Supporting families every
step of the way
Social Outreach Services is an accredited service that has been set up as a Community Interest Company, to address the gaps within community services and the commercial sector to engage and develop (mainly) young people and young adults with learning and physical disabilities. We provide positive outreach activities that deliver skills around sports, outdoor pursuits that enable people to participate in activities.
Social Outreach Services provides services for families, adults and children with learning and physical disabilities, as well as young people not in education, employment or training.
Following research it became clear that many young people and adults with LD, through no fault of their own , stand in danger of being excluded from the labour market, training and society at large. Employment opportunities are limited. Often quite traditional day service do not meet their aspirations or they are inappropriate for their complex needs.
We offer opportunities appropriate to the individuals needs and skills of the people involved. we allow people to progress at their own pace and over a period of time, some progress into employments
People with very significant disabilities are offered more long term work activity or training which enables them to develop to their maximum potential and make an equal contribution to the world of work at SOS whilst enjoying the benefits of increased self-confidence and self-esteem that it brings..
The whole focus at SOS is to give these adults the opportunity for progression and social interaction in their working life. We help them to acquire skills, experience and accreditations towards nationally recognised qualifications according to the individuals needs.
The emphasis is on making a contribution in a real live working environment to enhance the quality of lives for all that take part.
SOS offers hands on work activity and quality assured training in a caring supportive environment, for people with special needs. We create trading and business links at the same time as providing specialist health and social care to enable individuals to take part in a real live working environment.
We offer alternative day care and support for those disadvantaged through learning difficulties, physical disabilities or other complex needs, allowing them to make their own contribution in the world of work and access appropriate training to achieve nationally recognised work based qualifications.
We offer accredited outcomes for each clients and our activities are tailored to each individual's hobbies, likes and interests so they get the most out of SOS Services. If you have an idea or an acitivy you would like to put forward, we will strive to accommodate as much as possible.
Our Activities include -
Arts and Crafts
Class room based work
One to one/Group based outreach support
We offer 1-to-1 staffing ratios to enable each individual to reach their full potential. We work towards increasing social tolerance and promoting life/work skills and experiences.
We focus on interests such as -
Orienteering Raft building
We work closely with families to offer support and strategies to help the family dynamic. We give family professional contacts and guidance.
We offer breaks away for the whole family in sites such as Grassington and the Lake district. The purpose of this is to show families the progression their son or daughter has made, give them an experience as a family to come together and make special memories.