We offered a range of fully inclusive activities that encouraged choice and diversity with the clear aim of encouraging independence, building confidence and improving social skills. Our staff are skilled and experienced in providing a range of activities and are always open to new and exciting ideas.
Key to a successful activity group is getting to know each young person and identifying their needs, their abilities and their interests to ensure we offer activities that challenge and develop them whilst being fun. Our focus is on a young person’s abilities and what they can do rather than their disabilities and we encourage full and independent participation and decision-making.
Once we received a referral, we carried out a home visit with the young person and their family to complete a Service and Safety Assessment. This identifies their individual needs, interests and abilities, which helps to build a picture of the young person’s needs, likes and ambitions.
Parents/carers and young children praised the service and informed us of the positive impact that the groups had on the child and families, as it not only provides a short break for the family and the child’s siblings, but also allows the child a place to have the freedom to enjoy, explore, learn new skills and establish friendships.
We design our services in full participation with young people and their families to ensure they have fun and parents have confidence that the service is fit for purpose and provided effectively.
After each session the child and parent complete a short feedback form which enables us to identify where we are getting it right and the areas that we need to improve.
Children have informed us in feedback forms and through discussion that they enjoy coming to the club and have made new friends.