Adult Short Breaks

Most Short Break services are accessed via a needs assessment and the establishment of a Care and Support plan. This is carried out by Adult Social Services.

When a young person turns 18 years old, the short break services that they receive will change. This could mean a change in provider (depending on the age range catered for by the service). However the young person should be able to access similar activities with a service that can meet their needs.

There are several services which provide different short break options for adults in RBKC catering for different levels of need and support. These include inclusive mainstream provisions, specialist provisions and overnight/ weekend provision.

Services Include:

Full of Life’s Services for Young People with Complex Needs (Specialist)

Full of Life’s centre for young people with complex needs, operates 6 days a week with a focus on communication and personal development.

At Full of Life’s centre for Young People with Complex Needs, Young people are encouraged to make choices and develop skills through a range of activities and shared experiences with one to one support.

The Day service operates Monday- Friday and focuses on communication, learning and personal development. The service is person centred, with each young person’s timetable of activities and programmes being built on their wants and needs. Their communication, life skills and behaviour is supported and developed, with individual targets being set and monitored.

The young people take part in a variety of group and 1:1 activities and programmes both onsite and in the local community. These include: Cooking, Drama, Arts and Craft, Zumba, Yoga, Music therapy, Music sessions, Film, Sports, Cycling, gym sessions, individualised life skill building. In addition to this the service also helps young people access other services that promote their overall health and wellbeing including hydrotherapy, dental services and hospital appointments.

The service also supports young people to participate in accredited ASDAN courses alongside their individual timetable of activities and looks for work experience and volunteering opportunities based on an individual’s person centred planning.

The Saturday and Holiday provisions continue this support with group based activities and trips.

For more information on the services aims click here or contact the service manager Gill Fashola on 0208 969 9993 / gill@fulloflifekc.com

Learning Disability Resource Centre (18+) (Specialist)

The Learning Disabilities Resource Centre is a social services day service for adults with complex physical and learning disabilities.

The Learning Disabilities Resource Centre is a social services day service for adults with complex physical and learning disabilities.

The centre provides a person-centred service that supports individuals to access their own community, college and centre-based activities/experiences focused on:

  • Swimming
  • Aerobics
  • Advocacy
  • Art
  • Yoga
  • Massage
  • Rebound therapy
  • Hydrotherapy sessions (physiotherapy in a heated swimming pool)
  • Music
  • Multisensory Room
  • IT/Eye Gaze sessions (controlling a computer through eye movements)
  • Travel training
  • Support to college
  • Access to local museums i.e. Natural History Museum, Science Museum etc.
  • Volunteer opportunities (office based volunteer opportunities in the community)

For more information please contact 020 7313 6880

Equal People (Mencap) (Specialist)

Equal People Mencap’s Day Opportunities Service supports individual’s with learning disabilities and complex needs (and other vulnerable adults) to have a voice to express themselves and to participate in community life.

Equal People Mencap’s Day Opportunities Service supports individual’s with learning disabilities and complex needs (and other vulnerable adults) to have a voice to express themselves and to participate in community life. Their service includes:

  1. A Drop-In service where they offer advice, sign-posting and support to access and liaise with appropriate services as well as a private space to have meetings, and a safe place to see friends, relax, have healthy food and try out new activities or learn new skills.
  2. Supported activities running throughout the week. These include Cooking, Computers, Music, Music therapy, Gardening, Zumba and life skill building sessions such as Understanding Money, Employment and Hear My Voice Voting Election group.

For more information contact 020 8964 0544

Kingsbridge Road Short Breaks Service (18+) (Overnight and Weekend)

The staff are trained in supporting people who may have more complex needs, including those who have challenging behaviour, autism and mental health needs.

The staff are trained in supporting people who may have more complex needs, including those who have challenging behaviour, autism and mental health needs. This short breaks service is for day and overnight stays.

Contact Learning Disability Community Team Telephone 020 7313 6843 / 020 7313 6880
E-mail asc.learning.disability@rbkc.gov.uk

Alison House (Overnight and Weekend)

The short breaks service at Alison House is designed for people with a learning disabilities who have high support needs; they also support people who have physical disabilities with the service being fully accessible.

The short breaks service at Alison House is designed for people with a learning disabilities who have high support needs; they also support people who have physical disabilities with the service being fully accessible. During a short break stay individuals can be supported to continue with planned day services and access community resources.

Contact Learning Disability Community Team Telephone 020 7313 6843 / 020 7313 6880
E-mail asc.learning.disability@rbkc.gov.uk

Earls Court Youth Club (9-25) (Mainstream)

Earls Court Youth centre is a fully integrated club offering a range of activities including t-shirt design and printing, arts and craft, football training, cooking and a music and video recording studio.

Earls Court Youth centre is a fully integrated club offering a range of activities including t-shirt design and printing, arts and craft, football training, cooking and a music and video recording studio.

For more information contact 0207 3737 970

Lancaster Centre (13-25) (Mainstream)

Lancaster Centre provides an evening Youth Club which offers a range of activities including: Healthy eating and cooking, T-shirt design, music production, a Buddies Scheme, Yoga and an Access Night for young people with a lifelong learning difficulty and/or disability (LLDD).

Lancaster Centre provides an evening Youth Club which offers a range of activities including: Healthy eating and cooking, T-shirt design, music production, a Buddies Scheme, Yoga and an Access Night for young people with a lifelong learning difficulty and/or disability (LLDD).

For more information contact 020 7313 6547

The Gate (16+) (Mainstream)

The Gate is an inclusive and lively arts centre, specialising in musical performance, drama workshops, visual arts and film making.

The Gate is an inclusive and lively arts centre, specialising in musical performance, drama workshops, visual arts and film making. The service provides a learning and resource base for people with learning disabilities to develop, enhance and show case their talents and skills in performing art, drawing and painting and music.

For more information contact 0208 749 3150

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