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Pursuing Independent Paths W9

Qualified first-aider on site
Service/Activity is chargeable
Sign language interpreter available by arrangement
Dietary needs catered for
Parents and young people can buy this service as part of their SEND personal budget
Suitable for children and young people with SEND
Sensory Play Opportunities
Communication aids, such as Makaton, are used
Wheelchair accessibile venue
Suitable for an individual with hearing impairment
Suitable for an individual with vision impairment

Pursuing Independent Paths supports adults with learning disabilities to achieve their potential. Pursuing Independent Paths ethos is to promote better choice and control and independent living through person-centred planning and accredited training opportunities. Pursuing Independent Paths W9 Creates opportunities for independent living skills and community integration, including:

  • Literacy and numeracy
  • Managing money
  • Preparation for employment
  • Nutrition
  • Cooking and healthy eating
  • Exercise and lifestyle choices
  • Arts and crafts; and
  • Theatre and drama

Who to contact

Contact Name
Katherine Gale
Contact Position
Service Coordinator
 020 8960 4004

Other Details


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.
Holistically Pursuing Independent Paths main
incentive is to promote independence and
help individuals develop their skills and selfconfidence.

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. It is possible that the customer is
already known to the service prior to this stage.
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 have
a trial session. If the customer wishes to continue
accessing the service they will receive a personcentred
plan which is reviewed twice a year. The
person-centred plan covers a wide-range of
issues with a strong focus on goal-setting and
outcomes. Professionals from different services
will be involved throughout this process to ensure
a holistic approach to peoples care and support.

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:
• Recognising and Rewarding Progress and
Achievement (RARPA).
RARPA is a system designed to monitor and track
the customer progress meeting their aspired
goals and outcomes.
• 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.

Last Updated 11/07/2019

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