Destination 2 is a inreach support centre currently operating 2 days per week, for young people aged 18-25 with Autism. The day centre runs with a ratio of 5:1 and an initial settlement period from key-worker.
Once the young person feels comfortable and able to actively participate at this level within the programme, the young person will be actively encouraged to access activities and support programmes delivered within Destination 2.
The importance of accessing services within Destination 2 provides an opportunity for the young person to access;
- A range of timetabled activities including, but not limited to; arts & crafts, board games, card games (Pokémon, Magic: The Gathering), console /pc gaming, etc.
- Opportunity to meet likeminded young autistic people
- Develop social skills and meet new friends
- Begin to enjoy time spent outside of the house and have a meaningful reason to leave their home.
- Access timetabled support and self-management sessions including money management sessions, wellbeing support, etc.
- Opportunity to access support and advice from external professionals and organisations, i.e., advisors from the Job Centre & Citizens Advice Bureau.
- A partnership approach of support between Synolos and home, sharing successful strategies and ensuring these approaches are consistent across the board.
Other benefits of accessing the centre may include;
- A meaningful reason to get up in the morning and may help promote a better sleep routine
- A meaningful reason to leave the family home
- A meaningful reason to take pride in self-appearance & hygiene
- Improvement in mental health and well-being
- Improved self-worth and a greater sense of belonging
- Access to the county’s first holistic and bespoke transition service for 18 – 30-year-olds devoted to only autistic young people in transition from childhood services to adulthood
- Access to a broader range of likeminded peers, offering a greater expansion of local friends created in a safe ‘autism friendly’ environment