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Cheers Day Service

We are very proud to be a forward-thinking organisation that strives for excellence, providing day opportunities to people over 16 with autism and learning disabilities. Our staff are highly qualified, trained with many years of experience. Windward opened in 2002 as our original service. We are part of Windward Day Service which was established in 2002. We have 4 further services: Spiral Blue (Ringwood), Thrive (Chandlers Ford), Windward (Netley Marsh) and Helix (Verwood) based over Hampshire and the New Forest.

Every day we run activities on-site and accessing the local community helping to develop a variety of learning, sporting and leisure, creative and independent skills. We are close to the centre of Ringwood and we walk into town for activities. We want you to be involved in the development of this centre so we hold regular committee meetings so you can have your say. We want to support you in the things you want to do – if you have an idea we will give it a go! We offer an award incentive scheme called Citizen Step-Up which encourages you try new experiences, offer a service and try a new skill and then we hold an award evening to celebrate your achievements.

We run regular social evenings, outings and holidays to further expand our range of social and independence-building opportunities. We also strive to work with a personal centred approach - ensuring to work with you and your parents or carers to best support you whilst you're with us, we also offer a key worker scheme as well as individual support plan to make sure we understand your needs. 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Paul Stephens or Lynne Emerson
Contact Position
023 80060005

Alternatively you can contact Sally Mardell at the Windward office on 023 8086 0005 or drop her an email at:

Where to go

Cheers Day Service
The Nedderman Centre
Marryat Road
BH25 5NY
Children's Centre Areas

A totally wheelchair accesible venue.

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Tuesday, 9.30-3.30; Wednesday 9.30-30; Friday 9.30-3.30
Time of day

Other Details


Referral Details

You can be referred by your social worker, care manager or community nurse.

If you receive direct payments or are self funding you can contact us direct to arrange a time to come and have a look round.

Any Other Notes
  • Communication: We use Makaton, PECS and visual timetables to aid processing and self-expression. Again using our person centred approach we will support you with your communication
  • Behaviour: All our staff are trained in Positive Behaviour Management and are skilled at preventing and resolving conflict
  • Personal Care: Your dignity is vitally important to us and is always handled with sensitivity. Our staff are able to assist and help you if you need support daily or occasionally             
  • Medication: We are fully trained in administering medication and are happy to help support you if you require medication in the day or in emergencies


  • We can offer places over summer holidays and half terms if you are free when school or college is closed
  • We offer staff support on a 1:4 ratio, or 1:1 or 2:1 those with higher support needs
  • For those who require 1:1 or 2:1 we may be able to support you with any regular activities like physiotherapy or hydrotherapy.
  • If you live locally we may be able to provide you with transport
  • We are one of Hampshire County Council’s ‘preferred providers’
  • We love having visitors and offer free taster days – come and see for yourself what we’re all about!


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