Summer residential 2016 (Specialist Inclusion Project)

What is the summer residential?Blog post

A chance for children and young people with a diagnosed disability aged from eight to 18 to go and stay away from home for 4 nights/5 days with the Specialist Inclusion Project (SIP).

Where is it?

The Summer Camp will be held at the William Henry Smith School in Brighouse. The site is 10 minutes from Brighouse centre.

What facilities does it have?

Facilities include individual bedrooms, lounge areas with TV’s and pool tables, a huge sports hall, cinema room as well as outdoor facilities which include an adventure playground, go-karting track and a mini farm.

Young people will be split into one of the six ‘houses’ on-site and will be matched by a variety of things including gender and age. Each house contains individual bedrooms with wash basins, kitchen, dining room, lounge area and chill out area. Each house can hold around 12 young people.

What support is available?

The team can cater for most medical needs including medication and gastrostomy with the exceptions of overnight oxygen aids. The team can also support young people with all aspects of personal care.

The staffing ratio is in line with short breaks services of one staff member to three young people, however we may be able to support higher staffing levels if requested.

As this may be the first time young people will have stayed away for this amount of time, the team will encourage young people to learn skills for staying away from home including personal hygiene, time management, confidence, trying new activities and getting used to a new routine. The team want to support young people throughout this process and offer young people the option of calling home and having their own personal time.

When will it take place?

The Summer Camp will run over 3 weeks with young people having the option of one or more of the weeks:

Week 1: 8 August to 12 August

Week 2: 15 August – 19 August

Week 3: 22 August – 26 August

Young people will be with on the residential for 4 nights/5 days and parents will be asked to drop their son or daughter off on the Monday and pick them back up on the Friday.

What activities will there be?

The Summer Camp has a full activity programme in place which also gives young people a choice over what activities they do in each activity slot.

These activities include:

  • arts and crafts / jewellery making / Lego / sewing / textiles
  • baking / cooking
  •  film nights / toys / games
  •  computers / Minecraft / games console
    dance / disco/party / drama
  • exercise / sports / outdoor play / pool table / trips out
  •  farm animals /nature trails
  • sensory room

How much does it cost?

The cost will be £300 per person for 4 nights/5 days. This works out at around 98 hours of care at around £3 per hour. There is a new online system where you can also split the costs into affordable payments and keep track of your total balance. The pricing is in line with mainstream summer camps.

How can I book a place?
To register interest in the summer residential or any other activity by the Specialist Inclusion Project visit and click on the ‘register interest’ button at the bottom of the page.  Alternatively contact the Specialist Inclusion Project on 01274 438744 or email



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