Ambitions is New College Stamford’s onsite provision for young people with learning disabilities. Ambitions can be accessed on days off, during half terms and summer holidays and as positive progression for when your young person’s education pathway has finished.

OPEN TIMES

Ambitions offers a four day service, Monday to Thursday, all year service apart from a Christmas Break.

ACTIVITIES and FACILITIES

Ambitions is delivered from a purpose built area which includes a full accessible kitchen, large day room, multi-sensory and music room, private outdoor area and personal care suit with hoist. Ambitions has its own mini bus for students already on the bus route. We access the community as much as possible.

Ambitions is activity based provision, promoting choice and independence. We are different from other day service providers as our focus is on enjoyable, service user-lead sessions. We like young people to opt into days which suit their individual interests rather than using the service as just a care provider.

COST

A day with Ambitions costs £65 which is payable by direct payments. There is an increased rate for students of higher needs based on our assessment to cover additional staffing. If you should require any advice on accessing Direct Payment, then please contact me.

 

REGULAR ACTIVITIES  

Creative Arts

We are a very creative group at Ambitions. We love to dance and sing and take over the college’s theatre when possible. We perform at local events and make our own music videos and films. We also enjoy crafting and doing things like textiles, water colour lessons, music and woodwork.

Enterprise

Enterprise Skills Ambitions runs four social enterprise businesses for students to get involved in developing their work skills in their familiar environment. All profits are put back into Ambitions for service-user chosen activities.

Sweet Treats Enterprise- Sweet cone making

Sweet Treats Enterprise- Onsite baking sold to college offices

Revitalised Enterprise- Upcycled woodwork projects

Charming Enterprise- Jewellery making, sold at craft fairs.

Events and Fundraising 

Ambitions run themed events throughout the year and love to host their friends and family. Service users are involved with our fundraising through raffles, holding afternoon teas, performing at local events and taking part in sponsored activities. We also like to support local charities to give something back to the community

Community Inclusion

Ambitions service users like to get out and about and have fun with their friends. Our favourite activities are theme parks, bowling, farms, Bounce, museums, sports and having a game of pool at the pub.

Sports and Activities

Ambitions attends local inclusive sports groups for Boccia, adapted cycling, sailing and boxing as well as swimming sessions. We encourage fitness through walking and group games as well as outdoor sports during the summer.

HOW TO BOOK

Contact: Sally Mitchell
T: 01780 484 300 EXT (393)
E: sally.mitchell@stamford.ac.uk

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