days




  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing


  • People With DisabilitiesPeople With Disabilities


United Kingdom


It's known that adult learning fosters a sense of identity, a feeling of purpose in life, a greater level of wellbeing, & an increase in satisfaction. It's also associated with higher levels of interpersonal trust, social connections & community engagement. There are, however, many barriers that stop adults with learning disabilities from being able to access these opportunities, including: inaccessible teaching methods, social isolation, financial barriers, and lack of confidence/wellbeing.


Our Lifelong Learning Programmes across Yorkshire work to a custom written Scheme of Work; this ensures that the structure & content of our activity is tailored to the specific needs of our varied learners. Our learning is delivered using The Purple Patch Approach to inclusive education; this uses art to engage learners, and support understanding of complex subjects. Our skilled staff work with a sense of adventure, adapting to needs, and creating spaces where people thrive.