Complex Needs Summer Programme for 2017

Young Greenwich is establishing a new Complex Needs Programme this summer. It will be delivered by Charlton Athletic Community Trust (CACT) and the We Live Network (WLN). This exciting project run from Monday 24th July 2017 – Friday 18th August 2017, for young people with complex needs, Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

This programme is designed to support social interaction, increasing independence, community engagement, holistic wellbeing and of course, for everyone to have fun!

Running over the four weeks, participants can expect an adventurous summer filled with activities in the following areas:

  • Sports
  • Arts
  • Music
  • Cooking
  • Games/Gaming

Full Activity Schedules will be available 4 weeks prior to the start date of each programme and will include places for service users to relax and access calming and sensory spaces.

Dates & Location

Week 1: Week commencing 24/07/17 - Based at Shooters Hill

Higher Functioning ASD  

Week 2: Week commencing 31/07/17 - Based at Shooters Hill

Lower Functioning ASD

Week 3: Week commencing 07/08/17 - Based at either Shooters Hill College or Nash College (Bromley)

Pan Disabilities

Week 4: Week commencing 14/08/17 - Based at Nash College (Bromley)

Profound & Multiple Learning Disabilites

Further Information


We are fully staffed with experience support workers for Weeks 1 through to 4. Additional staff will be identified to ensure appropriate staffing ratios are maintained in the event of sickness/absence.

Transport arrangements:

WLN have made arrangements for each service user requiring travel assistance to be transported to and from the venue each day. WLN will discuss individual cases with the families of service users.

Catering arrangements:

There will a small tuck shop available for service users but they will be responsible for bringing a packed lunch each day. WLN will determine specific allergies and dietary requirements as part of its Medical declaration information gathering.

Care plans:

For service users with complex support (including personal care and eating) and medical needs, individual care plans will be provided by families or produced by WLN in conjunction with families and where appropriate professionals.

Safeguarding, risk assessments and Insurance:

All staff have had safeguarding training, there will be a designated safeguarding officer, WLN will produce a separate risk assessment for each week and individual risk assessments will be produced in addition where required due to level of complexity of individuals need or adventurous nature of activity. WLN will extend the current insurance policy to incorporate additional work.

Timing of the days:

Each program will last five days between Monday and Friday. Each day the activities will start at 10:00am and finish at 2:00pm. Transport will start pick-ups and finish drop offs 1 hour prior and after respectively.


Outside of financial transactions, communication between service users, their family and the summer programme will be the primary responsibility of WLN. WLN will endeavour to directly meet the family of any service users they have not before engaged with. This is particularly essential for service users with complex support or medical needs.

Medical Declaration, Medical consent & First Aid Arrangements:

WLN will take responsibility for gathering medical information and consent. There will be a minimum of 2 first aiders on site at all times, all staff are trained in epilepsy awareness and BUCCAL administration. A nurse will be onsite for at least the PMLD week.

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Please e-mail Mathew Belson for more information on or call 07557125912