Beckly Centre: Beckly Playscheme, Youth Club and Weekend Social and Inclusive Activities
Services and organisations that have the Local Offer flash have filled out inclusion information, meaning that they meet the needs of people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
Programme of activities during school holiday playschemes and at weekends throughout the year offering opportunities for disabled children and young people to participate in play and social activities, benefit from being included and have fun during their leisure time.
Sessions have a good mix of activities for children and young people to engage in small friendship groups, encouraging interaction socially as well as opportunities to learn and practice esential life skills all in a caring and supportive environment at the Beckly Centre Plymouth and in the wider community.
The Beckly programme at the same time provides respite time for families and carers as children and young people should be able to participate in activities supported by workers at Beckly, so parents / carers do not always have to accompany their child.
A session fee is payable Spaces may also be available for siblings
Who to contact
Where to go
- The Beckly Centre
- PL9 9DF
The Beckly Centre is situated in Plymstock adjacant to Radford Woods, close to Mount Batten and convenient to Plymouth City Centre. It is a single storey building in a natural park land environment which is accessible and friendly. Consisting of two large airy and bright play halls with a wide range of play equipment including a ball pool and soft ball, dedicated multi function sensory area. We have lots of games, as well as resources for arts crafts and life skills such as cooking in our large domestic styled kitchen
There is parking close to the building and the bus stop for the First no2 service is 50m away.
An accessible changing room is available with hoisting, and personal care can be undertaken by Beckly staff.
Time / date details
- When is it on?
- Weekdays during the school holidays, evenings and weekends throughout the year
- Session information
Day sessions 10:30 to 15:30
Half day sessions either am or pm 2.5 hours
evening 2 to 2.5 hours 7pm to 9pm
- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost Type variable costing please contact for details reductions for siblings / half sessions Per Day £32.50 for self funded other charges for Referral places Per Session
- £32.50 per day, (discount for siblings /advance payment required) this is a subsidised rate for families paying from own resources different rates apply for Local Authority placements
£17.50 per half day (discount available for siblings / advance payment required)
evening sessions between £3 and £5
one to one support available at addtional cost different rates apply for Local Authority Placements
- Do you offer a free or reduced rate to carers?
- Please enter details including what proof is required for the free or reduced rate
- Rates above are subsidised already for families funding from own resources separate rates apply for Local Authority Placements Children with specific needs who need additional support can attend with their own enabler or Beckly may provide an enabler from our Bank Staff at an additional standard charge per session
- Age ranges
- From 6 years to 25 years
- Referral required
- Referral details
Beckly offers open access to the sessions which operate regularly at weekends throughout the year with additional weekday sessions in all school holidays
A wide range of additional or special requirements can be catered for and families should contact the Beckly Office on 484433 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss.
Families can book sessions as and when required, as many or as few as needed from the days offered, and full details together with an activities programme can be obtained by contacting the Beckly Office - ideal for those planning a day out in Plymouth.
There is a session charge per child per day which must be paid in advance in full on booking.
Where session charges are funded by other agencies then direct invoicing is available.
Families/carers must complete a detailed registration form before attendance and visits are welcomed in advance to ensure the welfare and wellbeing of the child / young person. Where there are complex / specific additional support needs then one-to-one dedicated workers can be provided at an additional daily charge, contact the Beckly Office to discuss.
- How we make our service inclusive
the premises are accessible with a dedicated changing room with changing table and mobile hoist
Beckly offers open access to our activities and sessions so that families can contact us direct, discuss individual requirements and visit to ensure suitability. Where necessar training will be obtained to cover specific needs. Most medication can be administered subject to protocols which would be discussed with families and personal care can be provided along with services such as assisting with feeding .
Individual requirements are discussed with families on registration and visits are welcome to familiarise children and their families with Beckly Services.
One to one support available (at an additional charge) to accommodate individual requirements including tube feed / midazlam etc
- Staff SEND experience
At Beckly we have experience of working with children and young people with a broad spectrum of conditions and specific needs and will work with families to ensure correct practices and procedures are being followed or to obtain appropraite named training.
Detailed registration information is taken from families prior to childr/ young person first attending and necessary procedures put in place to support participation.
- How our service supports providers / schools / colleges
The services at Beckly operate out of school hours and provide children and young people with entertainment, company and stimulation at times when otherwise they might feel isolated.
Where possible we work with schools to follow through management plans, carry on familiar patterns of working with the child/ young person, whilst allow them time and space to develop social skills, engage in informal learning opportunities and practice their personal skills in a supportive and non judgemental envrionment.
- Support at key transition points
Beckly provides children and young people with reliable and regular opportunities to engage in social and play activities in their leisure time that offers them chances to meet others outside of their family or school environment, challenge themselves to join in a mixed of activities in social peer groupings, learn, practice and accquire new life skills which improve personal development, confidence and esteem.
Whilst focusing on informal learning opportunities we regularly encourage participation in life skills such as shopping for, preparing and cooking food, trips out using local buses, visits to local community venues and events alongside centre based activities such as arts and crafts and making full use of all of the resources at Beckly such as our dedicated sensory area and soft play equipment.
The variety of activities on offer encourages children and young people to look outside of their personal experience and challenges them to move outside of their comfort zone in the knowledge, both for them and their families/ carers, that they are in a safe, secure and familiar place with workers who understand and support them.
In periods of change the services at Beckly provides children and young people with a consistent point of reference, with familiar faces and place, where they are able to feel welcome, cared for and supported appropriately.
- Other local or national support
As part of the Routways organisation in Plymouth we support families with the provision of information through the Family Information Service, offer welfare and benefit advise and are partners in the Advise Plymouth Service
The organisation is also member of a number of local and national organisation with access to information and support for referrals through them
- Resolving disagreements, mediation and making complaints
Day to day issues are dealt with in face to face discussion with parents/ carers as and when needed
We have a robust complaints procedure with out parent organisation Routeways including support from a designated Safeguarding Officer and any investigation coordinated by a member of the senior managment with referral to the Management Board
Last updated: 13/07/2018