The following is intended to provide guidance for professionals
Introduction to Sailship Training and Learning for Life
Situated in the centre of Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, Sailship Training and Learning for Life (Sailship TLL) is a Charity offering Work Skills Training/Vocational Enterprise and Social/Therapeutic/life skills provisions. (Registered Charity number: 1174081)
Sailship TLL caters for learning disabled adults and/or adults who have a mental health support need, aged 18+ who wish to develop work skills and life skills, towards further training, employment or volunteering - and for others, affords opportunity for social interaction and psychological health improvements through its social and therapeutic provisions.
**Sailship is now offering ongoing support, in collaboration with Essex Police Missing Persons Liaison Team, for elderly people with dementia and their families/support/carers.**
The project offers two streams of opportunity:
Vocational Learning to include: Horticultural Training, Cottage Industry Crafts Skills Training, Kitchen Crafts Skills and Retail Distribution, via the running of vocational enterprises dedicated to creating quality items for sale to the community and via online retail, to the public at large, with the opportunity to follow an ASDAN Employability Accredited Course, supported by trained Learning Supports and qualified Tutors who offer a wealth of experience.
Social and Therapeutic Activities to include: Participation in crafting activities and Kitchen Crafts and in particular, Horticulture- following the ‘Thrive’ Quality Assurance Scheme, (www.thrive.org.uk) offering positive outcomes for learning enhancement, psychological health, social interaction/communication and social inclusion and supported by trained Learning Supports and qualified Tutors.
Sailship’s overall purpose is to enable adults (18yrs+) with a learning disability, or mental health support need and young people with SEND (Special Educational Needs Disabilities) to achieve and maintain their potential in relation to physical, intellectual and emotional wellbeing. The overall direction is based on offering people the opportunity to use personal qualities and abilities to make a valued contribution. In particular, for some, the choice to pursue job and career paths – paid or unpaid/voluntary, that match individual interests and skills, following appropriate work skills training and career guidance. Alternatively, the return to employment, for those in recovery. For those with complex physical/severe learning disabilities/mental health support needs, Sailship offers vocational enterprise and/or social and therapeutic provision, where they can enjoy meaningful work based, or therapeutic activities, both in the Enterprise Centres and in the local community.
INITIAL ASSESSMENT AND PATHWAYS
A two way process and a crucial part of the learning journey
establish starting point
discuss goals and aims
discuss support needs
INDUCTION ASSESSMENT - 4 WEEKS from onset
Formative assessment takes place during Induction to ensure desired pathway is the most appropriate option.
On completion of Induction:
Discussion agreeing aims and goals are still the same.
Consider options available.
Ensure options at onset remain valid.
Commence relevant course.
VOCATIONAL LEARNING/WORK SKILLS - TRAINING TOWARDS ACCREDITATION
SOCIAL AND THERAPEUTIC PATHWAYS: THERAPEUTIC HORTICULTURE/CRAFTS
PROGRAMME FEES AS OF AUGUST 2023
(4:1) = 4 Trainees to 1 Support Staff
(1:1) = 1 Trainee to 1 Support Staff
Please note that the above costs are indicative, and that bespoke packages can be arranged for individuals requiring higher level support.