Who does the service support?
YAWN Life offers Day opportunities to people with learning disabilities. The activities we provide are all aimed at using and improving the skills needed to live a happy and fulfilling life. The minimum age is 18.
What can we expect from this service?
Key features of YAWN life include:
- Skills building throught real life activities
- Supported volunteering in the community
- Healthy active lifestyles
- Promotion of confidence, responsibility and appropriate behaviour
- Small sociable groups
- Client centred
- Self funded or paid for with support from social care where qualifying
- Additional days available in college holidays/shut downs.
We work closely with the parents and carers of clients that attend. Being a carer of someone with a learning disability can be challenging, particularly at times of transition. We can help with guidance and support, planning for the future and accepting change as everyone grows older and responsibilities in life change.
How do you get involvement from the service/who can refer/request involvement?
All clients access this service through their direct payment and clients pay for a day care service through funding from Luton Borough Council.
It therefore means that you would therefore need to be assessed by social workers to see if you qualify for care, as it would have to be social care approved. Once you qualify, you can choose to come to us.
What happens after the service has been involved?
If you require assistance with any skills, the service may undertake programmes with you to assist you.
We also come up with a timetable approved by parents and social workers which would thereafter need to be implemented. This timetable is reviewed annually with a social worker.
What can parents do if they are not eligible for the service or don't feel they can refer to this service?
Depending on spaces, you can self fund for this service.
Who to contact
Where to go
YAWN Life cic
1 - 13 Chobham Street
- LU1 3BS
Last updated 10/11/2022