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PACE Overnight Adventures

Overnight short breaks for children with disabilities and their siblings aged 8-14 years held at a secure and fully accessible venue, Fortune Green Playcentre. Sessions run once a month. Activities are themed around natural and sensory play. They also run taster sessions for new users so they can become accustomed to the setting and staff team before staying for a full night. The staff team are a group of trained play workers with years of experience of specialised provision.

Contact details

Contact Name
Glenys Valerie
Contact Position
Short Breaks Co-ordinator
Telephone
020 7183 5120 ext 1
E-mail
kross@paceforall.com
Website
www.paceforall.com 
Alternative Contact
enquiries@paceforall.com

Address

Address
Fortune Green Playcentre
Fortune Green Road
London
Postcode
NW6 1DR

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Generally starts Saturday mornings at 10am and finishes at 10am on Sundays.

Further details

Catchment Area
London.
Ward
Fortune Green Ward
Last checked date
15/01/2018
Record ID
21865

Local Offer

About Local Offer
Contact Telephone
020 7183 5120
Local Offer Age Bands
School Age Children & Young People 5-18
SEN Provision Type
Targeted
Where is the service located and what areas does it cover?

The Overnights are generally held at Fortune Green Play Centre in West Hampstead. We have also held overnights on an accessible barge (The Pirate Prince) and at Fairfield Play Centre in Camden Town. We are also working to include different sites for future overnights.

Who does your service provide for?

Overnight Stays are accessible to all children referred by Camden Disabled Children’s Team in MOSAIC. Where possible we will also aim to invite a friend or sibling, depending on the needs and dynamic within the group. Activities, menus and any trips are planned around the needs / likes of each group.

How can a child or young person start using the service?

The scheme is accessible via referral from Camden MOSAIC disabled children’s team in MOSAIC.

How are decisions made about eligibility for your service?

Decisions about eligibility are made by the MOSAIC Short Breaks Panel.

How do you communicate with service users and how are they involved in decision making/planning?

Parent/s and children are generally invited to visit and observe an overnight in action prior to their first overnight stay - this has been useful in gradually easing children into the service and developing trust. We work closely with parents to ensure children settle and enjoy the overnight experience, and keep in touch with parents via phone or email. We welcome parental involvement in planning and evaluating the service as it develops.

Is your service fully accessible?

Yes, our service is fully accessible. We will also make any adaptations or access training as necessary based on the needs of each child/group.

What training have the staff supporting children and young people with SEND had/or will be they be getting?

The team supporting children overnight have many years experience and are trained in working with children with a range of needs -including children with ASD and Multiple and Complex disabilities.

Who should a service user contact if they want to raise a concern or complain about something?

If a service user wants to raise a concern or complain they can contact the Short Breaks Co-ordinator: Daniel Evans, 0207 183 5120 Ext 5 devans@paceforall.com Parents can also contact their Social Worker or the Short Breaks Co-ordinator in MOSAIC, Marie.Keeley@camden.gov.uk

Who can a parent carer/young person contact for further information?

For further information please contact: Glenys Valerie, 020 7183 5120 Ext 1 gvalerie@paceforall.com

The Local Offer is a free and impartial service provided by Camden Local Authority. Any service or provider mentioned in this Local Offer, does not represent a recommendation or endorsement of the service or quality of the service provided. You are responsible for undertaking your own checks to determine suitability of the service and provider.

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