Thank you to everyone who attended the ‘Next Steps’ Transition Event we sponsored on Tuesday night at The Social Care Exchange. As the first event, it proved an insightful evening with a wide range of exhibition stands and workshops.
Covering social care topics including housing, day support, respite, education, advocacy and family support, the exhibitors provided valuable information about their services for the parents who attended.
If you didn’t get chance to speak to all the exhibitors, please see a list of the providers and their contact details below.
Adults Supporting Adults (ASA) provides support for people over the age of 18 years who wish to remain part of their chosen community. Resources include shared lives (extended stay), day time provision, respite and a day service based in Grantham.
Contact: Steve Johnson
Tel: 01529 416 270
Anthony Collins Solicitors is a specialist law firm with a clear purpose – to “improve lives, communities and society”. For over 40 years they have been successfully combining market–leading legal expertise with a commitment to excellence and long-term relationships. They specialise in advising social care providers nationally, both in the commercial and not-for-profit sectors.
Contact: Sarah Knight
Tel: 0121 200 3242
Autism Care UK is a leading provider of specialist support for people with autism, learning disabilities and associated complex needs. For over 20 years, Autism Care has developed expertise in delivering support pathways that focus on individual outcomes and independence. They work with individuals, their families and other professionals to develop support plans that are person-centred, unique to each person, adaptable and portable. This enables them to regularly review and change an individual’s support package and ultimately be in control of their own life.
Contact: Pete Wakelin
Tel: 01526 322444
Circles of Support is a free service available to anyone that has learning disabilities or autism. Everyone has dreams and there is always a way around the challenges. Circles of Support work with individuals, at home or school – wherever the feel most comfortable with their family, friends and carers. They work on person-centred plans to look at what’s working or not working and find the services available in their area to help shape the individual’s future ambitions.
Contact: Samantha Leggatt
Contact: Emma Rogers
Communication Specialist College provide individualised programmes of study in vocational areas are delivered in real work environments. They have a multi-disciplinary approach with on–site therapists and specialist staff for students to develop social and independence skills in college and the community.
Contact: Sharon Rhodes
Tel: 01302 368700
Diversity Adult Support Services mission is to provide quality-based day opportunities for adults with learning disabilities. They provide tailored individual services, focusing on personal abilities, independence, life skills and choice.
Contact: Charmian Mealor
Tel : 01522 244960
Focus Ability Support and Care Services support people with Learning Disabilities and or Physical Disabilities to learn new skills and reach their goals. Personalisation is at the centre of everything they offer, including; Day Opportunities, Domiciliary Care, Community Supported Living, Respite and Supported Holidays.
Contact: Trevor Wood/ Coryn Lowe
Tel: 01673 844423
Glasshouse Farm Centre is a safe, friendly rural setting, with dedicated buildings, experienced and qualified staff who provide day activities and training for adults with disabilities in Lincolnshire.
Contact: Lynne Newton and Liam Chilvers
Tel: 01526 869018
Home From Home Care was created by parents to make the difference; Home from Home Care provides specialist residential care for adults (17+) with complex needs. These include Autism, Epilepsy, Cerebral Palsy, PMLD, Sensory Impairment and other associated health and mental health issues, supporting individuals to lead active and fulfilled lives.
Tel: 01479 676724
JD Pro Development provides multi-sports for disabilities across Lincolnshire working with a variety of disabilities. ‘Aspire’ a day provision opens Mon – Sat enabling individuals to access the community and be independent. They are proud to be the only UK company to provide a sports programme to disabilities as well as a day provision.
Contact: James Wilson
Tel: 01522 705170
Knowing Me Knowing You is a day support service for adults (18+) with learning and physical disabilities in the Lincolnshire area.
Contact: Karen Flowers
Linkage College’s emphasis is on finding the right mix of life skills and study for individuals. Their specialists will support and develop independence in a caring and nurturing environment to deliver the most appropriate learning experience.
Contact: Sarah Broughen
Tel: 01472 372381
Lincolnshire County Council provide information and advice to families of young people in transition and preparing for adulthood. They work in partnership with schools, colleges, further education providers, adult care, health and other service providers offering support in transitions to adulthood.
Contact: Elita Cozens
Portland College is an independent specialist college for young people with disabilities aged 16 to 25. The college offers education from pre-entry level through to levels 2 or 3. Multi-disciplinary support is provided as well as respite and independent living on their woodland campus in Mansfield, Nottingham.
Contact: Sophie Kear
Tel: 01623 499114
Say Hello is a new charity that aims to provide services for people in isolation. This could be the disabled, or those who do not fit in with those around them or be looked on as different, resulting in feeling left out and alone. Say Hello will host a variety of events aimed at being accessible to all – including fun runs, cinema showings and coffee mornings. These events aim to remove any prejudice, and be welcoming and encourage integration, or reintegration, with society.
Contact: Amelia Mochan
Tel: 07803 629719
Total Voice delivers free, independent and confidential advocacy. Advocacy can be vital for people who cannot speak up for themselves, or people who feel that they do not have the power to do so. They provide advocates that are training in the Mental Health Act, Care Act, Mental Capacity act and all appropriate Safeguarding Regulations.
Contact: Patryk Kosmala
Tel: 01529 400479
The Thomas Centre is an outstanding Holiday Park for children with Autism and related conditions and for young people and adults in supported living or residential care, with their families or carers.
Contact: Jan Crean
Tel: 01507 363463