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Clubs for Children with Additional Support Needs

Our four specially tailored clubs provide a high-quality service for a group of children who may have been deemed unsuitable to attend other groups in the past. Our clubs offer children and young people with additional support needs the opportunity to socialise and meet similar young people for a few hours every Saturday during term time.

Our clubs start at age six years and continue to offer support up to the age of 25. The transition between each club is simple and stress free, allowing friendships to continue growing through the clubs and beyond.

Please download our application form.

 

6 to 11 years, Friends for Life Club, Hazlewood School

Staffing Ratio: Four staff to 20 children
Club Times: 12.30pm–2.30pm
Cost: £4 per session
Co-ordinator: Grace Gray

This club is held every Saturday during term time, from 12.30pm to 2.30pm. The club provides a range of fun activities selected by the children attending. Our focus is on giving young people meaningful opportunities to socialise and meet young people from schools across the city. This allows them to realise that there are other young people with similar abilities and interests who enjoy their company.

We utilise a range of skilled volunteers to support and enhance the team, ensuring we have a diverse skill set to develop and introduce new and exciting activities.

Activities include:
• Wii
• Computer games
• Small world
• Board games
• Outdoor activities
• Swimming
• Baking
• Art and craft

 

11 to 14 years, Friends for Life Club, Hazlewood School

Staffing Ratio: Four staff to 20 children
Club Times: 3pm–5pm
Cost: £4 per session

This club is also held on Saturdays during term time at Hazlewood School but from
3pm to 5pm.

As the children get older, it is nice for them to realise that there are others like them and it is okay to be different. The opportunities provided at the club are about supporting friendships and team games, group work and participation. The children at this club also have a voice in selecting the equipment and opportunities on offer.

We have a range of volunteers who support and enhance the staff team to develop the activities provided at the club.

Activities include:
• Wii
• Computing
• Board games
• Sports
• Swimming
• Baking
• Singing and dance
• ‘Into, film club’
• Art and craft

 

14 to 18 years, Friends for Life Club, Woodside Activity Centre

Staffing Ratio: Four staff to 20 young people
Club Times: 12pm–2pm
Cost: £5 per session

The majority of young people attending this club have established friendships that have grown from their time in earlier clubs and they appear to enjoy meeting every week. The young people are supported where possible to learn life, independent travel and cooking skills and staff are always there to guide and support as required.

The young people at this club also have a voice in selecting the equipment and opportunities on offer. We have a range of volunteers who support and enhance the staff team to develop the activities provided at the club.

Activities include:
• Wii
• Computing
• Board games
• World of war craft
• Sports
• Swimming
• Baking
• Singing and dance
• ‘Into film club’
• Art and craft
• Pool table 

 

18 to 25 years, Friends for Life Club , Woodside Activity Centre

Staffing Ratio: Four staff to 20 adults
Club Times: 2.30pm–4.30pm
Cost: £5 per session
Coordinator: Tracy Morrison

The young adults attending the club every weekend have built up good friendships and have good support networks in place. We spend time at this club expanding their hobbies and life skills so that by the time they leave us at 25 they will have reached their full potential. The club still builds on relationships, life, independent travelling and cooking skills and staff are always there to guide and support.

The young people at this club also have a voice in selecting the equipment and opportunities on offer.

We have a range of volunteers who support and enhance the staff team to develop the activities provided at the club

Activities include:
• Wii
• Computing
• World of war craft
• Sports
• Discussion groups
• Baking
• Cooking
• Drama
• ‘Into, film club’
• Cinema
• Theatre
• Art and craft
• Pool table
• ‘Hanging out together’ 

 

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