The purpose of the Kites project (Kids Inclusion Transition Extended Services) is to provide young disabled people aged 14 to 25 years, living in the Solihull borough, with an opportunity to receive transition support, at crucial times in their lives when moving from child to adulthood.
How does the service work?
As well as providing friendship and leisure opportunities, the project also focuses on independent/semi-independent living skills, including travel training, money management, healthy eating and exercise. The project also provides valuable information on staying safe at home and when out and about, together with relationships and sexuality training, which is extremely important due to the vulnerability of some of the young people. Finally research has proven that demographic falls far behind in contemporaries in relation to further education, training and employment, and this project aims is to change this by supporting young disabled people and their families when making decisions regarding their future choices once school has finished.
Who is the service for?
Young people and families.
What are the benefits of the service?
Through evaluation, actions research and case studies, this project has proved to be highly successful in supporting young people and their families. Outcomes have included greater knowledge and support of the transition process, increases in self-confidence, independence, communication and social skills. The young people are more aware of choices open to them, and have adopted our key aim of a “can do approach”.
KIDS believes that with the right support, these young people can lead full lives at home, out with friends, continuing their education and training and ultimately being a values member of the workplace.
When is it on?
||Time (term time only)
||15.30 - 19:00
||18:00 - 21:00
Monday young people are picked up from Merstone school in Solihull or dropped off by parents or carers at the centre.
young people are dropped off at various venues in the community depending on the chosen activity staff will text or email to let Young people and families know the arrangements.
How to access this service
This service is available via self-referral.
ContactContact Sharon Coton 0121 355 2707 or 07585790554
KIDS Yorkshire and The Humber, 182 Chanterlands Avenue, Hull, HU5 4DJ