Welcome to Style Acre
Supporting people with learning disabilities
Style Acre enhances the lives of people with learning disabilities in creative and innovative ways. Each and every individual we support is valued and helped to lead a meaningful life whilst realising their potential.
Style Acre is committed to enabling the people we support make choices about their lives. Style Acre provides day opportunities, supported living,work development and community involvement for adults with learning disabilities, across Oxfordshire.
With an excellent reputation within the learning disability & charity sector, the community and social services, Style Acre is considered a forward-looking organisation, committed to developing new services and working in partnership with individuals and their families.
Style Acre is registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and is an approved provider with Oxfordshire County Council.
Style Acre's Banbury Hub featured in Banbury Guardian - Lottery boost for hub in former nightclub
Style Acre is delighted to announce that we have been awarded a grant by The Big Lottery Fund of £271,784 over 3 years towards running costs.
We will use this funding to support costs at our near completed hub in Banbury, called SABRe - Style Acre Banbury Resource - over the next 3 years. SABRe will engage with adults with mild to moderate learning disabilities to learn new skills, find work and volunteering opportunities and socialise. The hub will provide a safe place for beneficiaries to become involved in the wider community through a range of skills development activities from cookery to IT to budget management and group outings. A job club and work placements will< also be on offer as well as social enterprise activities. We will be opening our doors in May.
We are proud to be celebrating twenty years of support for people with learning disabilities for 20 years. Thank you to everyone who has helped Style Acre develop into a leading provider of support for people with learning disabilities in Oxfordshire and who has supported our person-centred belief that people with learning disabilities should be empowered to make their own decisions about the lives they want to lead.
In 2014 we continued to grow, supporting more people at our day opportunities in Wallingford and Didcot and in supported living. We found work opportunities for the people we support at our Tea Room, charity shop, market garden and the many local companies who continue to support us this way.
Having been left a legacy to use for lasting benefit, we bought a large 3 storey property in central Banbury (an old nightclub!) to provide Day Opportunities and apartments for supported living. We have fundraised to pay for the refurbishment, receiving support from Samantha Cameron, who hosted a Downing Street reception and many companies, Trusts and individuals in the Banbury area (watch the BBC report here). The project is near completion and we will be opening our doors to beneficiaries in May.
After winning ‘Charity of the Year’ at the Thames Valley Business Magazine Awards in late 2013, we were delighted to win the Business & Community Awards for ‘Best use of Technology’ in November 2014. We were chosen for our innovative approach in developing bespoke technology programmes for the people we support.
We think 20 years is worth celebrating - why not celebrate with us by joining us for one of these events?
T2 to Tea Room Fundraising Walk Saturday 16th May. Join us for a 12k walk taking in stunning Oxfordshire countryside, from our day service - T2 - in Didcot to our tea room in Blewbury, where you will be treated to cake!
Thames Run Sunday 24 May. We are delighted to be the run's chosen charity once again. Click below to see how you can help.
Murder Mystery and fine dining at Broughton Castle Saturday 13th June. 'The Deadly Diamond' will certainly test your investigative powers! You can deliberate the crime over a delicious 3 course dinner in the Great Hall, prepared and cooked by Great British Chef Emily Watkins (The Kingham Plough), who will join us for the evening.
Skydive for Style Acre Saturday 4th July, 2015 Chiltern Airfield, Wallingford. Why not step out of your comfort zone and join our tandem skydive team for a fun-packed day out! Click here for more information.
Getting to Know You Monday 7 September. Dame Stephanie Shirley and John Craven CBE will learn about each other's lives at this unique event Harris Manchester College, Oxford, followed by lunch at the Dining Hall.
What we do
How we support people with learning disabilities to live in your own homes, with friends or with family
Providing leisure and work-related activities in the community.