The Personal Development Programme

Hello and welcome to the Personal Development Programme - Sheffield’s engagement pathway for vulnerable adults, where friendship and success go hand-in-hand. Every year more than one hundred adults take part in our daily Personal Development activities and re-engage with community, learning and employment.  I’m Dominic Maloney, the Programme Manager and I am proud to invite you onboard the Personal Development Programme.

All PDP activities are half-day sessions and are structured to help with recovery; life-skills and work-based skills.  By joining our Programme, you’ll be part of a family of Doing and Achieving – and together we’ll look for ways to improve well-being and life opportunity.

Personal Progress at St Wilfrid’s is always made at the pace that best suits you - so if you’re looking to make new friends and have fun, you can join any of our 30 activities at any time.

Our aim is to help you improve your personal abilities in the wider world and so we offer great support in our literacy and numeracy classes; fun and activity in our drama and music groups and friendly one-to-one mentoring in our skills workshops.  

Right now, our computer and photography groups are growing with new-comers - people like you wanting to learn new skills in today’s technologies - and because building personal confidence is at the very heart of our programme, we’re here to help you discover just how easy it is to join in - and how rewarding it can be to learn new skills

Trying your hand in our woodwork or banner printing workshops; at our allotment or in one of our cooking classes - could open a whole new world that helps you back on track.

We offer a wide and varied range of Personal Development activities to suit all tastes and so to help you decide, you’ll find an outline of our programme and the Personal Development Focus that best suits your needs.

Dominic MaloneyWe look forward to seeing you at one of our sessions.





Therapeutic Focus

Personal Ability Focus

Practical Work Skills Focus

Take a few minutes to browse through our activities pages here on the website to find out what others say about our programme and to help you decide which of our activities is best for you.  


We look forward to welcoming you onboard and making the most of the St Wilfrid’s Personal Development Programme.