After school club………...

A fun opportunity for children and young people with a disability and/or developmental difficulty to get together and take part in a variety of new activities. The club offers activities in a stimulating environment which encourages learning and development in a fun and exciting way.

Sessions

Day: Mondays & Tuesdays

Time: 4pm-5.30pm (Monday) & 4pm-6pm (Tuesday)

Ages: Ages 5-11 (Monday) & Ages 12-15 (Tuesday)

Cost: £5 per session

 

 

Independent Living Skills…………

Supports young people with a disability and/or developmental difficulty with their transition into adulthood. The club provides an opportunity to learn and develop new skills such as communication, cooking, cleaning, managing finances, confidence, working as a team etc.

Sessions

Day: Wednesdays

Time: 5.30pm-7.30pm

Ages: 14-17

Cost: £5 per session

 

 

Youth Club…………

Youth club provides young people with the opportunity to have fun and socialise with others in a safe environment. Everyone will have an opportunity to have their say and influence the activities, workshop and projects they take part in.

Sessions

Day: Mondays & Thursdays

Time: 5.30pm-7.30pm

Ages: 12-17

Cost: £5.00 per session

 

 

Sparkle Youth Forum…………

Sparkle Youth Forum is the rebrand of the previous ‘Fast and Furious’ Group. The 12-17 year olds decided that they wanted to change the name and logo of the club, and, working together they created a bright and vibrant logo and a new slogan ‘Together we Shine’ which they were adamant had to be visible in both Welsh and English!

The main aim of the club is to give our Sparkle children and young people a voice. The Youth Forum attend various Sparkle clubs and gather thoughts and suggestions from other children about what they would like to see at the centre, the types of clubs they would like to be involved with or any changes they would like to see introduced.  The group have had various successes including the placing of new teenage appropriate toys in the waiting room, introducing new themes for summer holiday activities, attending the Senedd and meeting Ministers!

This group of young people get the opportunity to present their findings and ideas not only to the Sparkle Board of Trustees but also to the ISCAN South and Serennu Board. This is a brilliant way for their voices to be heard by senior managers within South Gwent and also helps them to build their confidence.

As well as the benefits to the centre and the children and young people Sparkle support, attending Sparkle Youth Forum also provides a great opportunity for the young people to have fun and meet others, whilst being able to share thoughts and ideas about the services they access at the centre.

The forum meets at the Serennu centre every 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6pm. For more information please contact Sparkle on 01633 748093/748092.

Sessions

Day: First Wednesday of the month

Time: 6.00pm-7.00pm

Ages: 12-17

Cost: FREE

 

 

 

 

For more information about any After School Clubs please do not hesitate to contact Abb_sparkleactivities@wales.nhs.uk or telephone 01633 748 093 / 07818 064 636

 
 
 

 


What they say about our youth clubs...

"Niall’s Transition Officer introduced him to the Youth Club run by Sparkle at Serennu Centre. He is keen to go every week, although at first he was very regimented with his time, insisting that I pick him up at 7.20pm. Now he is happy for me to arrive as Youth Club is ending at 7.30pm.

Its great for him to go and have different people around him other than just other autistic children at School and interact with his peers outside of the classroom setting. It’s important he is exposed to different environments and situations with lots of new people with a range of disabilities, as well as staff and volunteers. Just for him to be there in that type of situation is good and necessary for his social development and confidence.

Niall’s speech has improved – especially his vocabulary. He tries to talk more. His confidence has increased and he is definitely more sociable,. Now when he goes to Youth Club he takes some money from his wallet for snacks. This has helped to improve his concept of money and money management.

Youth Club has been so great for Niall…and also for me. It gives us both the opportunity for time away from each other, which is so important for the future”


Elaine, Niall’s Mum