We create opportunities for people with learning disabilities to be happy and social, creative and productive.
We want Croydon to be a place where people with learning disabilities are as happy, social, creative and valued as everyone else. We change perceptions about people with learning disabilities, and about Croydon. We formed in 2009 with the help of Croydon Council and we are now an independent not-for-profit social enterprise.
We do things that no-one has done before here in Croydon, like accessible club nights in mainstream venues
Artists and creatives
We produce new and original art, by working with musicians, DJs, actors, film-makers, fine artists, photographers and others
Communicators and campaigners
We help to create better understanding of people with learning disabilities. We’re working towards a more inclusive, accessible, and fairer Croydon
Friendly, ambitious, supportive, proud, experimental, forward-looking, welcoming – and successful!
Club Soda can be life-changing for some, life-affirming for many. You can read all about the difference we make to people with learning disabilities in our annual Impact Report below.
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Left to Right: Joe, Samantha, Sedley, Yasmin, Loraine, Terry
We have a dedicated and passionate committee who meet regularly and are responsible for making important decisions about how Club Soda operates. Our committee members are all volunteers and kindly give their time to make Club Soda a success, including by running the front of house at all our events, organising fundraising initiatives and supporting our partnership work.
The committee organises an annual general meeting once a year, which is open to all Club Soda members, staff and partners. There is an opportunity for members to join the Committee at the annual general meeting.
Occasionally we are able to offer training in arts jobs for people with learning disabilities. We are advocates of peer led training, which is when a recently successful trainee provides training for others. Our training is also delivered by more experienced professionals.
We are planning our next training programme and do not currently have any opportunities. Please do continue checking our website for news and updates on our training opportunities. You can also join our mailing list below, so you are the first to hear when we do announce opportunities.