Young People's Services

Sycamore Trust U.K. offers a range of services designed for young people with Autistic Spectrum Disorders and / or Learning Difficulties. All staff and volunteers receive up-to-date training to allow them to support our young people in the appropriate man

Youth Club – Ages 8-13

We run a youth club for people with Autism aged 8 – 13 based in Dagenham. While at the club’s members will be able to benefit from a range of activities which have in the past included: a variety of arts and craft, various cooking activities, physical activities including sports evenings and competition nights as well as members being able to have access to information technology including computers with internet access.

All the activities are carefully designed and structured to enable all members, whatever their ability, to engage and interact with the all the activities to the best of their individual ability. To achieve this, we run a waiting list for the clubs to ensure that the clubs are not overcrowded. If you would like to attend one of these clubs, please phone the office on the details provided. Before attending any club, a home visit / risk assessment will need to be completed with a parent / carer, the young person and one of our team members in attendance.

Once a club member reaches the age of 13 they will have the opportunity to progress to our 13-18 year old youth clubs.

Please note there is curently a waiting list for some of our youth clubs so there may be a delay in your young person attending.

 

Youth Club – Ages 13-18

We run an older youth club for people with Autism aged 13-18, also based in Dagenham. While at the clubs members will be able to benefit from a range of  activities as well as sessions out in the local and wider community. Activities at these clubs are adapted to suit all abilities and needs and are designed to help improve the attendee’s confidence, self-esteem and support them to move forward towards being more independent. In order to achieve these members are encouraged to help design the schedule of activities they participate in which in the past have included: Life skills (including cooking a three course meal), learning about other countries and cultures as well as trips out in the community (Sports centre and in the past a trip up to London on the train as well as many others.)

All the activities are carefully designed and structured to enable all members whatever their ability to engage and interact with the all the activities to the best of their individual ability. To achieve this, we run a waiting list for the clubs to ensure that the clubs are not overcrowded. If you would like to attend one of these clubs, please phone the office on the details provided. Before attending any club, a home visit / risk assessment will need to be completed with a parent / carer, the young person and one of our team members in attendance.

Once a club member reached the age of 18 they will have the opportunity to progress onto our 18-25 Group.

Please note there is curently a waiting list for some of our youth clubs so there may be a delay in your young person attending.

 

Places at our Barking & Dagenham youth groups are commissioned places (funded by B&D through the Short Breaks local offer)

Referrals must come via children's services.  To find out eligibility for care packages contact; the Heathway Centre, 512a Heathway, Dagenham RM10 7SJ

020 8227 5500

theheathwaycentre@lbbd.gov.uk

 

New Wednesday Club

We have a new group that started in November 2018 for young people with ASD living in Havering, Barking & Dagenham and Redbridge.

We aim to support young people aged 10-16 who do not fit the criteria for an EHC plan or a statement. The group will meet twice a month during term time on a Wednesday evening (6pm-8pm) at our premises in Dagenham. Anyone wishing to access the group must be a Sycamore member and there will be a group membership fee of £20 a month.

For details, contact Sue on 020 8517 9317

activities@sycamoretrust.org.uk

 

 

 

Under 8 Activities

For our current list of under 8 activities please contact us at enquiries@sycamoretrust.org.uk