Achieving Aspirations overnight breaks taster sessions
Published: 28th February 2019
Did you know there are a number of themed overnight breaks available via AU? These breaks aim to give your child a chance to spend time having fun away with friends, whilst also giving you as parent carers and your family a break.
AU provider Achieving Aspirations deliver overnight breaks throughout the year from the Felixstowe Ferry Centre. They are themed around children and young people's interests, such as superheroes, and seasonal events, recently including the Chinese New Year.
These are well-establish and popular breaks, but we do understand that some parents and carers are worried about letting their child stay out overnight for various reasons, so we are looking at the possibility of developing free overnight taster sessions with Achieving Aspirations.
These would take place for one or two nights and would still offer fun activities but would have higher care support levels and would be for a smaller group of 3 to 4 children and young people to offer you assurance that your child would be will cared for and supervised.
The providers will then feedback directly to you as to how your child got on and if they feel they would suit themed overnight breaks.
Support and cost
Achieving Aspirations have a vast amount of experience and expertise in providing activities and care to individuals with learning disabilities, particularly to those who have complex support needs and require a bespoke and specialist support.
Staff are very experienced and take care to meet all of your child’s needs, and during standard breaks one-to-one support remains available (discussed when you book).
Usually, the cost is £145 for a two night break. You get a chance to meet the provider and visit the location before the break takes place for familiarity and to give you peace of mind.
This is an idea that we are currently developing with Achieving Aspirations, so we'd really appreciate you registering interest if it is something you'd like to try out. Once we know what level of interest there is, we can plan and then contact families with further information.
Please be aware that there is nothing to stop you booking on Achieving Aspirations overnight breaks without a taster session, we are just exploring this option for families who have reservations.