What's The Difference!
In February, we announced that ADO would no longer provide our Encounters Services as we felt they firmly sat within the 'Entertainment' sector, which was a place we did not really want to be. We have a passion for Healthcare and Education here at ADO and its this area we really wanted to focus upon. We had already been running a large range of services incorporating Healthcare, Education and a mixture of the two, so other than our new Alternative Provision services, it was business as usual. Dropping our Encounters Services means that we can really concentrate on the services most beneficial to the community and providing career opportunities along the way.
So what's staying and what services have gone?
ADO Therapy - Our therapy services remain the same as they were. For individuals, groups, professionals and parents, we offer a wide ranging therapeutic and activity based portfolio of services with a theme of animals, wildlife, nature and outdoor activities. Supporting these services, we offer counselling sessions and group workshops.
ADO Education - This team, formerly the ADO Academy, still run our Outdoor Preschool Nursery, Holiday Clubs, Educational Visits to Schools, Youth Groups, AQA Unit Awards and Training. We now operate a specialised Alternative Provision service that brings together our expertise in both our Healthcare and Education services. We are ideally placed to offer AP services, but with a holistic approach utilising the unique delivery and staff skillset we have in both therapy and education and combining them to produce a flexible programme for students
ADO Encounters - We no longer run our Animal Parties, Bushcraft Parties, Scouts and Guides events, Park Events or anything else where we are considered as 'entertainment'. The only exceptions are events that have a direct link or relevance to Healthcare and Education.
So there we have it. A better focus for ADO going forward, with more information on our range of services on our website.