Inclusion/SEND

At Inspire Youth Zone we believe that #everyyoungpersoncan.

That’s why our inclusion team are dedicated to providing support for all young people up to the age of 25 with a disability. 

The team make sure that each and every young person who attends the youth zone can get involved in the activities they want to, regardless of their abilities.

We understand that some young people will have more specific needs to enable them to be able to access the same opportunities as others.

 

Our Approach

We have developed a model of working that takes into consideration any barriers that may prevent young people from joining in with activities and working to remove those barriers wherever possible.

We believe this approach should be inclusive of all abilities yet specific enough to cater for each individual.

We want to encourage and develop an environment so that we Invest, Include and INSPIRE young people in all the activities and opportunities we have available that’s why we offer a range of targeted support to attend activities as well as specific tailored SEND/Inclusion sessions. 

In-Club is our Inclusion Club within Inspire Youth Zone for members aged 8 -25 with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. Our Inclusive Club provides young people a safe space where they can relax, have fun, learn and socialise with other young people who they can relate to, have things and experiences in common, feel comfortable with and feel confident.

We are a Lancashire Breaktime provider.

In-Club is available for members aged 8-25 with Special Educational Needs or disabilities. To find out if this is suitable for you, please contact michelle.graham@inspireyouthzone.org or bethany.henry@inspireyouthzone.org for a 1-to-1 meeting.

  1.  In-Club members can attend any Universal session whenever they feel comfortable and able.
  2. *Targeted In-Club Projects run throughout the week for those who would benefit from additional support from an Engagement Worker. These small project groups aims to accommodate young people’s individual needs and are  pre-bookable.
    Juniors (8 – 11 year olds) – Tuesday & Thursday (5pm – 7:45pm) and Saturday (11am – 2:45pm)
    Seniors (11 – 25 year olds) – Wednesdays (5pm – 9pm) & Saturday’s (4-6pm)
  3.  A dedicated session is available on Sundays which is also pre-bookable.
    *In-Club dedicated session – Sundays 2:30pm – 5:30pm

    *These can be used as part of your Breaktime allocation.

Prior to booking your place you will need to complete an In-Club membership form, which can be done by arranging a meeting with michelle.graham@inspireyouthzone.org or bethany.henry@inspireyouthzone.org.

Places can then be booked by calling reception (Mon-Fri 9:30am – 3pm) on 01257 228888.

At this time, Inspire does not offer 1:1 support or personal care, however we do have a Personal Assistant Policy to allow SEND Young people to bring support into the centre if required.

 

As a member of the In-Club you can benefit from additional bookable sessions (outlined above.) Once you’ve booked your place onto the session, your place is guaranteed and you will be given Fast Pass access to allow you to come into session 10 minutes earlier.

Our work consists of:

  • Providing opportunities to all young people of all abilities.
  • Providing an accessible location, taking into account transport links.
  • Providing equipment and facilities (such as lifts, hygiene suite etc).
  • Carrying out a structured induction for anyone who indicates they may have additional needs or support requirements.
  • Finding out what those support needs are and how we can best manage them within our setting and making support information available to all staff.
  • Providing staff on specific nights to support young people through discussion, relationship building, structured activities and encouraging personal development skills.
  • Training staff in relevant areas towards how they can adapt activities to take ability into account.

Ryan powell

head of operations

Hi, I’m Ryan and I’m the Head of Operations at Inspire Youth Zone.

Email: ryan.powell@inspireyouthzone.org