The Social Skills Agency

Our Groups & Clubs

At the Social Skills Agency, our programmes are tailored to the individual needs of the participants. Social skills learnt in the groups may include:

  • Play and conversation skills – turn taking, greeting peers, sharing, and understanding multiple perspectives
  • Teamwork – negotiation and compromising
  • Understanding friendships
  • Accepting yourself – self-esteem and resilience

Upcoming clubs

Creative/ Drama club

Saturdays at St. Johns Ambulance Training Centre, Raleigh Road, Bristol, BS3 1AP, Bristol at 11:15 to 13:15 (with exception of Term 4 – Young Group – 13:15 to 15:15).

Term 3 – 6 Jan, 20 Jan, 3rd Feb – 12+

Term 3 –  –13 Jan, 27 Jan, 10th of Feb- Young group

Term 4 – 3 March, 10 March and 17 March – 12+

Term 4 –3 March, 10 March and 17 March – Young group

Term 5 –  14 April, 28 April, 12 May – 12+

Term 5 – 21 April, 19 May, 26 May – Young group

Term 6 –9 June, 23 June, 7 July– 12+

Term 6 – 16 June, 30 June, 14 July – Young group

Music club

Dates + Venue TBC – Young adults

Price £150 per term

Families and Young People can access our clubs through Social Care funding, Personal Budgets, Direct Payments, or private funding. For families on low income the Social Skills Agency can agree on a monthly direct debit payment, as per Social Skills Agency discretion.

 

The aims of our groups and clubs are to:

  1. Engage and involve children and teens through shared interests, which is essential for getting young people excited about learning. We build upon a passion that is already an integral part of each child’s identity.
  2. Reveal (expose) the social concepts and rules within groups and general social interactions to promote social learning.
  3. Provide real-life opportunities for practice. Through our groups and clubs, children and teenagers can practice social learning and consolidate their social skills through on-going social exposure and safe, positive coaching.
Music Club
Drama Club
Film Club
Ideas and suggestions for new groups and clubs

Each club and group runs during school terms – 2 hours per session. They are offered as a 6-week package, which can be continued according to need.

We can also offer School Holiday Intensive Social Learning Programmes.

Do you want to know more?

If you are interested in finding out more about the clubs and groups we offer, or to register your interest, please contact us.

Contact us

Professional development

  • Staff training
  • Access & Engagement for Museums and Art/ Cultural Institutions

“It has been incredibly useful working with Social Skills Agency to help to develop a programme that can be accessible for all. Adri’s advice, enthusiasm and knowledge are invaluable and her positive approach to tackling barriers has empowered us to start taking action now to improve our ways of working.”

Clare Karslake, Assistant Curator of Learning, Arnolfini

“SSA’s autism awareness training was delivered with a great deal of insight, knowledge and warmth. With a wide spectrum of previous experience in the group, Adri pitched the session well to give everyone a good, thorough grounding that increased our confidence, and gave us a real desire to put learning into action.”

Mel Scaffold, CEO, Theatre Bristol.

“The feedback was excellent from staff. Thank you for delivering such a great session.” Trystan.Williams, Headteacher of Venturers’ Academy, first all age specialist provision in Bristol for children with a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC)

 

Interested? Contact us – office@socialskillsagency.org