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Attic Bar in Dover to host Boogie Night Disco for adults with learning disabilities


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A monthly disco has been arranged for adults with learning disabilities.

The night out will take place in Dover and has been organised by support worker Becky Jay, who recently moved to the town.

Becky Jay has organised the Boogie Night Disco
Becky Jay has organised the Boogie Night Disco

Ms Jay, who works in Folkestone, is hoping to spread the word about the social so that as many people will come as possible.

She said: "I want to get the word out to the adults who so desperately need somewhere to go.

"There are so few activities and ways for these vulnerable adults to socialise and it's so much worse since Covid."

Ms Jay, 51, says other venues, such as Saturn Club in Ashford, based at the Homelands football ground, previously held nights out but since they stopped there there is "literally nowhere" for people to go.

She adds: "It's so important to the adults with disabilities to have the opportunity to socialise."

Attic Bar in Dover will host the night out
Attic Bar in Dover will host the night out

The Attic Bar in Church Street will host the Boogie Night Disco on the last Monday of the month, with the first one taking place next week on October 25.

The bar will be open, a DJ will play music and the upstairs pool room will be open too.

Ms Jay, a mum of three, said: "I have just moved to Dover and went for a night out at the Attic Bar and it was a really good time.

"I was speaking to a colleague about looking for activities for adults with learning disabilities and about how there isn't much.

"We then contacted the bar and they were happy to host.

'It's so important to the adults with disabilities to have the opportunity to socialise...'

"It will be like a regular club night, but exclusive to adults with learning disabilities. The pool room will be there for anyone who doesn't like loud music.

"Carers and family are welcome too."

Entry will cost £5, but support workers get in for free.

Attic Bar manager Ben Pilott said: "We are really looking forward to hosting this community event for adults with learning disabilities enabling them to enjoy a night out with friends and family.

"The night will be run the same as our club nights so they get the same experience but in a safe space.

"We are really hoping people take advantage of this event as although we are not looking to make a profit from the event we need to cover costs to keep running.

"The event runs the last Monday of every month, it's £5 and support workers are free. We have the same great selection of drinks available as we would any other club nights.

"We look forward to seeing you there."

Anyone with questions can email ben@theatticdover.co.uk.

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