Sutton 12-18’s (SMILE)

Springboard’s Sutton 12-18 group provides support to disabled young people through sessions, activities, trips and breaks that give independence, new opportunities and social interaction equal to that of their non-disabled peers.

The group also gives parents and carers a break from their caring role, as well as give them the comfort that their child is getting social opportunities with the support they need.

Sessions focus around developing disabled young people’s friendships and social networks, interactions, learning life skills and building independence by supporting them to take part in a variety of enjoyable, recreational and social activities in an inclusive environment which increases their self-esteem, confidence and social skills as well as encouraging physical exercise, improving motor skills and introducing new opportunities.

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Sessions run all year round, both during the school term and school holidays. Activities are tailored to ages and abilities and include sessions in house, in the local community and where possible trips further afield. Sessions include movie nights, games, arts and crafts, cooking as well as going to places of leisure such as the cinema, restaurants, bowling, leisure centres and local parks.

We aim to ensure that everyone has fair and equal access to our sessions so that as many families and young people are able to access the sessions as possible.

You can access Springboard’s Sutton 12-18’s via referral from the London Borough of Sutton – Disabled Children’s Service.  For more information contact your social worker, Key Worker or the Short Breaks Team on 020 8770 4690.  Parents can also use direct payments to access the group and sessions.

After referral, Springboard meet the young person and their parents/carers to identify appropriate sessions and level of support required.

Sutton 12-18s Membership

Family Annual Membership £25.00 per year
Sutton 12-18s Session Cost  Variable depending on activity

For further information, please contact us:

01403 218888