Saturday Club is a short breaks service designed for young people with more complex or severe learning disabilities who require a higher level of support.
The Club runs fortnightly (term time only) and provides opportunities for young people aged from 9 to 18 years to spend time with their peers; allowing their family to take a break from their usual caring responsibilities.
The young people participate in meaningful activities with the assistance of a one-to-one support worker, to promote independence and social skills.
There are a variety of activities to take part in onsite, as well as trips into the community for swimming, bowling, adventure playground etc.
Each session runs from 10am to 4pm.
From September 2018 – Sessions will cost £35 for all Luton families.
For families living outside of Luton sessions cost £90.
Sessions must be pre-booked and paid for in advance .
Please be aware that new dates for Saturday Club will be available to book from 10am on the 25th of each month (or the nearest working day after this date).
If you do need to book your place directly with the team at FUN HQ then please note that Emails and telephone calls will only be accepted after 10am on 25th of each month. This is to ensure that we have a fair booking policy for all our families.
Before attending, each young person will be assessed to determine what the appropriate level of support is for them at the club. Please contact our Short Breaks Coordinator Nazma Miah on: 01582 420 800
Full terms and conditions for Saturday club services can be found here
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Central Bedfordshire Families:
Families United Network have been offering our Saturday Club service to Central Bedfordshire families at a heavily subsidised rate since May 2015 without any funding support from Central Bedfordshire Council for this service. It is still unclear as to what funding, if any, Families United Network will be receiving from the Council for its services in 2017/18. Because of this uncertainty, it will no longer be possible to go on offering our Saturday Club service to Central Bedfordshire families at the subsidised rate of £20 beyond March 2017.
To continue to offer the Saturday Club to Central Bedfordshire families from 1st April 2017, FUN will need to charge a sessional fee much nearer to the true cost of running the club. Because of this increase in cost, the reality is that most families will now only be able to access this service if they have met the Council’s short break eligibility criteria and are having their child’s place funded by the Council. From the 1st April 2017 families living within Central Bedfordshire will pay £90 per child, per session for the Saturday Club.
Families United Network did not come to this decision easily and we are anxious that as many families as possible are able to get the help that they need to access the club. If your child has already been assessed as meeting the Council’s short breaks criteria, then we would encourage you to contact your social worker to discuss how your child might be able to access the Saturday Club at the new higher fee.
If your child does not have a social worker, or has not had an assessment for short break services, you will need to contact the Children with Disabilities Team on 0300 300 8314 or email email@example.com, to request an assessment. If your child meets the Council’s eligibility criteria, you can then discuss funding for the Saturday Club with your social worker.
For Saturday Club dates and offsite activity details please see below:
21st July 2018 – Fully Booked – Climbing Wall at Tokko Youth Centre
8th September 2018 – Fully Booked – Visit to Stockwood Discovery centre and picnic
22nd September 2018 – Fully Booked – Visit to Bird of Prey Centre
6th October 2018
20th October 2018
3rd November 2018
17th November 2018
1st December 2018
15th December 2018
5th January 2019
19th January 2019
2nd February 2019
23rd February 2019
2nd March 2019
16th March 2019
30th March 2019
* Places do sometimes become available, please check our website regularly for updates!
For more information please contact our Short Breaks Coordinator Nazma Miah on: 01582 420 800.