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.
Young adults who learn differently from age 16 onwards and their carers face many choices and challenges when organising transition from school into adult services.
A tailored transition pathway is created with input from the young adult, their school, his/ her carers, healthcare professional and Skills Tank specialists. The pathway will cater for the individual’s needs, minimise the disruption to their daily routine and reduce the pressures at home.
By completing and returning the referral form, we can then assess the young adult’s needs and start to prepare a holistic assessment. This will include a number of Taster Sessions in order to ascertain the level of needs required. Click here to request your transition referral pack.
Following successful Taster Sessions, a transitions pathway can be created consisting of a number of days per week over several weeks before the young adult leaves school. This helps reduce anxiety for both the student and the family and also assists Skills Tank to plan the resources required.
The Transition Pathway
This tailored pathway will consist of an increasing number of days at Skills Tank coupled with a reducing number of days at school. The pace of the transition will be person centred to ensure success. The transition days are chargeable.
To gain access to Skills Tank you may need the involvement of a social worker or community nurse allocated to the young adult, as they can make an application for funding on your behalf. Alternatively, if you are in receipt of an individual budget or direct payments you can apply and pay directly. With the reduction in places at colleges for further education, it is essential that families and carers plan well in advance for the transition from school to adult services. The safety of our students and staff members is paramount and therefore numbers admitted into each provision has to be limited.
Limited places at Skills Tank are available from 3-5 days a week
Provisions run Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 3.30pm
wide variety of practical activities
our commitment and guarantee
costs & funding
depending on individual’s needs
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