Hounslow Extra Club

Project: Summer Holiday Scheme – Hounslow

Funded: £1000

2014 Summer Holiday Scheme for young people with disabilities and other special needs aged 11-25. The holiday scheme will be based in Hounslow at the Hounslow Youth Centre and will run for 4 weeks during the summer holidays.

Bid Summary: We are requesting funding for two weeks of holiday club next summer. The club will operate 4days/week (Mon-Thurs, 8.30-5.45), accommodating 10-15 young people/day. The week will include outdoor/indoor sport, dance, cooking, crafts/games, an outing to the local leisure centre to swim, trips into the community and at least one further outing out of borough. We will be differentiating some of the activities for different ages and levels of ability, including more sensory activities for our young people with complex needs, and more mainstream activities for our more able young people requiring lower level of supervision/support. We will progress this further, introducing more physical activities, as well as providing opportunities for the more able to plan travel and use public transport with support/supervision. This will be accomplished with a staffing ratio of 2-3 young people for each member of staff (dependent on the range of disability and need).