Young People's Services

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

Alpha & Bravo Groups (Social Survivors life skills project

In 2019 we launched two new life skills groups for young people aged 10-16 with high functioning ASD living in Havering, Barking & Dagenham and Redbridge.

The aim of the project is to help young people gain confidence, learn life skills, and improve social skills

This consists of five modules, covering

  • Safe travel
  • Basic life skills
  • Personal hygiene/ personal appearance
  • Social skills
  • Safe relationships

The modules are designed to enable Autistic young people to learn the skills required to become more independent and contribute to society.

Activities also take place in the community, allowing the young people to become comfortable and competent in accessing their local environment. In addition, we include enjoyable and stimulating activities in a safe space where they can meet and make friends. On completion of the modules the young people can join the steering group where they can continue to learn life skills and support the younger members of the group.

As of January 2024, the youth groups have been temporarily paused. 

For more information, please email activities@sycamoretrust.org.uk  or call 020 8517 9317.

 

Girls Project

We've got an exciting project created especially for girls and young ladies on the Autistic spectrum. Sometimes, girls can avoid being diagnosed because they are good at copying from others, and combined with recent studies suggesting that the ratio of boys with a diagnosis of autism compared to girls is 3:1, this can lead to a lack of services for girls and young women on the spectrum. Thanks to support from the Tudor Trust, we've addressed this imbalance with a special 'girls only' group.

Based in Dagenham, the group is open to high functioning Autistic young ladies aged 11-17 who live in the boroughs of Barking & Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge. The primary objective of the group will be to empower girls and young women to develop social and independence skills through a variety of activities designed to stimulate friendship, co-operation and fun!  The groups have been very successful, so much so that we have split them into two, for younger and older girls.

The younger girls group takes place on Saturday mornings from 11.00 am to 1pm

The older girls group takes place on Thursday afternoons 2pm to 4pm

If you're interested, call Emma on 020 8517 9317 or 01708 749816 or get in touch on girlsproject@sycamoretrust.org.uk