About Us

A Brief History Of Tameside Arts Ltd

Tameside Arts Ltd is a user-led, not-for-profit Social Enterprise company, with long standing experience of delivering innovative, high quality and creative services within Tameside and its surrounding areas.

Tameside Arts Ltd was established during 2005 as a result of a demand for creative arts services for adults with Learning Disabilities. Since that point the Company has grown steadily adding new sessions and services to our now extensive portfolio, we specialise in the supply of services to local authorities, community groups and individuals. Our main delivery is Monday to Friday day service provision and weekly groups and activities ideal for people with support needs.

We are also able to offer tailored support to individuals in respect of direct payments or on a private basis.

Aims and Objectives

Our objectives and principal activities are to promote independence, increase choice and provide appropriate support to people to enable them to make the most of their capacity and potential. We can do this by offering a range of sessions and services that are challenging, yet provide a creative and safe experience in which our participants are able to flourish.

We offer and manage traditional Social Services day care services for people with learning, physical and sensory disabilities, including those with mental health issues.

We provide people with enhanced experiences and alternatives which offer real integration into an ordinary life through managed risk taking and therefore the enjoyment of the benefits of reaching their full potential.

We look beyond delivering traditional day services and offer regularly a range of projects and opportunities which enable individuals to both enjoy a wider choice about how they want to spend their day. Through these projects, individuals can choose to volunteer or in some cases be paid a sessional fee to get involved in projects or leading and facilitating sessions, whilst learning life skills and developing confidence. Many people are able to develop these opportunities further and occasionally such projects have resulted in paid employment or closer working with other community groups to practice new skills or to develop an interest further.

Legal Status

Tameside Arts Ltd is a Social Enterprise not-for-profit company that is limited by guarantee. This structure allows us to work in a flexible way, we take our responsibility to the Tameside community very seriously and are clear to ensure that our outcomes in any project are for the benefit of the project, the individuals involved and the wider community. We are completely inclusive and encourage people from the whole community to be involved.

Organisational Structure

Tameside Arts Ltd has a Board of nine members (the majority have a learning disability) who meet every month and are responsible for the strategic direction and policy of the organisation. Our committee have varied interests and professional backgrounds relevant to the work of Tameside Arts Ltd, the Project Manager and Directors of the Company also attend these meetings.

A scheme of delegation is in place and day to day responsibility for the provision of the services rest with the Directors in conjunction with the Project Manager, they are responsible for ensuring that the organisation delivers the services specified to an exceptional standard and that key performance indicators are met.