Skills Tank aims to give adults 16+ with learning disabilities/ difficulties and behaviours that challenge a better, brighter more fulfilled life through practical and educational activities.
Accomplishments, no matter how small, make a big difference to our students, their families and carers.
Building belief is something we feel is extremely important so we designed a ‘quality mapping system’ to capture the outcomes and benefits to our students.
We audit our service on a regular basis to maintain and improve our standards. Our Directors, Senior Management and Hub Managers meet regularly to discuss operations and student progress.
The daily communication book, which each student has, enables parents and carers to understand how the student is progressing.
Parents and carers are encouraged to work with us to identify opportunities to develop the student both at Skills Tank and at home.
We arrange regular reviews so that student’s progress can be monitored, and learning and care plans appraised and updated.
Just some examples of how we develop our students:
- Improving daily living skills
- Increasing confidence in communicating with others
- Building belief and self-esteem through positive achievement
- Improving behaviours
- Setting goals
- Reducing vulnerability
Working together through various activities such as building window boxes, incubating seeds and cultivating a vegetable garden enables students achieve these outcomes.
Many carers tell us that their lives improve too. It may be gradual but they report less stress, better sleep and more options to integrate into the community.
Letter from a parent:
We never thought that Skills Tank could provide so much change to a person who could not be taken shopping, had no social skills, suffered from severely challenging behaviour and was totally socially excluded.
We are now able to take John shopping on his own and in company without the difficulties that used to exclude him. He can’t wait to go out to ‘Skills Tank’ in the morning, he arrives home happy and pleased with himself, especially after sporting activities, and he’s very proud of his achievements.
With behaviours improving, increased social and family integration and reductions in medication, families and carers experience the impact of Skills Tank.
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