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.
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.
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:
- 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.
- 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
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
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 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