Our Transitions daytime hub in West Croydon is open to any adult with a diagnosis of autism or Asperger syndrome who lives in Kent, Surrey and London.
We offer a wide range of groups, classes and activities outside the home that help people to develop their interests and their life skills in a meaningful way.
Activities take place both in our centre and in the wider community and we tailor our programmes to reflect individuals’ interests and needs.
Activities are designed to be both stimulating and improve life skills and increase communication skills and independence. Throughout the year, we run many community based activities which include trips to take part in sporting, leisure and cultural pastimes from trampolining to horse-riding and shopping.
A typical day at Transitions may include a one to one session with a professional, taking a class which leads to an accredited qualification and participating in a group activity outside the centre, in the community, such as shopping, or visiting the local leisure centre.
Leisure and learning activities
Our day services offer a range of leisure, educational, and vocational activities which may be based in our centres or in the community. We deliver our programmes in structured environments ideal for adults with autism. Each person can choose specific sessions or attend on specific days.
Below are some examples of the activities we can offer – there are many more, and we are always open to new ideas.
Everyone who uses our day services uses SPELL and TEACCH. These approaches provide essential structure and a means of clear communication designed to support people with autism. We also support other forms of communication such as Social StoriesTM, Makaton® and PECS.
The activities and support we offer
At our centres:
- Accredited programmes such as ASDAN and Learn Direct (in numeracy, literacy and life skills)
- Dance, drama, reflexology and art
- Communication sessions
- Personal support time with a psychologist
- Job skills
- Health and wellbeing
- Speaking up for yourself workshops
In the community:
- Ten-pin bowling
- Further education in local colleges
- Eating out
- Travel training
We want every adult we support to have the opportunity to grow and thrive, so we put them at the centre of our planning process. Everyone who uses our service uses SPELL and TEACHH approaches which provide structure and clear communication.
We work closely with people to create an individual plan and put it into practice: through our knowledge and experience we enable people to communicate effectively and to express their wishes. We also ensure that family, carers, friends and staff are full partners in the planning process.
Every member of staff is trained to support people with autism, and continues to expand their knowledge throughout their career. We staff each activity according to each person’s needs.
How to pay for this service
Support through our daytime hubs is funded by your local authority, either directly or through personal budgets allocated to you. Find out more about personal budgets here, or about our referral process here.
Croydon Service at Coney Hall does not offer a drop-in service. Booked visits arranged with the manager are welcomed throughout the year. How to find us.
How to access our support
There are several ways you can pay for support through our daytime hubs. For more information, visit our benefits and care page.