Making a difference in the lives of young people
Based in Southampton and with 7 years of experience, the Sportfit team are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of young people with learning disabilities and unique situations, as well as their families.
We offer high-end support to 16-19 year old young people, alongside an independent living step down programme for post 18 individuals.
We work with young people with developmental delays, backgrounds in abuse and those with family relationship breakdowns. We work with social services and local authorities, as well as the young people themselves, to provide an environment in which our service users can flourish.
We offer bespoke plans for each of our service users to ensure that their plans are tailor made to suit their needs. An initial assessment will be carried out on each service user to determine their needs and the ways in which we can help.
Training and development
"Staff are expected to undertake Skills for Care in a very comprehensive three-day induction which includes; workers role and responsibilities, Person centered support, Effective communication, Information handling, Safeguarding, Health and Safety, Risk assessment management, Stress, Lone working, Fire safety, Food hygiene etc.
This is followed by shadowing a manager and more experienced staff. In addition,specialized training includes; Autism and challenging behavior awareness, Child Sexual Exploitation awareness, Positive behavior support, and Restraint (‘Team Teach’) etc.
Training is now delivered by an in-house trainer; we have seen a very comprehensive training matrix for all staff, including management. This is amongst the best seen from any Semi-Independent provider."
From our blog
Sportfit Support Services Ltd. is delighted to announce that its superb respite care house in Bournemouth is now open, providing both planned and emergency respite care for over 16’s with additional needs. Sportfit’s Operations Manager, Danielle Piller says “This new addition to our growing service portfolio, provides the perfect setting for a stable and enjoyable … Continue reading New Respite Care House for Over 16’s With Learning Difficulties
As an organisation, we heavily invest our time and efforts into the young people we support. We do an invaluable job daily of mentoring and guiding these young individuals through often very challenging situations. Care First! It’s of utmost importance to us that our Employee’s feel equally as supported and therefore, we have … Continue reading New Employee Well-being Service for all staff!
Sportfit Shortbreak Care is proud to announce that we have been approved as a registered centre and provider of a wide range of gateway qualifications from entry 1 to level 2. These gateway qualifications are designed to allow us to create an education framework that helps to instil confidence and knowledge in the young people we work … Continue reading Gateway Qualifications from Sportfit!