The day programme offers structured therapeutic, educational and recreational personalised activities to young people from Monday to Friday. The programme is flexible to ensure that it meets individual needs in a safe, supportive and therapeutic environment. In addition to education, there is a focus on individual and group therapy, art therapy, drama therapy, psychology, cognitive behavioural therapy, anger and anxiety management, assertiveness training and practical social and living skills.
A young person will generally attend the Hope Service for one or two days a week depending upon their need. This can raise to three days in exceptional circumstances with the remaining time being made up with the young person attending their normal education provision.
Education is planned and delivered to young people according to their ability and need, both individually and in small groups. Emphasis is placed on supporting each young person to enjoy their learning and to celebrate their achievements. The Hope Service works closely with other education establishments to ensure a smooth transition for each young person back into education, employment or training upon discharge from Hope.
Our Activity Workers play a key role in the service and the delivery of care to the young people through both on-site and off-site activities. An example of an on-site activity is the ‘Girls Group’ which is a group focussed on girls self image, personal hygiene, self care and pampering. This group encourages positive touch, discussion around hygiene and how we feel about ourselves.
Many of our off site activities are run in conjunction with Surrey Outdoor Learning Development (SOLD) and through this we offer an outdoor activity programmes with Thames Young Mariners, Henley Fort and High Ashurst. We also work with White Spider Climbing Centre at Tolworth where the young people work towards the accredited NICAS awards
The day programme runs daily during term time, and continues with therapeutic work and activities in the school holidays.