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Pursuing Independent Paths (Pip ) Travel Training

Last Updated 22/12/2016

Qualified first-aider on site
Service/Activity is chargeable
Sign language interpreter available by arrangement
Dietary needs catered for
Sensory toy library available
A personal assistant can be arranged to give extra support for a child with additional needs
Sensory Play Opportunities
Communication aids, such as Makaton, are used
Wheelchair accessibile venue
Suitable for an individual with hearing impairment
Outside Play Opportunities

Pursuing Independent Paths supports adults with learning disabilities to achieve their full potential. Pursuing Independent Paths ethos is to promote better choice and control and independent living through person-centred planning and accredited training opportunities.

Travel training to help individuals access public transport on individual journeys, including:

  • Awareness and understanding of road safety
  • Learning and practicing individual steps in a journey
  • Recognising signage
  • Increased confidence
  • Greater access to community resources; and
  • Greater participation and visibility in the community


Who to contact

Contact Name
Katherine Gale
Contact Position
Service Coordinator
Telephone
 020 88960 4004
E-mail
 katherineg@piponline.org.uk
Website
www.piponline.org.uk

Other Details

Availability

Age Ranges
18 years and over

Local Offer

Local Offer Record `
Who is this service available to?

Pursuing Independent Paths works with individuals diagnosed with mild, moderate and severe learning disabilities aged 18 years and over.


Pursuing Independent Paths also works with individuals who have a dual diagnosis of learning disability and mental health issues.

How do you access this service?

The services advertised by Pursuing Independent Paths are available using your personal budgets. Pursuing Independent Paths will accept referrals from anyone including professionals, families, carers, and individuals.


To apply, the referee can contact Pursuing Independent Paths directly using the contact details provided. They will be given a Pursuing Independent Paths referral form and an answer to their queries.


Upon completion, the referral form will be reviewed and the customer will be called in for a face-toface meeting. This may take place at Pursuing Independent Paths W9 but usually takes place at the customer place of residence. The face-to-face meeting is necessary to gather more information and establish whether Pursuing Independent Paths is the right service to meet the individual’s needs, wishes and circumstances.


Following this meeting and depending on the outcome of the meeting, the customer will undertake a trial session; and if successful the travel training will commence.

How do we ensure the quality of this service?

Pursuing Independent Paths services are not externally regulated but rather follow a series of internal procedures and protocols. This includes:



  • Contract monitoring by the local authority

  • A personalised scoring and action planning system ensures customers are progressing and any issues that arise are dealt with.

  • An annual ‘Student Survey’ for quality assurance and development purposes, Pursuing Independent Paths release an annual Student Survey for customers to participate in and give their feedback.

Needs Level
High
Low
Medium
SEN Provision Type
Targeted

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