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* CORNWALL S.P.A.C.E.

Our Vision

We support disabled children and young people to reach their potential.

We do this by offering exciting new activities to try and the opportunity to make new friends, while providing families with an all important short break. 

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* Kernow Young & Young Adult Carers

Our Vision

We aim to make the caring role a more positive experience 

Kernow Carers is committed to working with children and young adults aged up to 25 years, to make the caring role a more positive experience by offering activities and workshops, school groups and support, information and guidance.
 

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* London Disability & Family Support

Our Vision

Our Vision

Every Child with a Disability will feel worth, love and have fun, so they can feel and experience their contribution and value in their own community. 

How

By providing after school, Saturday and holiday schemes that offer fun activities and trips into their community.

 

 

 

 

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* Monksfield

Our Vision

Monksfield is based on the outskirts of Hexham within walking distance of local amenities and have easy access to the countryside, coast and nearby towns and cities.  We provide residential care for disabled children needing a permanent home and short break residential care. 

We work with families and professionals to meet the complex and varied needs of the children and young people that are in our care.  Our tailored support packages enable all children and young people to benefit from their stay with us.

Whenever possible we consult with the children and young people about what activities they like and where they would like to go and the toys they would like to play with.  We encourage children to develop as much independence as possible and get them involved in everyday tasks whilst supporting them to progress at their own pace. 

By providing fun, inclusive and flexible support we help disabled children, young people and their families to live the lives they want.  For every child or young person within our care our aim is to provide the most stimulating and inspiring environment to enable them to flourish. 

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* Nightstop Dorset

Our Vision

Dorset Nightstop provides safe, secure emergency accommodation for young people aged 16-25 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Young people are welcomed into the home of a fully trained volunteer host. Placements are on a one night at a time basis, usually for a maximum of three nights.

As a young person accessing Nightstop you can expect:

  • a safe and secure bed for the night in your own room
  • an evening meal and breakfast
  • washing facilities
  • a listening ear, if you need one, or headspace if you prefer
  • a friendly and free service
  • breathing space to allow you to get any support you need and move towards finding more permanent accommodation

Nightstop aims to keep young people in a safe and friendly home environment, while allowing agencies to look at long-term solutions to their homelessness.

 

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* Staffordshire Community Support

Our Vision

Staffordshire Community Support has been providing short break services throughout Staffordshire for almost 20 years enabling over 1000 young people to enjoy positive experiences away from home.  Through developing effective relationships we have developed a wealth of knowledge and understanding of the issues parents/carers face and our mission is to work collaboratively to support children and young people accessing our services.

We are commissioned by Staffordshire County Council through the Aiming High programme to support young people with SEND needs living in Staffordshire.  We currently provide a 1:1 support service to work with a child or young person towards a specific target or outcome and a range of groups throughout the county.

Lifeskills and Independence is the provision of 1:1 support to children and young people with SEND, to enable them to attend existing groups and activities, independently of their parents and carers, to help them progress and achieve their potential in areas which we have agreed with young people and families.

 

The service is for children and young people aged 11-25 and they are eligible to access up to 56 hours support 14 x 4 hour sessions (8 hours per month) and we have been working towards some of the following outcomes with the young people:-

  • Independent travel training
  • self-care/dressing/mealtimes,
  • getting out of the house to reduce isolation  
  • improve social skills and socialise with friends,
  • explore volunteering opportunities
  • learn how to budget and shop independently
  • gain confidence to access your local leisure centre

    and start a new sport or learn a new skill.

Our groups are for children and young people aged 0-18 years and we run regular swimming groups, sensory groups, funday groups, school holiday activities and groups for teenagers.

 

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