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KIDS – “Youth 2 Gosport Club – Y2G”

Y2G clubs are run with the young people at the centre. We base activity planning around their requests and preferences. We aim to offer support with independence and life skills.

Who to contact

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

Where to go

Name
KIDS – “Youth 2 Gosport Club – Y2G”
Address
St Vincent College
Gosport
Hants
Postcode
PO12 4QA
Notes

The youth club and cooking club are located at St Vincent’s college, Gosport.

The Saturday and holiday provisions are out and about days, with pickup points in Gosport or at the KIDS Centre in Fareham. These are stated on trip forms when young people book on.


The service mainly supports young people in the Gosport / Fareham area but anyone within Hampshire can access if they have a gateway card and the club is suitable.

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. • Saturdays and Holidays are priced £15.00 – £20.00. An invoice would be sent out for this fee – payable via cash, card, bacs, and cheque. • Cooking club costs £8.00 per session.

Local Offer

Local Offer
Description

The Youth 2 Gosport club (Y2G) provides a youth club, out and about Saturday club, cooking club and holiday activity sessions. More information about these services can be found on the KIDS website. We offer activity for disabled young people aged 8-25 years inclusive.

The Youth club runs every other Tuesday term time for young people aged 14 – 25. Activities include – cooking, art, sports and life skills.

The Saturday club runs twice per month (one session for 8-13 years and one for 14-25 years). This is an out and about club with a different activity each sessions. Examples include – swimming, ice skating, indoor skydiving and skiing. As well as a fun and exciting programme we aim to offer the opportunity to develop life skills and social skills whilst enabling young people to push their own boundaries.


The holiday sessions run are for ages 8-25 and run during most school holidays and include visits to places such as – theme parks, zoo, activity centres and the theatre.

Cooking club is for ages 13-19 and runs once a month and aims to develop the young peoples independence skills around cooking and safety in the kitchen.

The service does not have capacity to offer 1:1 support. If it is not deemed appropriate we can signpost to other services where possible.

Contact Name
Vicki Gates
Contact Telephone
07827 989317
Contact Email
Vicki.Gates@kids.org.uk
Links
Kids.org.uk
What does your service do?

The Youth 2 Gosport club (Y2G) provides a youth club, out and about Saturday club and holiday activity sessions. More information about these services can be found on the [http://www.kids.org.uk/Event/youth-2-gosport-clubs KIDS website]. We offer activity for disabled young people aged 8-25 years inclusive. The Youth club runs every other Tuesday term time for young people aged 14 – 25. Activities include – cooking, art, sports and life skills. The Saturday club runs twice per month (one session for 8-13 years and one for 14-25 years). This is an out and about club with a different activity each sessions. Examples include – swimming, ice skating, indoor skydiving and skiing. As well as a fun and exciting programme we aim to offer the opportunity to develop life skills and social skills whilst enabling young people to push their own boundaries. The holiday sessions run 5 times per year and include visits to places such as – theme parks, zoo, activity centres and the theatre. The service does not have capacity to offer 1:1 support. If it is not deemed appropriate we can signpost to other services where possible.

Who does your service provide for?

These clubs are open to young people who have a disability, additional needs and need support to participate fully in play and leisure activities. You must live 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 evening youth club supports young people aged 14-25. The Saturdays and holiday clubs support ages 8-25. 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 complex medical needs although this is not an exhaustive list. At the youth club we have 3 members of staff on site at any 1 time. On trips it is usual for there to be 3-6 staff working with the group.

How can I start using the service?

OurReferrals to the service 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 then contact with the 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 person’s 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 and Holidays are priced £15.00 – £20.00. An invoice would be sent out for this fee – payable via cash, card, bacs, and cheque. We do offer a hardship scheme which can be discussed at any time and is considered on an individual basis. We do not currently operate a waiting list but 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 youth club is located at St Vincent’s college, Gosport. The Saturday and holiday provisions are out and about days, with pickup points in Gosport or at the KIDS Centre in Fareham. These are stated on trip forms when young people book on. The service mainly supports young people in the Gosport / Fareham area but anyone within Hampshire can access if they have a gateway card and the club is suitable.

How are decisions made about who can use your service?

In order to access Youth 2 Gosport all children and young people must meet the age criteria and be either living or in education in Hampshire. We will discuss the suitability of the service with you as part of the referral process. Once a young person is on the books they will receive information on upcoming trips and activities in a timely manner. Spaces on sessions are allocated on a first come first serve basis. Spaces can be booked by phone/email/text/in person. Once the allotted spaces are filled we operate a cancellation list. The service does not have capacity to offer 1:1 support If it is deemed that this service is not appropriate then we will aim to signpost to another service.

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 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 feedback. We recognise not all young people feel confident in speaking or expressing themselves within a group or to leaders and consequently operate a young people’s committee with 4 older young people who also seek to get feedback from members of the group. Parent/carer feedback is also very important. We have feedback forms which are sent out enabling parents to voice ideas 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. The service 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. The award involves an assessment of services against set criteria including: • Involving young people • Equal opportunities • Links to other services • Environment and resources (including keeping young people safe)

Is your service fully accessible?

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. With the majority of the service being out and about we check the accessibility of all venues and complete a risk assessment. If we are unsure of any elements around accessibility of a trip for your child then we will discuss this with you.

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

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
AAC
Does your service include children and young people with:
PECS
Signs and symbols
Makaton
AAC
Who can I contact for further information?

Your first point of contact for this service will be our KIDS Senior Practitioner. Contact details are: 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] We will be able to give you 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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