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LUPS Holiday Playscheme

Summer 2021: 9th - 20th August (Monday - Friday only)

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For over 30 years LUPS has provided high quality holiday playschemes for children aged 2 – 19 with profound/multiple learning and/or complex physical disabilities. Our unique play scheme provides 1 to 1 care for children and covers the area of Fareham and Gosport in Hampshire.

LUPS is made up of many areas creating a fun and stimulating environment for children to explore and enjoy new activities.

We are registered with Ofsted, and are rated 'Outstanding'.

The playscheme is run Monday to Friday during the first week of Easter, and then the first three weeks of the summer holidays. Drop off time is 10am, and collection is at 3pm.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Juliet
Contact Position
Chairperson
Telephone
07542 094351
E-mail
chairperson@lups.co.uk
Website
www.lups.co.uk/
Notes

Application forms are posted to parents/carers approximately 10 weeks prior to the start of each playscheme - please email chairperson@lups.co.uk to request we add your details to our database.

Where to go

Name
LUPS - Heathfield Special School
Address
Oldbury Way
Fareham
Hampshire
Postcode
PO14 3BN
Notes

LUPS is run out of Heathfield School - this is a special school, so the environment is safe, stimulating and fully accessible. 

Free on-site parking for easy drop off and collection. 

Accessibility
Sensory area, Accessible changing, Secure environment, Wheelchair access, Level access, Soft play, Accessible toilets, Disabled parking

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Summer 2021: 9th - 20th August (Monday - Friday only)
Time of day
Morning
Afternoon
Session Information
Session are Monday to Friday. *10am-** 3pm
*10:30am start on day 1 of playscheme
This playscheme will be held at Heathfield Special School

Other Details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
18.00 per session
Details
£18 per session for Gateway card holders £80 per session for children/young people out of county, or young people aged 18-19 who are no longer eligible for a Gateway card

Local Offer

Local Offer
Description

For over 30 years LUPS has provided high quality holiday playschemes for children aged 2 – 19 with profound/multiple learning and/or complex physical disabilities. Our unique play scheme provides 1 to 1 care for children and covers the area of Fareham and Gosport in Hampshire.

LUPS is made up of many areas creating a fun and stimulating environment for children to explore and enjoy new activities.

We are registered with Ofsted, and are rated 'Outstanding'.

The playscheme is run Monday to Friday during the first week of Easter, and then the first three weeks of the summer holidays. Drop off time is 10am, and collection is at 3pm.

Contact Name
Juliet
Contact Email
chairperson@lups.co.uk
What does your service do?

Our unique playscheme provides 1:1 care for children and young people. The provision is made up of several areas, including sensory, art, cookery, outdoor play (including modified bicycles). This creates a fun and stimulating environment for children and young people to explore and enjoy new activities. 

Who does your service provide for?

LUPS provides high-quality holiday playschemes for children and young people (aged 2-19) with profound/multiple learning and/or complex physical disabilities. 

We welcome children and young people from across Hampshire, but the majority of our cohort are from Fareham and Gosport. 

How can I start using the service?

The playschemes we run take place in the first week of Easter and the first three weeks of the Hampshire school summer holidays. 

Application forms are automatically sent out to families who have accessed LUPS within the last 18 months. 

To request your name is added to our mailing list, please email chairperson@lups.co.uk

 

Where is it located and what areas does it cover?

LUPS is based at Heathfield special school in Fareham. We welcome children and young people from across Hampshire, but the majority come from Fareham and Gosport. 

How are decisions made about who can use your service?

LUPS is consistently oversubscribed, and so it is essential that we ensure the our places are only allocated to those children and young people for whom other playschemes are not suitable/accessible due to the person's complex needs. 

Therefore we have an Admissions criteria which we adhere to at all times. In addition, for all new applicants we will invite the family to visit the playscheme so that we can mutually assess whether LUPS is the right setting. 

 

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

Our provision caters for children and young people with profound/multiple learning and/or complex physical disabilities, so in most cases, our decision making communication is whether the parent carers. The management committee and Trustees are all parent carers - we feel this is an integral part of LUPS, and why we have successfully run for more than 30 years. Parent carers are invited to attend our bi-monthly committee meetings, and as a parent carer they have a say (and vote) in decisions and future plans. 

Is your service fully accessible?

We are very fortunate to be able to utilise Heathfield special school for our playscheme. This ensures all areas of the playscheme are fully accessible and safe for all.

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

Our management team and some of our seniors have undertaken Team Teach.

We have in-house Moving & Handling trainers who ensure the relevant members of our team are trained.

At the start of each playscheme we provide refresher training covering epilepsy. feeding and safeguarding. 

Our management team are first aiders, plus due to the complex needs of some of our children/young people, we have a registered nurse on site throughout the playscheme. 

How will I know my child is safe?

We are registered with Ofsted, and are rated 'Outstanding'.

All of our management team and seniors are DBS checked, and we provide annual safeguarding training to our team. We have a robust system in place which allows members of staff to efficiently report any concerns. 

The school we use is a special school and is entirely secure both inside and out. 

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

Should you have any questions, please contact Juliet, our Chairperson: chairperson@lups.co.uk

 

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