The PACC Healthy Lives Programme is Back!
The PACC Healthy Lives Programme provided great opportunities for young people with SEND aged 14 - 25 to try new activities and spend time with friends over the summer of 2022, all of which supported both their physical and mental health. Families told us;
“He has limited opportunity to go out and interact with friends or try new activities so the programme was really welcome over the summer”
“She has met lots of new friends & it’s given me a break of trying to entertain her the whole of the summer!!”
“She has gained insight into what she needs to do to be healthy. She enjoyed attending the day opportunities provision and will soon be attending one soon that she really enjoyed as part of her activity plan.”
“He loved the variety of the activities and having clear sight of activities in the diary to break up the week “
Last year over 60 young people participated in the programme and this year we would like to reach even more families. At the core of the programme we will continue to offer small group sporting and wellbeing activities, working with local organisations such as Shrewsbury Sports Village, Derwen College, the Cavalier Centre and Adult Social Care Day Opportunity Centre’s, this year we also have a number of new providers joining us, such as The Nerdy Gaming Café, Shrewsbury Canoe Club and the Mayfair Community Centre. In addition to this the 2023 programme will include an all-age family activity offer and an improved offer for young people with the most complex needs.
If you are interested in joining Healthy Lives this year, we are asking you to register your interest in the programme now. Those families who register will then be contacted directly to have individual conversations about support needs and to help you book your preferred activities. The programme cannot provide 1:1 but some additional support will be available, and we are working with experienced providers. If a young person has an existing support worker, they are welcome to attend, or parent carers can provide support if available. If 1:1 support is needed to support participation, we will work with families to explore how this can be provided.
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