Day services

We are continuously developing day services within Salford for adults over the age of 18. The work undertaken in the individual day service resource centres is underpinned by specialist input. This includes:

  • Person centred planning and reviews
  • Total communication coordinators
  • Autism development worker
  • Transition work (from school to adult services)
  • Supported employment services

Additional support is available from the local NHS by referral to speech and language therapists, physiotherapists, psychologists and psychiatry/specialist behavioural therapists.

Aims and objectives

We aim to provide a quality service, based upon individual needs and requirements. This will enable the people we support to access localised services, and become active members of their communities. We work in partnership with individuals to develop new skills, and to apply these to contribute positively to their communities. We promote healthy lifestyles, independence, choice and inclusion, whether this is in the area of complex needs, preparation for employment, or one of the locality based, outcome focused venues.

Resource centres

The Waterside offers therapies and support for adults with complex needs and health conditions, and also has Autism Accreditation status. Intensive support is offered for people according to their requirements to access therapies which include a multi-sensory room, relaxation, physiotherapy, hydrotherapy (a community activity), communication, music therapy and various community based activities.

The aims and objectives of both The Waterside and Craig Hall are to promote independence, using forum groups and total communication techniques, and to maximise individuals' opportunities for personal growth, participation and control.

St George's was refurbished during 2009, and now offers activities leading towards pre-employment and advocacy skills:

  • Pre-employment courses consisting of qualifications in 'personal progress' accredited through Edexcel at pre-entry level. St George's is a franchise of Salford City College
  • National Proficiency Test Council (NPTC) skills For working life, in hospitality, catering and retail, accredited by City and Guilds. In conjunction with this, there is a food hygiene course
  • Reception and using office equipment at NVQ Level 1
  • Self advocacy sessions via forum groups, and input from the learning difficulty development workers
  • Pre-volunteering course to equip people with the skills to secure a volunteering placement
  • Liaison with Salford Employment Services to source work placements/tasters

St George's also operates in three venues across the city:

The venues offer a range of activities according to the interests and requirements of people supported, and have aims and objectives that reflect this.

This page was last updated on 14 July 2015

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