About Us

OPPORTUNITIES & ACTIVITIES FOR ADDITONAL NEEDS IN THE SUFFOLK AREA  (for 5 to 30 year olds)

TOPCATS is a small, local charity based in Pakefield, Lowestoft. We are partly grant-funded by Activities Unlimited, although we are always fundraising and applying for other grants to support our charity. We offer support for young people and adults with additional needs from the age of 5 years to 30 years old.

TOPCATS takes safeguarding very seriously and have a dedicated registered person who maintains a high standard of service should any issues arise. If you are concerned about a child out of TOPCATS working hours please call customer first on 0808 800 4005.

We have a multi-purpose and ever changing environment which is improving and growing every year with our continued fundraising efforts and support from our sponsors. This allows our young people to improve skills and be a part of all aspects of Top Cats growth and development.

 

Aims

TOPCATS offers fun, friendship and the chance to build transferable life skills in an engaging and welcoming environment for young people with additional needs. Once a young person has joined Topcats, we ensure that we take time to get to know each individual and make sure they are at ease with a key worker who will support them to make their own choices.

As a team, it is our primary aim to help each individual develop their own social independence and life skills in order to reach their potential in a supported environment. In addition, we are able to supply young people with a vast range of exciting sensory, art, sport and music equipment, to help them build up their awareness of themselves and the world around them.

TOPCATS is proud of our dedicated support team which led by specialised managers and overseen by a strong Board of Trustees. All staff hold a DBS check, and have regular mandatory and specialized training.  All staff are aware of the individual needs which may arise throughout the day and are trained to deal with them with sensitivity, respect and dignity.