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Sense Plus Portsmouth – Day Services for people with learning disabilities

Brief description of what services your organisation offers

A wide range of day services for people with learning disabilities

Where the service is provided

Portsmouth

What the organisation provides – types of interventions and support

  • Health and Independence day services. These services offer activities around keeping healthy, being as independent as possible and being part of the local community. Where possible being involved in community activities and charitable projects.
  • Social enterprises. Social enterprises are not for profit organisations, set up for the benefit of the community. For our service users they offer work experience, training, ongoing learning and the opportunity to gain awards that acknowledge their skills. In some cases this will lead into work. The opportunity to work in teams, feel valued and in some cases be paid for the work undertaken has proved a great success with people who have been involved in these projects.
  • Into work Service. This is a service commissioned by Portsmouth City Council to look at work opportunities be they voluntary, work experience, apprenticeships or paid work for people with learning disabilities in Portsmouth. YOU Trust will offer a full assessment, seek appropriate employers from their extensive list, and support people with their CV/interview and initially within the work place. They will also work with employers to support them in the early stages.
  • Sensory focussed day service for people with very complex needs. This service is run by Portsmouth Day Services and offers sensory based activities across a wide area. For people with very complex needs, it offers the opportunity to be engaged in meaningful sensory sessions such as Sensory story Telling, Cooking, Music – including a sound beam.

Our aim is to work with schools and colleges to facilitate a smooth transition from education to adult services, but continuing with the theme of learning as an ongoing goal.

Who can access the service?

Learning disability – following assessment

Expected outcomes for people and their families accessing your service

Daytime occupation that is meaningful and has good outcomes for individuals following full assessment and involvement of both service users and their families.

How can this service be accessed?

Contact Kestrel Centre and ask for Duty Worker – 0300 123 4019 

Who to contact if you are unhappy with the service or to make a complaint

The complaints procedure is available upon request from the above.

Contact Details

Mark Stables

Tel: 0300 123 4019

Email address: mark.stables@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

 

 

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