lifestylesSAFS provide a Lifestyles Drop-in Service for young people with the aim to enable the individuals to achieve their full potential in everything they do. It is paramount that we promote choice for individuals enabling them to have control over their daily routine and helping to support them to access the activities they want.

The provision of these Services is determined by each individual’s assessment of needs.

For the Lifestyles Drop-in Services individuals have the choice of attending SAFS Windmill Community Centre on a one to one basis, or attending a group in the centre. All activities are arranged to meet the individual’s outcomes and interests.

The centre itself is accessible to all with a disability and is a safe place where our children, young people and adults can come to meet their friends and take part in activities such as arts and crafts sessions, sports sessions and courses.

SAFS often hold holiday clubs and activities at the SAFS Windmill Community Centre which can be accessed by children and young people from the Lifestyles, PA and Community Based Services.

Each individual has a specific person centred support plan, with in depth detail regarding their individual needs and wishes. Each individual also has a developed Individual Progress Plan (IPP), which works towards achievable goals and outcomes. These goals have been discussed and agreed by the individual and their significant other (which is usually their main carer) along with guidance from SAFS. The IPP demonstrates the progress and achievement of the individual during their journey with SAFS.

All care and support workers are skill matched with the individual and recruited due to their supportive and caring nature and are trained to a Level 2 NVQ in Health and Social Care.