Flexible Futures

Flexible Futures

Flexible Futures

Sense College Loughborough has a long history of delivering high quality support to people with a range of disabilities through our Adult Social Care service, Flexible Futures.

Flexible Futures is designed to support young people who are on a Further Education programme at Sense College Loughborough, providing opportunities to further develop their new skills on their non education days. Under normal circumstances, when an education programme ends, so will the Flexible Futures programme .
We work together with you, your family and your support worker to ensure that you develop your independence and prepare for your next step after college.

Our person centred service is individually tailored to suit your needs, interests and aspirations. We'll offer you a programme of meaningful activities to apply and develop everyday living and social skills in a fun and friendly environment.

By listening to you, as an individual and within your social group, we are able to offer you the opportunity to:

• Develop your independent living skills, including budgeting awareness and travel training.
• Increase your fitness and wellbeing by accessing swimming, a sport session, dancing or yoga.
• Enhance your social skills while out and about in the community with your friends.
• Get creative in our arts & crafts sessions, making decorations for upcoming celebrations and festivities.

There are so many options you just need to make your choice!

Needs we support

Our adapted facilities and specialist resources mean we can support adults with a range of disabilities, including:

• Learning difficulties and disabilities
• Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
• Vision impairment
• Physical disabilities
• Communication difficulties
• Hearing impairments
• Additional healthcare needs, such as epilepsy
• Additional social, emotional and wellbeing support needs

Who can access Flexible Futures?

Flexible Futures is for young people who study on a Further Education programme at Sense College Loughborough. The purpose of the service is to compliment your education programme , and help you prepare to transition out of college.

As individual education programmes come to an end, the college Transition team will work closely with students and their families to identify the correct post college provision and support effective transition.

Funding the programme

Flexible Futures can be funded by Adult Social Care budgets, Continuing Health Care, Personal Care budgets, including direct payments or self funding.

You will need to talk to your social worker if you would like more information about the funding available to you.

Other opportunities may be available. Please contact Flexible Futures Coordinator, Sharon Smith, for more information: [email protected]