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2nd February 2018
Who we are...
Find2 is an empathic, progressive and respectful service designed to meet the needs of young adults with a learning disability.
Our centre is designed to support our students in gaining a range of skills to promote independence, choice and control. We are able to acknowledge achievement through AQA certificates if students wish to participate in these qualifications.
We promote emotional, social and physical wellbeing through activities both inside our centre and out in the local community. By working closely with local agencies in the community we are able to provide activities to promote confidence, self-esteem and an enjoyable stimulating experience.
The emphasis at Find is for staff and students to work together in achieving goals, valuing everyone as an equal, yet respecting individuality.
We respect and empathise with the diverse range of needs our students have. Each and every student is supported in creating a personal care programme together with their key worker through a person-centred approach. Our staff team are very experienced, and we have a staff matching programme designed to ensure each student is paired with a key worker responsive to their needs, circumstance and environment. We value a multi-agency approach to care and ensure the expertise and involvement of all parents/carers and other professionals are upheld and respected.
Where to find us...
Our centre in Beverley is purpose built to offer every individual an opportunity to learn, progress, enjoy and experience in a calm, supportive atmosphere. Our centre is all on one level, making it wheelchair friendly and accessible. We have two multi-purpose activity rooms designed to engage learning and creative development with activities ranging from educational learning to creative arts, drama, small task groups and external agency support groups i.e. Sportsability, music workshops and the NHS physiotherapy team.
We have a sensory room designed to stimulate and create an interactive experience for our students, and promote the positive, supportive relationship between students and staff. Our IT system allows us to activate this sensory equipment and adapt it to the individual. In the IT suite, students are encouraged and supported in using up to date technology such as iPads, PCs, iPods, and our new C-Touch interactive screen.
We have recently had an extension to our centre, creating a purpose built home setting designed to support students in gaining independent living skills such as cookery, using household appliances and preparing meals following a recipe. We also have social dining areas for students to interact with peers and build relationships. All toilets are equipped to provide dignity when addressing personal care needs and are accessible to accommodate hoists, wheelchairs, and slings.
During warmer weather we have an outside area in which we come together to enjoy fitness sessions and games. We hold communal barbecues which create a fun, social environment. Our garden area includes raised garden beds, a grassed area, and our future plans include a sensory/eating area. Through networking with the local community we now also have a new greenhouse to allow students to grow their own produce.
Find2 is open to young adults aged 16+ who have a learning disability. All students receive a tailored needs assessment and support plan provided with a person-centred approach catered to the individual. To make a referral please see our expression of interest form for guidance and information.
How to access our service and contact us...
If you wish to discuss any aspect of the service please feel free to contact Find2 Manager Richard Bye on the below telephone number or directly at: Richard.firstname.lastname@example.org
The Chandler Centre
Tel: 01482 870785