(updated 04/03/2018)

why we do church like we do...

What makes Focus Services unique from other church initiatives with people with learning disabilities is that they are built upon principles of cognitive developmental theory. But why do we do this and what does that mean in practice?

Focus Services embody a sensitivity and awareness of how people with learning disabilities think and reason. This sensitivity is in areas of general comprehension and faith, but also in areas of ethical, and moral thinking.

Quite simply the aim is to keep the cognitive or thinking demand low at all times in our services. Our teaching and general approach uniquely reflects this understanding and sensitivity towards people with learning (or developmental /intellectual) disabilities and comprehension difficulties.