Young Adult Services
BOSP delivers different types of clubs to suit different levels of need. Many of our clubs have a high staff to child/young person ratio to help meet complex needs, whilst some are aimed specifically at developing young people's decision making, communication skills and independence with a view that they may move into volunteering, employment and supported living.
Chill-Zone (activities out and about in the community) 18+ (re-starting 10th April 2021)
Chill Zone is an Out & About Club for young people 18+ aimed at promoting independence through decision making, social skills and travel. Activities include amongst others, Adventure Island, foot golf, crazy golf, Canalability, theatre trips, clubbing and meals out.
The young people will often make use of public transport, whilst fully supported by BOSP staff. The young people are encouraged to be an independent as they can possibly be.
Dates and time are varied but mainly take place Saturday afternoon/evenings or Sundays.
New! BIG BOSP Youth Club 15 years + (from 13th April 2021)
Alternate Tuesdays (term time) 4.30 to 7.00pm, Wat Tyler Country Park
Big BOSP is back as part of our Skills 4 Life programme for young people. This early evening club is a great place for young people with SEN to make friends, have fun and improve their social communication skills in order to develop their independence.
Activities will include board games, quizzes, arts & crafts, treasure hunts, forestry activities, interactive group gaming, basic meal planning, shopping and meal preparation.
A light evening meal/snack is also included which the small group will prepare and eat together.
There is ample parking on site and gives parent carers the time to pursue their own leisure activities, pop to the local superstores for shopping or enjoy a stroll around the Country Park itself. Festival Leisure Park is also only 10 minutes away by car giving parents and siblings time to enjoy a meal or activity together.
SKILLS 4 LIFE (from 2021)
Weekdays during term time
We understand at BOSP that some young people with learning disabilities do not attend full-time education five days a week. This can leave you wondering how to fill their spare time and for some Parent Carers, wondering how they will still go to work if their caring responsibilities resume weekdays.
We also understand that at some point many young people with learning disabilities will go onto supported living, either though choice or necessity, and that important life skills need to be learned beforehand to ease this transition. However, like most teenagers and young adults, they are not keen to learn from parents and family but would rather gain this experience and independence through spending time with their peers.
As Parent Carers, you have told us that you would also rather they do this in a small group of between four to six young people their own age, rather than at large Day Centre’s with people of all ages.
Well, we have listened at BOSP and thanks to support from Global's Make Some Noise, we are extending our weekend and school holiday support to include weekday clubs and respite.
Our two new Skills 4 Life structured services consist of small groups with a high level of support, ensuring maximum learning and confidence building can take place for young people seeking possible future volunteer/employment opportunities and independence.
For more information click on the link below:
BOSP SATURDAY CLUB
10.00am to 3.30pm (5.5 hours) at the Pioneer School, Ghyllgrove, Basildon, SS14 2LA
The BOSP Saturday Club is delivered at the Pioneer School in Basildon. The fantastic facilities at the school allow us to provide the young adults with the consistency that so many thrive on. Young adults attending have the opportunity to go swimming in the hydrotherapy pool where our trained lifeguards for the disabled ensure that the environment caters for the individual with appropriate music and lighting. The interactive soft play room and the adventure playground are extremely popular with the more active, who enjoy burning off excess energy. BOSP hires highly qualified outside trainers to provide music, dance and sports coaching. The young people also have the opportunity to spend time in two sensory rooms as well as try their hand at arts and crafts and messy play.
Swimming kit and a packed lunch and drinks are needed.
Please contact The BOSP Office for session contribution fees
Saturday Club BOSP Mobile: 07901 858457 (please only use on session days).
LET'S CONNECT CLUB (re-starting 3rd July 2021)
10.00am to 3.30pm (5.5 hours) Out & About and at the Pioneer School, Ghyllgrove, Basildon, SS14 2LA
At BOSP's Let's Connect Club, the young adults meet at the Pioneer School then leave to spend the morning enjoying social activities such as bowling, Drop-Zone, climbing wall or the cinema, along with lunch.
The Pioneer School lies within close reach of the Festival Leisure Park, Basildon Sporting Village and Basildon Town Centre, which provide greater opportunities for encouraging independence and life skills in the local community, whilst supporting the young person's personal development.
This club allows the young people to practise life skills, such as handling money, decision making, turn taking and road safety. After lunch out in a restaurant, the youngsters then return to the Pioneer School for the afternoon session where they can enjoy any of the other activities and catch up with their friends.
Sometimes Let's Connect goes further afield, utilising BOSP's wheelchair accessible mini-bus, to places such as Southend, Crazy Golf, Foot Golf in Brentwood.
Let's Connect BOSP Session Mobile: 07732 459112 (please only use on session days).
HOLIDAY CLUB / THRIFTWOOD CAMP
10.00am to 3.30pm (5.5 hours) Pioneer School, Basildon, SS14 2LA, Thriftwood Scout Camp, Brentwood, CM13 2DP and Out & About
In order to provide our young people with the consistency they need, we mainly use the Pioneer School or the Thriftwood Scout Camp as our base for our Holiday Clubs. BOSP aims to provide a wide range of stimulating activities during the holiday periods. This is achieved by bringing in experts from different fields to deliver diverse and exciting activities.
Recent special events at sessions have included Outdoor pizza oven pizza making workshops, pet therapy, BBQ's, football coaching and music sessions.
Please contact The BOSP Office for session contribution fees.
BOSP Session Mobile: 07901 858457 (please only use on session days).