Please see below Frequently Asked Questions from young people enquiring about our Vibe service or those who have been offered a placement.
You Local Authority should provide transport to and from the Donaldson Trust in the form of a taxi and, depending on individual needs, an escort.
Your Local Authority will contact you to inform you who both your taxi driver and escort are.
Yes – however this may sometimes change due to sickness / annual leave.
Yes – as long as your Local Authority are informed.
9am – 3.30pm Monday to Thursday and 9am – 12.30pm Friday
However, these can be built up from a smaller number of hours to a greater number of hours in order to familiarise yourself with the service.
This is dependent on how far from the Trust you stay.
Your driver will inform you of this before your placement at Vibe begins.
No, though we ask that you dress comfortably and in clothes that make you feel happy.
There will be a small number of tutors who will be introduced to you prior to the start of your placement.
It is likely that there will be a small number of tutors delivering numeracy and literacy individualised to your needs within Vibe.
Your key worker will be in touch with you to discuss transition plans prior to you starting your placement at Vibe.
You, your key worker and anyone else that you want to be involved.
This will depend on you, your Person Centred Plan and what best meets your needs.
The work will be delivered at a level and a pace that suits your needs and abilities, and will have a focus on wellbeing, stress reduction and mindfulness.
No, we will have a handover from tutors/schools/parents in relation to key stages, progress and any adjustments that you may need.
This will depend on your individual needs and discussions that you have with your key worker in terms of stress management, focus and how you are feeling on the day.
This will be discussed as part of your Person Centred Plan and any Person Centred Planning updates, but could include arts and crafts, stress reduction activities, outdoor pursuits and more, depending on your individual interests.
This will be discussed with your key worker and tutors in reference to coping strategies and stress management techniques. Your key worker will support you with this.
Those who are using the Vibe service can purchase hot meals or snacks from the Bistro within the Donaldson Trust campus or bring in their own packed lunch and/ or snack.