BASE is a new experience for young people between 13 and 18 years old in Suffolk with learning disabilities, autism and complex needs.

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Make new friends and do the things you’ve always wanted to do.  Taking part in our activity programme will help you to make more friends, learn new skills and feel more confident. 

With Leading Lives you can lead the life you choose, however you want to – meet new people, learn how to do new things and try new activities.  It’s your chance to get out, get active, get involved and have more fun.

It can be hard to tell what you like and what you want to do until you have tried it. That’s why we offer taster sessions at BASE so you can see if it’s for you.

BASE isn’t limited by time.  We provide support during the day to do the things you want to do, meet new people and learn new skills that will help you live more independently in the future.  As well as our full daytime programme, Base offers weekend, evening and holiday experiences where the focus is on having fun, gaining confidence and socialising. 

We mix the learning with the fun, a chance to learn new things – all to help you feel more confident and independent.

What we do:
We believe you should lead the life you choose and we will support you to do just that.  It could be attending gigs and festivals, nightclubs or the cinema or it could be taking part in sport or tech activities and gaming.  Use your imagination and we can support you to achieve it.

Activities, courses and workshops all take place with partners out and about in the community or from our Hub with specialist tutors and facilitators.  The programme could include arts, media, dance, tech, photography, gaming and horticulture and conservation.  Sports could include climbing, archery, team sports and sailing.

BASE is also about looking to the future and becoming more independent so we also provide support, information and courses on managing finances and personal budgets, internet safety, social media, sexual awareness, physical health and making friends with confidence. 

Find out more about:

  • Daytime programme
  • Evening socials
  • Courses and workshops
  • Trips out
  • Short breaks and holidays

About Leading Lives
We are an award winning social enterprise and specialise in providing a range of high quality support in the home, in the community and through our Hubs.  BASE is especially designed to support young people between 13 and 18 and is located out of our Hubs.

Find out more
You will probably want to talk to us to find out more and see if BASE is for you.  Please phone or email us with any questions you have. We’d love to talk to you.  Contact the BASE teams on:
01502 512937 - Lowestoft
01473 400855 - Ipswich
01449 745970 - Stowmarket
01787 464380 - Sudbury
01284 719373 - Bury