Beckly Centre - Routeways
Beckly is a Routeways project where disabled children and young people can enjoy positive and inclusive fun social activities in a friendly, caring and supportive environment at our accessible premises located in beautiful Radford Park, Plymstock.
Regular weekend and evening activities throughout the year with additional weekday activities during all school holidays offering opportunities to join in small groups with a wide range of play, social and practical activities both at Beckly and in the wider community.
We are able to cater for a broad spectrum of additional or special requirements, disabilities and conditions. Services provided can include personal care and one to one support for children and young people ages from 6 upwards.
We are able to cater for a broad spectrum of additional or special requirements, disabilities and conditions. Services provided can include personal care and one to one support for children and young people. The Beckly Centre is registered with OFSTED, which means we are able to accept young people aged from 6 upwards.
Please contact us on the details below to find out more information about costs or using Beckly as part of your Local Authority funded care package.
14 - 24 Youth Group in Beckly and Devonport Park Activity Centre
For young people with a disability from 14 - 24 offering trips out, social opportunities, on-site activities (movie nights, games night, disco, recycled fashion shows, pamper sessions)
When: Every Thursday (7pm - 9pm) - (alternate weeks at the Beckly Centre and Devonport Park Activity Centre)
Cost: Free per session (sessions are currently funded through the SEND Innovation)
After school sessions for children with disabilities aged 5 years to 8 years supporting children to build positive relationships between peers and adults.
This project is part of Plymouth City Council's support services for disabled children. Access to the project is managed through Plymouth City Council Social Care.
When: Term-time Tuesday and Thursday afternoons 3.30 - 5.30
If you are 18 or over you could be a volunteer. Coming from a wide range of backgrounds and abilities, our volunteers help with many jobs around the gardens and buildings. Tea, coffee and biscuits provided!
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Beckly provides play, social and informal learning opportunities for children and young people aged between 6 and 25 in small mixed capacity / age / ability groups.
Sessions operate at weekends throughout the year and on weekdays in school holidays from accessible premises in Plymstock. Each session has a theme and a mix of activities will be offered to encourage participation, social interaction and engagement and developing personal skills and independence. Programmes with dates and details are available from the Beckly Office and sessions can be booked as and when families need.
All activities are offered on an open access basis so that families can self refer and book sessions directly with us but we also accept placements funded through the Local Authority or other agencies as part of care packages. Childcare Vouchers are also accepted
Specialist resources such a dedicated changing area with overhead hoisting is available alongside a good range of play and activity equipment including a soft play area, a well equipped sensory space with fibre optics, bubble tube and music together with a large kitchen area. The premises are adjacent to Radford Park and Woods for outdoor activities.
A range of conditions can be accommodated and services such as full personal care, tube feeding and administration of medications are available. We recommend families contacting the Beckly Office to discuss individual levels of need and to ensure that these can be appropriately met.
Additional or one to one support can be available through Routeways at an additional charge per session or we are happy to discuss attendance supported by personal assistants
There is also capacity with our premises and programme to run new / alternative specific interest or single condition groups or varying age ranges subject to sufficient interest and numbers to make any activity viable, enjoyable and practical to operate so if you are looking for something more particular or different to what is currently available please contact us.
Plymouth uses an orange 'Local Offer icon' to show services that define themselves as suitable for children and young people with SEND. These are part of Plymouth's SEND Local Offer. We recommend that you contact the service provider to make sure the service is suitable for your child or young person.
- 5 to 11 years old
- 12 to 16 years old
- 17 to 25 years old
- Respite care
- Learning disabilities
- Physical disabilities
- Short breaks / Respite
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