At Switch Now we recognise how important it is for individuals to remain engaged and to be part of a social group during breaks, long and short. This is why we have created a timetable of activities that aims to involve people with additional needs at all levels. Switch Now only uses the most experienced and suitable staff, therefore we can guarantee that the best support is possible for any of our individuals that we are working with.
Switch Now believe that groups should be age appropriate and reflect similar opportunities that other like-minded individuals encounter, that’s why we aim to offer Switch Social only to young adults (16 – 30 years of age). For all interested parties, a brief assessment of support, care and ability will be required before a confirmation of a place can be made. Note, if personal care or high dependency is required we do not have the capacity to support however, we are happy for individuals to bring own support to Switch Social.
If you are interested in the Switch Social or any of our other social groups, then please email or phone us. Once we have your details we will personally contact you to discuss your interest and the next step. We may require you to visit us or where possible, we will visit you. Once a place has been confirmed, we will arrange payment set up and invite you to access our parents and carers Facebook page (if you have access or wish to) which will be used to keep you regularly updated*.
We also encourage the opportunity for individuals to have a say and give us their input into their Switch Social activities. Switch Social's are about everybody being involved and where possible we will endeavour to create as many opportunities as practically possible, for everyone**.
*Alternative methods of regular communication can be used if required.
**Opportunities will depend on staffing, numbers and most importantly group interest.
There is currently a termly cost* of £50. This cost is expected to be paid in advace of attendance. All payments preferably by BACs (bank transfer) payment (for more information on this method or other ways to pay please contact us).
*Costs go towards staffing, activities and resources. If you have any questions about this, then please feel free to contact us
Here are some photos from our Switch Summer Social activities that the young people enjoyed while out and about last Summer!