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Hertfordshire's SEND Local Offer

We've arranged activities for children and young people across the county. These are available through the Short Break Local Offer

The Brokerage team or KIDS HUBs can provide further information to support you.

Royal Association For Deaf People Weekend Activities

Royal Association for Deaf People (RAD) deliver a programme which gives young Deaf people, aged 11-18, a chance to experience and access services which they are usually excluded from. The service will provide a safe and secure environment where Deaf people can enjoy activities which are fun, exciting and help to build confidence and develop independent skills. This service is looking to bring members of the Deaf community together to reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness and create new friendships. All RAD’s services are provided directly in a client’s first language.

Some activities are in the Community such as: Paintballing, The Snow Centre, in Hemel Hampstead (with a Deaf instructor), Lee Valley White Water Rafting and Canoeing. Ariel Adventure Play Park, Rye House Kart Raceway (Hoddenson), Glazed Creations (Royston), Topgolf and Planet Ice – Ice Rink (Watford).

Contact details: Voice Phone: 0845 688 2525 Fax: 0845 688 2526 Text Phone: 0845 688 2527 mailto:julie.ratcliffe@royaldeaf.org.uk

SNAP Weekend Youth Club

This group runs on both Saturdays for young people aged 14-19 years who have learning disabilities of varying severity, physical or sensory disabilities and/or challenging behaviour. Activities such as a travel group, a football supporters group, and attendance at festivals, firework displays, shopping trips, farm visits, and a range of other outside activities will be encouraged.

The club will normally run for 5 hours but may be longer on occasion to meet the needs of the activity chosen by the participants.

Individual / Buddying Activity Service - Jubilee House Care Trust

The sessions provide targeted 1-1 support to young people aimed at enhancing social opportunity and development.   For children and young people aged 5-18 years.

The delivery of the service will be individualised with opportunities provided linking directly back to their own goals, wishes and aspirations.  Support provided encourages personal growth and development with an emphasis on health, social and emotional well-being.

Skilled staff with a range of experience from our short break provision will facilitate well placed support, providing safe, planned sessions. The matching of young people to staff will be a considered process and look to ensure that a suitably competent team member is identified.  This could be as basic as matching a staff member with a young person based on a like interest or a willingness to enable or learn a new skill. 

Delivery will work towards meeting agreed outcomes:

 Examples:

  • Accessing local groups: youth club, cubs, brownies, sports
  • Transition planning – preparation for adult hood- life skills
  • Travel training
  • Behaviour support – enabling improvements in self-management and impact of own behaviour on self and others
  • Relationship development – reducing  isolation, extending relationships

Contact details: 01707 334142 mailto:sam.perry@jubileehouse.com

SNAP Life Enhancement

This service provides individual support for children and young people aged 5-19 years, with a wide range of disabilities.  This includes home support, accompanying to events, assisting to travel or volunteering or work as well as attending activities such as sport, films, clubs and other mainstream activities or interest groups.
While managing a wide range of disability and behaviour the safety and enjoyment of all clients will be paramount as will the needs of parent/carers and staff with full in depth risk assessment. The service will be available throughout the year.
Attendance will normally run from 1 to 5 hours with extended support for longer periods.

Contact details: 07920 426378

mailto:laurenwalker@stalbansmencap.org.uk

SNAP Adventure Activities – Weekends / After School

Children and Young People aged 8-19 years, with a wide range of disabilities. They will enjoy a wide choice of activities that are age appropriate. These will include: trips, canoeing, climbing, trampoline, country activities, shelter building, campfires, attending events, going for a coffee, a football supporters club, festivals, firework displays, shopping trips and a range of other pursuits chosen by clients. Wherever possible engagement with the mainstream community will be encouraged and supported where required.
 
Schemes will normally run for 2 - 4 hours but may be longer on occasion to meet the needs of the activity chosen by the participants e.g. a trip out of county. Activities will normally be after 3.30pm or at weekends.

Content: 07920 426378  mailto:laurenwalker@stalbansmencap.org.uk

SNAP Weekend Fun - St Albans

Saturday Clubs for Children/Young People aged 5 – 19 who have learning disabilities of varying severity, physical or sensory disabilities and/or challenging behaviour.

Children / People will be silt age appropriately and will enjoy a wide choice of risk assessed activities, trips, on site visits from third parties such as drummers, magicians, dog handlers, police and fire services, sports coaches, artists, and musicians etc. to stimulate them and add to their enjoyment. Friendship with other users will be encouraged and supported and chill out time encouraged. Wherever possible engagement with the mainstream community will be encouraged and supported where required. The clubs will normally run for 5 hours but may be longer on occasion to meet the needs of the activity chosen by the participants

Where: Watling View School St Albans

Content: 07920 426378  mailto:laurenwalker@stalbansmencap.org.uk

SNAP Holiday Club - St Albans

A range of Holiday Clubs for children /  young people aged 5 – 19 who have learning disabilities of varying severity, physical or sensory disabilities and/or challenging behaviour. The playschemes run during February half term, Easter, May half term, Summer, October half term and Christmas

Holiday Clubs are split into 2 ages groups: ‘Unders’ 5-10 years and ‘Overs’ 11-19 years.

Where: Watling View School, St Albans

Contact: 07920 426378  mailto:laurenwalker@stalbansmencap.org.uk