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KIDS Havant Young People's project (HYPP)

We provide opportunities for young people to take part in exciting activities, build new relationships with others and develop their own independence.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Vicki Gates
Telephone
07827 989317
E-mail
vicki.gates@kids.org.uk
Website
Kids.org.uk
Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/KIDScharity
Twitter
https://twitter.com/KIDScharity
Parent Organisation
KIDS (South East)

Where to go

Name
KIDS Havant Young Peoples project (HYPP)
Address
Rachel Madocks School,
Eagle Avenue
Waterlooville
Postcode
PO8 9XP
Accessibility
Accessible changing, Wheelchair access, Accessible toilets, Disabled parking

Other Details

Costs

Details
The evening youth club cost is £3.00 per session (with a free first session) these subs are payable on the night Holiday sessions are priced £20.00 - £25.00. An invoice would be sent out for this fee – payable via cash, card, bacs, and cheque and due before the session. We do offer a hardship scheme which can be discussed at anytime and is considered on an individual basis.

Local Offer

Local Offer
Description

The Havant Young People’s Project (HYPP) provides a weekly youth club and holiday activity sessions. More information about these services can be found on the KIDS website
We offer quality youth provision for disabled young people aged 14-25 years inclusive.


The Youth club runs every Thursday term time and some holidays too for young people aged 14 – 25. Planning is completed termly with the young people and includes activities such as – art, sports, games as well as life skills, we actively encourage young people to participate and lead their own sessions.

The holiday sessions are for young people aged 14-25 and run during most school holidays and include visits to places such as – theme parks, zoo, activity centres and the theatre.

These services have limited capacity to offer 1:1 support – individual young people’s support needs can be discussed at the time of enquiry. If this service is not deemed to most appropriate we can signpost to other services where possible.

What does your service do?

The Havant Young People’s Project (HYPP) provides a youth club, a Saturday Fun club and holiday activity sessions. More information about these services can be found on the [http://www.kids.org.uk/Event/hypp-saturday-fun-club KIDS website] We offer quality youth provision for disabled young people aged 5-25 years inclusive. The Saturday club runs twice per month for children aged 5-13. This scheme is based on site at Rachel Madocks School, Waterloo and utilises the schools excellent inside and outside facilities. The Youth club runs every Thursday term time for young people aged 14 – 25. Planning is completed termly with the young people and includes activities such as – art, sports, games as well as life skills. The holiday sessions are for young people aged 8-25 and run 5 times per year and include visits to places such as – theme parks, zoo, activity centres and the theatre. These services have limited capacity to offer 1:1 support – individual young people’s support needs can be discussed at the time of enquiry. If this service is not deemed to most appropriate we can signpost to other services where possible.

Who does your service provide for?

The service is open to young people who have a disability, additional needs and need support to participate fully in play and leisure activities. You must live in Hampshire or be in education within Hampshire. Those who are 19 years or younger must have or be applying for a Gateway Card. This can be applied for [http://www3.hants.gov.uk/childrens-services/specialneeds/shortbreaks/gatewaycard.htm here] The youth club supports young people aged 14-25, the Saturday fun club supports ages 8-13 and the Holiday Sessions support from 8 – 25 years. The services can support young people with a wide range of needs, this includes young people with ASD, Downs syndrome, cerebral palsy, wheelchair users and those with medical requirements though this is not an exhaustive list. The Saturday club has some capacity to support children who require individualised support but the Youth club and Holiday scheme are unable to offer 1:1 support at this time. The Saturday fun club supports between 10-15 children per session and is staffed with 5-7 workers. At the youth club we have 3 members of staff on site with a group of 12-20 young people. Holiday sessions usually have between 3-6 staff working with a group of 10-18 young people.

How can I start using the service?

OurReferrals to this scheme are usually made by the parent/carer or young person but can come from other professionals. If a young person wishes to access the service direct then contact with KIDS senior practitioner should be made. A portfolio form will need to be completed – this form gives us the information we would need to support the young persons individual needs. The form can be sent out by post or via email. Home visits are also available if needed. Young people are unable to begin attending the club prior to the completion of this form. The evening youth club cost is £2.50 per session (with a free first session) these subs are payable on the night. Saturdays cost £8 per session and Holidays are priced £15.00 – £20.00. An invoice would be sent out for this fee – payable via cash, card, bacs, and cheque and due before the session. We do offer a hardship scheme which can be discussed at anytime and is considered on an individual basis. We do not currently operate a waiting list and there may be a delay in starting if sessions are already full. If sessions are full then a cancellation list is operated. We try to offer sessions to young people on a fair allocation system to ensure that everyone is able to access the service.

Where is it located and what areas does it cover?

The Saturday Fun Club is based at Rachel Madocks School in Waterlooville. The Youth Club is located at South Downs College, Waterlooville. Holiday sessions are out and about days, with a pickup point usually from South Downs College. These are stated on trip forms when young people book on. The service mainly supports young people in the Havant and Waterlooville area but anyone within Hampshire can access if they have a gateway card and the club is suitable for that young person.

How are decisions made about who can use your service?

In order to access HYPP all children and young people must meet the age criteria describe previously as well as be either living or in education in Hampshire. We will discuss the suitability of the service with you and other relevant professionals Once a young person is on the books for the service they will receive information on upcoming trips and activities in a timely manner. Spaces on these sessions are then allocated trying to give everyone opportunities to access. Spaces can be booked by phone/email/text/in person. Once the allotted spaces are filled we would operate a cancellation list. If it is deemed that this service is not appropriate then we will signpost you to another service if possible.

How do you communicate with service users and how are they involved in decision making?

We value feedback and young people’s input highly and encourage all participants to put their ideas/opinions across. The staff team have knowledge of different communication methods including Makaton and PECS and are able to present information in these formats if needed. At the end of sessions we have a short reflection – asking the young people if they have any positive or constructive feedback on the session. We recognise not all young people feel confident in speaking or expressing themselves within a group so also give individual opportunities for them to feedback. We also have a scrapbook where young people are encouraged to reflect on activities/trips/sessions and add quotes/pictures/thoughts/feelings to the book. We have a termly planning session where everyone is invited to give ideas for activities/outings. Parent/carer feedback is also important. We have feedback forms which are sent out enabling parents to voice ideas/feedback on the service. We hold a termly ‘parent forum’ at our Fareham centre and invite all KIDS parents and carers to come along for coffee and a chat about how we can improve our services and better meet the needs of families.

Is your service fully accessible?

Rachel Madocks school has fantastic specialist facilities and we are able to use many of these during the Saturday Fun Club. Toilets, changing rooms, sensory facilities and general access in and around the site are outstanding. The site we use for the evening youth club has accessible toilets and is on the ground floor, there is a room with a changing bed within the college which we can have access to if needed. We use the student union coffee house which has plenty of space and has a small quiet side room should anyone need space. With the Holiday sessions being out and about we strive to make the trips meet the needs of the young people accessing. Prior to a trip we will check the accessibility of the venue and complete a risk assessment accordingly. If we are unsure of any elements around accessibility of a trip then we will contact families/young people to determine if there is an appropriate solution.

What training are the staff supporting children and young people with SEN and Disabilities had or are having?

KIDS has its own unique e-Learning programme (used by approximately 25 local authorities). Levels 1 and 2 are mandatory for all workers. Level 4 courses need to be undertaken in order to work with children that have specific conditions: 1 Introduction to working with disabled children and young people 1 Your legal responsibilities when working with disabled children and young people 1 Child protection 2 Understanding your role and responsibilities 2 Personal care 2 Communicating with children and young people 2 Developing relationships with children and young people 2 First Aid 2 Health and safety 2 Understanding and managing risk 4 Makaton 4 Medication and medical care: children and young people with multiple health requirements 4 Working with disabled young people 14+ 4 PECS 4 British Sign Language New workers shadow experienced staff and we offer a rolling training programme on areas such as first aid, administration of medication, epilepsy, manual handling, Team Teach, safeguarding and Makaton which supplements our e-Learning. We can also attend to any additional training which may be required for us to support a young person’s specific needs.

How will I know my child is safe?

Prior to a child / young person accessing the service a thorough portfolio form is completed. This gives us all of the relevant information to enable us to safely support the individual needs of the child / young person. All KIDS staff and volunteers undergo a robust recruitment process and an enhanced DBS check. References are verified prior to commencing work and staff then undertake a full induction programme. Regular staff training ensures that staff adhere to best practice at all times in accordance with the legal and regulatory environment and KIDS policies and procedures. All activities and venues are risk assessed and checked by a KIDS manager/co-ordinator. The scheme has undergone the CAT mark assessment, a mark of approval for young people’s services. It is awarded by young people, who have been trained as CAT Mark Assessors, to organisations that provide some or all of their service for young people. Being awarded a CAT Mark shows a commitment to providing a good quality service, which successfully meets the needs of all young people and are young person friendly.

Which of the following applies to your setting?
Accessible changing
Disabled parking
Accessible toilets
Wheelchair access
What communication methods are you familiar with?
PECS
Signs and symbols
Makaton
Does your service include children and young people with:
PECS
Signs and symbols
Makaton
Who can I contact for further information?

Your first point of contact for this service is our KIDS Senior Practitioner. Tel: 01329 242950 / 07827 989317 Email: [mailto:vicki.gates@kids.org.uk vicki.gates@kids.org.uk] / [mailto:corniche.plumridge@kids.org.uk corniche.plumridge@kids.org.uk] Saturday Fun Club Senior Practitioner is Lisa Kwiatkowski. Her contact details are: Tel: 01329 242950 / 07748 919292 Email: [mailto:lisa.kwiatkowski@kids.org.uk lisa.kwiatkowski@kids.org.uk] We will be able to give information on the service, start the referral process and answer any queries/concerns you may have regarding suitability. If you have any queries that cannot be answered by club staff and would like to speak to the co-ordinator or manager of the service then you can do so by using the following contact details: Sharon Barr– Service manager - Tel: 01329 312312 Email: [mailto:sharon.barr@kids.org.uk sharon.barr@kids.org.uk] Aisia Howard – Service Co-ordinator Tel: 01329 242962 Email: [mailto:aisia.howard@kids.org.uk aisia.howard@kids.org.uk]

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