Hutton Care Partnership

Supporting Progess Realising Potential

   Sep 09

Activities

Group Activities

We offer a minimum of two group activities organised and risk assessed by a full-time member of our staff team, carried out on ratios of no more than four young people to each member of our staff team.

Each activity is fully Risk Assessed in conjunction with both our Risk Assessment System and the individual Risk Assessments of each Housemate taking part.

All activities are planned in consultation with our Housemates, usually at their weekly or fortnightly Housemate’s Meetings.

These weekly activities are complemented by a large activity open to all Projects every three months, the most recent of which involved a day quad-biking, 4×4 driving and team building.  HCP’s chalet on the East Coast is used for respite and short breaks.  HCP recently purchased its own 17 seat minibus which will greatly enhance our capability to plan activities at short notice.

One to One Activities

Due to the individualised nature of the Support Plan, and the premium placed on an appreciation of the individual as an individual by HCP, and in keeping with our policy of sanction and reward, we tailor make incentives for progress around the particular interests of each of our young people.  For example, a member of the staff team recently accompanied one of our young people on a day to watch his favourite football team play in London as a reward for exceptional progress.

A Healthy Option

We at HCP promote a healthy lifestyle in a non-smoking, drug and drink free environment which includes the provision of free access to the Virgin Active Gym, with over 200 fitness classes per week, and members of the staff team to accompany young people on visits.

In addition to having established links to various sporting clubs including football, boxing and karate, we actively promote healthy eating via supervised shopping trips, Health Education Key Working Sessions within the Life Skills Programme, and the recent addition of a member of staff with a physical training background. Furthermore, the Virgin Active Gym provides nutritional support and advice sessions which HCP will fund.

All of our young people are registered with the doctor’s, dentist and optician and are supported by staff team members in attending and making appointments at these or other health care providers.