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My Options - Access 2 Activities (A2A)

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My Options A2A is a short breaks offer for disabled Children aged 0 – 25 years in the Telford and Wrekin area.

My Options A2A provides children with an opportunity to access resources within the community with qualified support staff. Sessions can be tailored where possible to meet the needs of the children. Sessions are lead and supported by professional support workers with experience of working with Children with additional needs.  Children are encouraged to join in team activities whilst developing their independence. Our aim for the sessions is to support children to access a variety of activities whilst making new friends and supporting their self-esteem and confidence.

Types of activities

My Options A2A - Holiday Activity Programme

The My Options A2A holiday activity programmes provide Telford & Wrekin children and young people with a disability aged 5 to 19 years with the chance to take part in activities and most importantly to have fun with their friends outside of school.

1:2, 1:1 and 2:1 young people support needs are managed by the experienced staff team.

Activities run in the holidays across the year, offering a range of half day and full day activities and trips, as well as family activities and trips including Theme Park, Zoos, and more.

These activities are tailored to the interests and the individual needs of the young people. 

Yearly Timetable:
• February Half Term – 1 week programme
• Easter - 1 week programme
• May Half Term – 1 week programme
• Summer Break – 5 week programme
• October Half Term – 1 week programme

Interest is taken via telephone and email across a designated period before each holiday period, with places allocated to young people. 

Venue – Various (dependent on activity).

All A2A holiday activities are run at a subsidised cost.

A registration form must be completed before accessing any of the A2A holiday activities.

Completed registration forms are transferable across all of the My Options Young People’s Services. 

My Options - Club 17

Club 17 is a youth club provision specifically for young people with a disability or support needs aged 11 (year 7) to 25 years.

Club 17 staff provides supervision support to young people on a minimum 1 Staff: 5 Young Person ratio.

1:1 or 2:1 support must be provided by a parent or carer.

Club 17 runs two weekly session with young people being a member at one of these two sessions:

Tuesday 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Thursday 6pm to 8pm

Venue – 
Southwood Activity & Wellbeing Hub
Hollinswood Local Centre
Dale Acre Way 
Hollinswood
Telford
TF3 2EX

Club 17 sessions are free of charge.
A registration form must be completed to access all My Options Young People’s Services.  

My Options - A2A after school clubs

The My Options, Young People’s Service runs the following free play, fun activity after school clubs: 

• Haughton Monday Club – 3pm to 4.30pm for years 4, 5 and 6.

• Southall Tuesday Club – 3.05pm to 4.35pm for years 7, 8 and 9.

• The Bridge Thursday Club – 3pm to 4.30pm for Key Stage 3 and 4.

The after school clubs run throughout each academic year with young people split into 2 or 3 groups throughout the year to allow as many young people as possible to access.

For example – Group 1 access from September until February Half Term and Group 2 access from February Half Term until the end of the Summer Term.

1:1 and 2:1 young people support needs are managed by the experienced staff team.

Venues – school specific.

A2A after school club sessions are currently free of charge.

Interest is taken on interest forms sent out via the school in September. 

If you require an interest form please contact the My Options office.   01952 381 317

Places are provisionally allocated and notification along with a registration form is sent to parent/Carers.

A registration form must be completed to access all My Options Young People’s Services.

My Options - A2A 16 - 25 years group

The My Options A2A 16 - 25 years group meets twice monthly and is a group specifically for Telford & Wrekin young people 16+ (post year 11) up to 25 years.

The aim of the group is to promote independence and self-confidence away from the family environment with the age range of the group supporting many of the difficult transition periods for disabled young people. 

The My Options A2A 16 - 25 years group runs a monthly meal night out as well as a monthly activities or trips.

Information on all meals and activities is sent out directly to registered young people aged 16 to 25 across the year.

All My Options A2A 16 - 25 years group activities are run at a subsidised cost.

Interest from members is taken via post, telephone and email across a designated period.

A registration form must be completed to access all My Options Young People’s Services.  

My Options - Personal Assistants 2 Activities (PA2A)

The Access 2 Activities Team has a team of staff available for purchase including via Personal Budget to support Telford & Wrekin children and young people aged 5 to 25 years to access a range of provision on a 1:1 basis.

This may include Telford & Wrekin run universal provision, targeted disability specific provision and community run provision.

All young people support provided by the A2A staff will be:
- Tailored to a young person’s individual needs
- Outcome focused

Support is available from £13.75 per hour plus 45p per mile.

Following the success of PA2A 1:1 work since January 2016 the team are also exploring the possibility of small group support i.e. 3 to 4 young people supported by 2 staff members, this will enhance the opportunity for social interactions between young people, whilst offering the possibility of reduced hourly rates.

PA2A support is accessed via referral form along with an ican2 registration form only.

Completed registration forms are transferable across all Access 2 Activities and ican2 activities.

For more information or to express a firm interest and be added to the waiting list please contact the Access 2 Activities Team directly.

Contact Information

My Options:
01952 381317

Email Address:
A2ABookings@telford.gov.uk

Young People’s Service Leader: Kerry Brogden
Resource coordinator: Catherine Harryman