This month saw the launch of our transitional services for school and college leavers. Underpinned by our Shine therapeutic model, the service will provide tailored support to each young person’s needs, with the goal of ensuring that individuals feel confident to move on to adult supported living wherever possible.
We’ve been busy visiting local SEN schools to gain their expert input into the design of our new transition pathways, which will be heavily focused on continuity of support – particularly with regards to communications skills practiced at school. In line with this, we’ve enlisted a Speech & Language Therapist to provide sessional support. This addition will further strengthen our expert in-house multi-discplinary team, which already includes a clinical psychologist and consultant psychiatrist.
Along with the requirement for ‘continuity’ for school and college leavers, we also recently registered our day centre at Eastry with ASDAN: a British charity organisation which helps young people, post school age, to further develop their life and vocational skills. A selection of ASDAN programmes, designed with special education needs in mind, will soon be offered at the day centre.