Interplay's Integrated Summer scheme funded by
the City and County of Swansea and SBUHB
Interplay's Integrated Summer scheme funded by
Please note that the Interplay@Crug Glas 2021 Scheme is now fully booked. Booking closed for Interplay@The Play Hwb 2021 Scheme on 23rd July 2021. Any referral taken after this time will only be offered a place if they come available due to absences on the day.
We understand how important it is for children with additional support needs to access play during the school holidays and we are doing our best to provide places to as many children and young people as possible. Sadly these services are in high demand and therefore get book up very early.
Our profound and multiple disability Summer Scheme Interplay@Crug Glas, funded by the City and County of Swansea, has been run by Interplay since 2012. The scheme caters for children age 4-19 with profound and multiple, and/or severe and complex learning difficulties, challenging behaviour and their siblings. Offering continuous 1:1 2:1 and 3:1 support the scheme ensures that children with complex medical and require registered nursing support are able to access play and leisure activities with the friends during the summer holidays.
The scheme offers a range of activities that can be adapted to ensure that every child is included and can join in the fun.
Staff have experience working with children with very complex needs and understand the need to provide a safe, fun and inclusive environment for all the children that attend.
The Interplay @the Play Hwb holiday scheme is for 4-19 year olds with additional support needs that prevent them from accessing mainstream holiday provision. The scheme provides both group settings and one to one support, catering for children with disability, mental health support needs, anxiety and challenging behaviour.
As well as running for a minimum of two weeks during the summer holidays, this scheme also runs during the Easter holidays and February, May/June and October half terms. Schemes in Summer and at Easter are split in to 4-11 years and 12-19 years provision to enable staff to run age and ability appropriate sessions. Half term session run are for 4-19 year olds in age and ability appropriate groups.
Staff at the scheme have experience of working with children with complex behavioural issues and the service provides high staffing ratios/ one to one support that enable children and young people to take time out, away from the group when needed. Sessions are for groups of 6-12 depending on individual support requirements.
Please see below the link to Interplay@Crug Glas latest inspection report, our Quality of Care Review is avaliable on request.
Interplay delivers the Access 2
Mainstream service on behalf of the City and County of Swansea to
provide support for children and young people with disabilities and
additional support needs to access the same activities and clubs as
their siblings and peers.
Interplay’s A2M Playworkers will provide short term support as part of an 8-12 week programme, during which time Interplay’s support staff will work with the child/young person, their families and the staff running the activity to develop a support/strategy plan to enable long term engagement in the activity or club, without long term additional support.
As part of this service young people
will be able to access travel training to improve their independence and
ability to access different activities with out additional support.
Travel training is available for children of 13 years and above, when
and where appropriate.
The service will also provide support
during the school holidays to enable children and young people to access
mainstream holiday schemes, sports scheme or special interest group.
To ensure that we can provide support to as many children and young
people as possible, support will be limited to a maximum of 5 days
during each holiday period for per individual.
The Wellbeing 4 Me service a Resolven Building Blocks and Interplay partnership project.
The service will offer children and young people aged 0 -25 years an opportunity to develop key skills in key developmental areas such as independence, social and emotional skills, build peer friendships etc.
Wellbeing 4 parents and child - 0-3 years
This is a term time service based in Resolven and Port Talbot. We offer 2 hours sessions that are planned to encourage and support your child’s development and to meet their early years’ milestones. A trained W4Me worker will work with families to build a family plan that is developed around you and your child in a fun and safe environment. We will give you practical developmental solutions that you can undertake at home with your child.
W4Me Clubs - Play - 4-11 years
The service delivers play sessions in Resolven and Port Talbot for children aged 4-10 years for up to 12 weeks. The sessions will run during term time, providing an opportunity for the children to socialise together, make friends, play, build confidence, learn new skills and increase their overall well-being. During this time the W4Me Team will get to know your child and focus on finding social activities that your child can access in the local area.
W4Me Clubs - Youth & Independence - 12-25 years
The service delivers group sessions in Resolven and Port Talbot for children and young people aged 12-15 years for up to 12 weeks. The sessions will run during term time, providing an opportunity to socialise together, make new friends, share new experiences and learn basic independence skills, grow in confidence and increase their overall well-being. During this time the W4Me will get to know your child and focus on finding social and leisure activities that your child can access in the local area.
W4Me Clubs – Holiday clubs
- 4-11 years Summer Scheme
- 12-17 years Summer Scheme
- 18-25 years Holiday Independence Workshops
Please note: All W4Me clubs provide activities that are age appropriate and focus on the interests of the individual child as well as the group. One to one support is not provided during these sessions, however if the child or young person has a personal assistant, they are welcome to accompany them.
For more information please contact NPTCBC Families First Single Point of Contact (SPOC) referral team on 01639 686803.