Transition to Adulthood (16+)
About the programme
Our 'transition to adulthood' programme is specifically for the 16+ age group as they prepare to leave school and address their post-school education and employment options. It incorporates our 'Champ Youth' and 'The Patch' programmes:
Our youth club encourages social activities among young people with ASD, and recent activities have included trampolining sessions, residential outings, Laser-tag and group music projects.
The Patch is a vocational training course for young people with various additional needs, teaching the skills of growing chillies to market and sell. Additional activities include sessions at a nearby community garden, sowing and growing our own hanging baskets, learning life skills and a fitness programme to improve health and wellbeing.
Why is it needed?
Recent studies suggest that a disproportionately high percentage of young people with additional needs aged 16+ are not in education, training or employment. They face a number of barriers. The purpose of this programme is to get this group thinking about their options as soon as possible. The transition process typically begins at age 14 in special schools. This group sometimes find it difficult to adapt their skills and outlook to a workplace setting when they leave school, meaning education or employment does not meet their needs, but nor does a daycare setting.
Where is it located?
New term details TBC.
Who does it help?
Our programme helps young people with additional needs to realise their potential and encourages them to consider their futures. Our Champ Youth club is for young people aged 11 to 17 and our Patch programme is for the 16+ age group. We are developing a personal development programme for the age group 19 to 25 also.
When does it run?
Our 'Champ Youth' club runs three evenings per week:
Tuesdays 7- 9pm, Wednesdays 7- 9pm &
Fridays 6.30- 8.30pm
'The Patch' this year's term dates TBC.
Champ Youth enquiries- email
or call the office on 02890 247600