Life skills and Independence is 1:1 support for 11-25 year olds with SEND in Staffordshire. 

How does the service work?

This support enables young people to access existing activities in the community independently of their families.   

The support offered will be tailored to the needs of individual young people but may include travel training, making friends or learning new skills.

Young people can access up to 12 sessions of support in total.  Each session is a maximum of 4 hours.     

Families can access the Short Breaks through the local authority allocating hours or by purchasing hours directly.  The family then meet with the Co-ordinator and a short breaks worker and agree when they would like the breaks to be and the activities the child/young person would like to do.  We work in partnership with parents and professionals so that we can work together towards meeting the best outcomes for the child/young person and the breaks focus on the individual needs and wishes of the child. 

Who is the service for?

Children and young people aged 11-25 living in the following areas:

Cannock Chase      

Lichfield                   

South Staffordshire

Stafford                     

Tamworth                 

East Staffordshire  


How much does it cost?

This service is free when funded through local authority. Families may need to pay for any activities accessed through this support. 

Availability:

Breaks can be arranged most days of the year, including weekends, but excluding main bank holidays, subject to the availability of the Short Breaks worker.

Day

Time

Monday

07:00-23:00

Tuesday

07:00-23:00

Wednesday

07:00-23:00

Thursday

07:00-23:00

Friday

07:00-23:00

Saturday

07:00-23:00

Sunday

07:00-23:00

 

How to access this service:

If you would like to make a referral please contact the Central Point of Booking on  0300 111 8007 (Option 6)

For more infomation contact KIDS directly

Contact 

Phone: 0121 355 2707
Email: sallyann.hutchinson@kids.org.uk