Outreach / Respite Under 252019-08-22T14:55:54+00:00

Outreach / Respite (under 25s)

We offer a wide range of support services to help families who have children and young people with complex needs.

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What We Do

We offer a wide range of support services to help families who have children and young people with complex needs.

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Working in partnership

We work in partnership with local authorities and individuals under the Direct Payments Scheme to offer a range of social and cultural opportunities. These include support at school or college, swimming sessions, visits to social groups e.g. Scouts, cookery sessions to boost independent living skills, shopping trips, meals out etc.

As well as community-based activities, we offer activities at our Newton Aycliffe centre, which has a training kitchen, a small horticultural project, a Portakabin with large games and an activities room.

Our team are qualified and skilled to work with children affected by:

  • autism/ADHD
  • learning difficulties
  • challenging behaviour
  • complex physical needs
  • sensory impairment
  • chronic illness

Support planning

Plans are informed by partners, e.g. learning disability teams, and can include:

  • learning personal skills such as washing and dressing
  • learning independent living skills i.e. budgeting or accessing public transport
  • learning how to stay safe
  • learning how to cook
  • facilitating communication
  • supervision to ensure safety
  • developing social skills
  • confidence-building activities

We have developed a support planning tool so we can encourage young people to make choices and develop skills and measure their progress.

We operate a robust referral and risk assessment system with ongoing reviews and offer group activities to promote social interaction including visits to the seaside and Christmas pantos.

Working in partnership

We work in partnership with local authorities and individuals under the Direct Payments Scheme to offer a range of social and cultural opportunities. These include support at school or college, swimming sessions, visits to social groups e.g. Scouts, cookery sessions to boost independent living skills, shopping trips, meals out etc.

As well as community-based activities, we offer activities at our Newton Aycliffe centre, which has a training kitchen, a small horticultural project, a Portakabin with large games and an activities room.

Our team are qualified and skilled to work with children affected by:

  • autism/ADHD
  • learning difficulties
  • challenging behaviour
  • complex physical needs
  • sensory impairment
  • chronic illness

Support planning

Plans are informed by partners, e.g. learning disability teams, and can include:

  • learning personal skills such as washing and dressing
  • learning independent living skills i.e. budgeting or accessing public transport
  • learning how to stay safe
  • learning how to cook
  • facilitating communication
  • supervision to ensure safety
  • developing social skills
  • confidence-building activities

We have developed a support planning tool so we can encourage young people to make choices and develop skills and measure their progress.

We operate a robust referral and risk assessment system with ongoing reviews and offer group activities to promote social interaction including visits to the seaside and Christmas pantos.

Testimonials

“During our inspection we found the organisation was very much child and family-centred, inclusive and underpinned by a genuine desire to offer as high a quality service as possible.”

“It has helped provide a safe and neutral environment in which I can establish a relationship with y daughter. We had never met, so this was a great platform with great support to help initiate our first encounter, taking all concerns into account…All issues were dealt with the upmost respect and consideration of both parties” Parent
“The centre has provided the perfect environment and service to enable my client with an acquired brain injury to see and regularly re-establish contact with his daughter.” Solicitor
“the staff are always happy and here if you need to talk to them about anything” Parent
“The staff are very accommodating and provide detailed feedback within a reasonable timeframe” Social worker
“I like my worker and they couldn’t do anything better” Child
“Staff are always professional, friendly and willing to help at all times” Parent
“all staff are fantastic and try their very best to resolve any issues” Social worker