An extraordinary array of renowned performers, sports legends, and subject-matter experts are set to grace the virtual stage as www.What-To-Do.co.uk, the acclaimed digital platform that offers free online experiences for people who access care and support, has relaunched with a sizzling summer of activity.
Offering an unparalleled range of inclusive online events specifically tailored for people who access care and support, the summer season of this award-winning platform is poised to bring high-profile names and exclusive experiences to care services across the UK.
www.What-To-Do.co.uk presents a free live mega-event every week. The excitement began on Wednesday, June 21st, with an exclusive performance by Forever Elton, one of the UK’s leading Elton John tribute artists, ahead of the Rocket Man’s highly anticipated performance at Glastonbury. The concert, which offered a special celebration for National Learning Disability Week, kicked off a stacked calendar of thrilling experiences, which includes:
- June 28th: Pride Disco at 7pm – Celebrate Pride with an iconic party featuring hits from the LGBTQIA+ community.
- July 12th: Walk on the Wild Side at 7pm – Discover how to enjoy exciting sensory and active experiences in nature with the RSPB.
- July 19th: Women’s World Cup Special at 7pm – Enjoy an exhilarating activity experience that builds life skills and confidence with the support of football legends.
- August 2nd: Going for Gold at 7pm – Delve into the world of table tennis and be inspired by the life story of gold medal-winning Paralympian, Jack Hunter-Spivey.
People who work in and access social care are urged to sign up for the mailing list on www.What-To-Do.co.uk to be the first to see the full lineup of upcoming events. With future sessions as diverse as activity classes with wrestling superstars, opera performances, Harry Potter experiences, and exclusive behind-the-scenes access to transport museums, there is something to suit every interest in the months ahead.
Developed by Community Integrated Care, one of the UK’s biggest and most successful social care charities, www.What-To-Do.co.uk has been created to support the organisation’s mission of enabling people to live The Best Lives Possible. The platform received the prestigious ‘Best Initiative’ award at the 2022 National Care Awards for its impact and innovation, having delivered over 30,000 hours of life-enhancing and free experiences with the support of major names and world-class partners.
The virtual community has already facilitated many once-in-a-lifetime moments, from dance classes with the stars of Strictly Come Dancing to cookery experiences hosted by Great British Bake-Off contestants. With the backing of esteemed personalities such as Manchester City Captain Ilkay Gundogan, Liverpool FC Women’s captain Gemma Bonner, dance legends Ian Waite and Vincent Simone, and WWE star Ashton Smith, the program has made countless dreams come true.
www.What-To-Do.co.uk is carefully co-produced with ‘The Doers’ – a team of individuals who enjoy exciting experiences and contribute ideas for unique events, sharing their lived experience of accessing social care. Community Integrated Care warmly welcomes anyone who wishes to contribute to this forum and help shape future ideas for the site.
John Hughes, Director of the Partnerships and Communities team, expressed his excitement about the relaunch: “We are thrilled to unveil the new look of What To Do. This Summer season represents a vibrant array of events and experiences. We hope it will become a weekly fixture for many people who access care and support across the country.
We are immensely grateful to all our amazing delivery partners for their support in providing meaningful, life-enhancing, inclusive opportunities. We are especially thankful to our Doers, for helping to contribute such wonderful ideas. As we enter this new and exciting chapter, we can’t wait to welcome more people to enjoy extra special experiences.”
Louise Lamkin, Volunteer ‘Do’er’, Supported by the charity added:
“I love What To Do. I have got the chance to do so many amazing things. I have met celebrities and made friends for life. I’m so excited to see what’s coming soon – it will be epic. So glad I got the chance to help make What To Do great!”
The What To Do Summer Season will be followed by an Autumn calendar to be announced in August.
Full details of the Summer calendar is available at www.what-to-do.co.uk.