Afterschool and Youth Clubs
Southwark has a good selection of youth clubs and organised activities for the afterschool and the holiday period. Most are fully accessible but in this section you will also find information on services that offer specialist provision.
Southwark's Play Service offers a free, exclusive session for children with autism or a learning disability and their parent/carers at Peckham Rye Park Adventure Playground on Sundays 11am-2pm (term time only).
• ‘Mixables’ youth club
• Holiday Trips
• The Connect 2 Befriending scheme for 14-18 year olds
Disabled Young People or those with Special Educational Needs aged 12-18, living in Southwark.
Young people must be registered disabled or have a special educational needs statement and ideally have a designated social worker.
Our building is fully wheelchair accessible, our staff are all experienced in working with disabled young people and we have achieved the ‘Inclusive and Active 2’ standard mark as an organisation.
We provide a minibus pick up from Spa school to Mixables club and can provide lifts home (to homes in Southwark) if young people can’t be picked up or travel home independently.
• Mixables Club at the Salmon Youth Centre every term time Friday 3.30-5.30pm.
• Day and residential trips during the school holidays which must be booked in advance.
• Connect 2 Befriending scheme – an adult volunteer will meet up with a young person every fortnight to go out and do fun things as well as learn independence skills.
By being referred by your social worker / teacher or health professional.
The service is funded by Southwark Council
• Mixables club – 50p a session
• Day trips – usually around £10
• Residential trips (4/5 days) usually around £70
• Connect 2 Befriending - free
The Salmon Youth Centre in Bermondsey recognises and accepts it responsibility as set out in the Data Protection Act 1998 and sub-legislation contained therein. The Centre, as a Data Controller, will take all reasonable steps to meet this responsibility and to promote good practice in the handling and use of personal information. In particular the Centre will comply with the Data Protection Principles set out in the 1998 Act.
If young people share confidential information about themselves with us we do not pass this on to outside bodies unless we are concerned that there young person is at risk of harm – in which case we may share information with social services and / or the police.
The Salmon Youth Centre in Bermondsey although partially funded by Southwark council and numerous other donors is an independent Charity and Company limited by guarantee. We are over seen by a board of trustees who hold us to our mission statement which is ‘To inspire young people to realise their potential, to contribute positively to the communities in which they live and to discover meaning and direction for their lives.’ Therefore you can be assured that we will always work with the good of the young people and families as our highest priority.
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The Salmon Youth Centre, 43 Old Jamaica Rd, London, SE16 4TE
For more information please contact: Miranda Haslem on 020 7232 5301 or 07945 859051 or call Salmon Youth Centre on: 020 7237 3788
Afterschool clubs on Tuesdays and Thursdays (free) in Southwark and a holiday scheme (paid), for 11-18 year-olds with moderate/severe disability.
The criteria to access this services is:
Autism Spectrum Conditions
Additional and complex health needs
Those with challenging behaviour who may find it difficult to access other scheme
The building is fully accessible, with changing facilities. Staff are experienced at using Makaton, and have had a variety of training to make the service accessible to all. We are able to offer transport when assessed as needed.
An opportunity to socialise, to experience new things, to build on existing skills or simply have fun! We offer a range of activities that are planned on a 6-weekly basis with full input from all of the young people. We encourage healthy eating/cooking skills, participation in discussion groups, and regularly access community facilities. Past activities have included music sessions, bowling, cinema, travel training, BBQs, cook and eat sessions, cultural trips to museums, outdoor photography, sensory play, karaoke, and trips to the seaside.
For more information or to access this service please contact/ask your social worker to make a referral to:
Telephone: 07772 680985
The service is funded by Southwark Council
It may be appropriate to contact other professionals that are involved in your life to ensure that we provide support that is consistent with what you already receive. We also have a duty to report safeguarding issues.
The team spend a lot of the day out of the office. Please leave a message or email and someone will get back to you as soon as we can.
All Aboard Club runs inclusive play sessions for autistic and ADHD children, where they can build and play with our huge train sets in a safe and understanding environment. All Aboard Club is run by experts with lived and professional of autism and ADHD, so we understand the children and how to provide a suitable environment to allow them to play together and develop their social and communication skills.
All Aboard Club runs play sessions at a number of venues across London.
No formal diagnosis or referral is required, please see our website for details and to book tickets to attend a session: https://www.allaboardclub.com/play-sessions/
Tickets are on sale on our website at the above link. Parents/carers get in to our event free. Prices vary depending on the venue and event. We offer discounts for families with unwaged parents.
Phone: 07948 407343