A SPECIALIST college is extending its programme of short breaks for young adults

Families are invited to visit Derwen College in Gobowen for a Short Breaks @Derwen Open Day from 11am to 3am on August 23.

The college is extending its programme to provide specialist holiday care and activities for 18 to 25 years olds for 50 weeks of the year.

Short breaks manager Von Bailey-Bolton said: “Everything at Derwen College is already geared towards learning, support and social experiences for 18 to 25-year-olds. We have the expertise on hand to provide a bespoke break for young adults with a range of learning difficulties and disabilities.

“Derwen College has a ‘Good’ CQC rating, which reflects the high standards of care and good practice offered. At the open day we hope to answer any questions that young people and their families might have. Visitors can also view the accommodation and the wide range of facilities we have on offer.”

Guests can take part in a range of activities and trips, as well as making use of the campus Activities - depending on guests’ preferences and the weather - may include swimming, basketball, use of the gym and football, day trips, shopping, cooking, bowling and cinema.

Families are invited to view the accommodation, meet support staff and find out more about the independence skills learning and social life on offer for guests.

Short Breaks guests will have separate accommodation from the rest of the college, with their own room with en-suite facilities.

Experienced care staff are on hand to provide support when required.

Derwen College decided to expand its short breaks provision due to high demand for young people and their families looking for breaks offering specialist care and a quality holiday experience.

Short breaks are available for any period of time from one day to a fortnight.

The facility is open 50 weeks a year, closing for two weeks over Christmas.

All guests will be assessed as to how to best support and care for them, ensuring the best possible holiday experience.

For more information about the event, email Von Bailey-Bolton at shortbreaks@derwen.ac.uk or call 01691 661 234.