Tiny TOPCATS *BRAND NEW GROUP 2017*
Tiny TOPCATS is our NEW early years support group for young people age 0-5 years which runs term time on Wednesday afternoon 1-2.30pm. Prices are £3 a family. Come along and share a cuppa and make the most of our brand new facilities whilst finding out more about TOPCATS and other services in the local area.
Contact Anne-Marie for more information.
AFTERNOON CLUB runs Monday to Friday Term Time 3-5.30pm and costs start from £12.00 a person (£14.00 if you require transport). It is managed by our Children Services Manager, Anne-Marie with support from our dedicated care team who ensure every session is fun, accessible and full of the opportunities to make friends.
We work closely with the Fair Share Scheme to provide a variety of healthy snacks which are offered free of charge and are served by our young people.
Our emphasis is on relaxing, playing and spending time with friends using our specialised equipment. This includes a bespoke soft play area and a fun outside space which includes sensory sand pit and lots of space to run and play.
Keep your eyes peeled for our themed nights which are organised closely with the young people we support at the core of planning.
Chippy Tea is on Friday and is priced at £2.50 a person.
Lego and Lasagne night is on Tuesday and is priced at an additional £3.00 a person
Our innovative CHOICES programme offers flexible choice and activities for young people aged 16-30. Our unique approach centres around building an activity programme for the individual to promote independence. This includes supported work placements, enterprise opportunities and working closely with other providers to provide a diverse programme.
We are proud that we don’t promote a ONE SIZE FITS ALL scheme and that everybody’s programmes are independent and specialised based on their needs and their wishes. Each young person has a key worker who is assigned to them to make sure that this happens. Our Adult Services Manager Carolyn and her team ensures that each young person meets their potential in a non-pressured and fun environment.
Prices start from £35 per day.
We run three different Holiday Clubs which run 9.30am til 3.30pm. Prices start from £20 a day. 1:1 support is available.
CHOICES-ON-TOUR (16-30 years)- Our CHOICES programme runs in Holiday periods and allow our adult service users the opportunity to access a full programme of events out and about in the community. We are lucky to have strong community partnerships which allow us to use bases in and around Lowestoft. £35 per person this price includes the price of your activity.
ACTIVITEEN (13-16 years)- Our ActivTeen group are based at TOPCATS. Alongside, our Holiday Club they have their very own programme which centres on friendship and laying the foundations for CHOICES. Activities have previously included outside jamming sessions, cooking and group games. Prices start from £20
HOLIDAY CLUB (8-13 years)- Our HOLIDAY CLUB is based on free play and sensory activities in a supportive environment. We make the use of our partnership training providers to ensure that activities are fun, innovative and make the best use of our environment. Prices start at £20 a day
Our popular Gig Nights run every other month and offer the chance for families and young people to come and enjoy a live band in a safe space. Times vary but please speak to Sara or Ella if you wish to prebook. If not, come along on the night!
Prices are £5 and a family ticket is £10
We are proud of our four Saturday groups which run throughout term time.
CATS (ages 5-12) 9am-12 – Our CATS programme offers a fun and specialised programme for our youngest members of TOPCATS. Our Support Leader, Tammy, ensures that there is always an engaging activity and our specialised team can provide 1:1 support.
TOPS (ages 12-18) 12.30pm-4pm- Our TOPS programme is for our young people who may need a higher level of support. Activities are based around the needs of the group and offer a chance to relax, make friends and make use of our specialist equipment!
GAP (ages 12-18) 10am-3pm Our GAP (growing and progressing) group is a session for our teenagers and young people who access a youth club type group. Its programme is fun, relaxed and is based on the wishes of our young people. Prices start at £22
Transitions (ages 18-30) 10am-4pm- Our TRANSITIONS group offer our young adults the chance to socialise and access the local community with friends. Our team are mentors and base the programme around the wishes of the group. Previous trips have included swimming, cinema, JUMP, late night shopping trip to Norwich as well as running the hugely popular restaurant evening. Support Leader Fiona always ensures that the activity plan is safe, diverse and fun.
We have outreach workers available and prices start at £12.50 per hour. This is one of our most popular services. Contact HQ if you would like to make use of this service.
Our team are dedicated in ensuring that TOPCATS is an accessible service for all and that should a young person not wish to access a programme they can still make use of our buildings and have the chance to make friends. We offer a full fundraising programme which includes a Charity Ball, Shows, Music Festival, Quizzes, Easter Egg Hunts and many more fun activities.
Keep an eye on our Facebook Page and also contact our fundraising Manager Sara at SaraTopcats@hotmail.com to see what’s happening.
We also offer our spaces for hire for our families for birthdays or get togethers. We offer a discount to our young people. Please contact us for more information.