At STARS we provide a bespoke day service supporting young adults aged 18-30 with additional needs/disabilities. By specialising within this precise age group it enables us to target age appropriate needs to include education, life skills and socialising through our structured timetable. We feel keeping our timetable consistent helps with familiarity and routine.
We strive to support the young adults that we care for and work with, to achieve their full potential in life and to become as independant as they can, regardless of how complex their needs/disabilities may be. Our staff ratio is 1:3 and we offer a higher support of 1:1 if required.
All young adults are individuals and it is important for us to meet personal requirements. We offer learning through teching academic skills, offering various accredited courses, physical activities, life skills, drama, cookery, work experience and healthy living. We respect religious and cultural beliefs, physical needs and emotional and social growth; enabling all young adults within our care to become confident and contribute to society.
Our mission: "At STARS (Service Teaching Adults Realistic Skills) our mission is to build confidence and self esteem in young adults with disabilities / additional needs to enable them to reach their full potential in life".
You can attend STARS up to 5 days a week, all year round! We run Monday-Friday, 50 weeks per year from 09:30am - 15:30pm.
To view our timetable, please click here
6 hours per day £75/£99 should additional support be required
15:30 till 18:00 - £30 on Tuesday and Thursday
£15 Included in cost - Deducted if not required
Available on a 1:1 basis - Cost to be discussed
Often called "Respite Care" - Cost to be discussed
- Create a lively and friendly atmosphere, where all are welcome.
- Encourage and support the young people within our service to reach goals, that they have personally identified for themselves as valuable and important achievements.
- Focus on age appropriate interaction with young adults with similar interests and join other groups within the local community for learning and social activities.
- Be consistent in our educational structure which supports our academic programme.
- Encourage and support young adults by providing a stimulating and challenging environment, focusing on personalisation, learning and socialising.
- Ensure all young adults are included whilst respecting freedom of choice.
- Ensure safety by completing risk assessments as necessary.
- Maintain good relationships with parents/carers/social workers.
We work closely with Integrated Learning Disability Services (ILDS). At STARS all young people have their own person centered plan which is regularly updated with their needs and choices. We liaise with Childrens' Services which enables us to help support a smooth transition.
Need some questions answering? Please click here see our FAQ
Some of our activities & trips to date: Madame Tussauds, Guliver's, Paradise Park, Winter Wonderland, Museums, Coffee Shops, Restaurants, Theatre, Bowling & Cinema Trips.
Reading and writing
We visit the library once a week
Money, budgeting and banking
Arts & crafts, Music and Dance
Drama teaching life skills
Our staff and trained teachers are all DBS checked. We all have completed relevent, up to date training and we are all qualified first aiders. We all act as positive role models and follow current policies and procedures.We have a Safeguarding Officer present at all times.
We are pleased to announce that after the birth of her beautiful daughter Havana, our Drama teacher Nichola Chrysanthou has returned! Drama classes teaching life skills have resumed on a Friday afternoon. Welcome back Nicky, you have been missed!
Please complete the form below and we hope to get back to you as soon as possible!
STARS (Young Adults) Ltd
Service Teaching Adults Realistic Skills
TaB Centre Plus,
Trinity-at-Bowes Methodist Church
The 329 bus towards Turnpike lane is from little park gardens Enfield town which takes you to our nearest bus stop Tottenhall road (19th stop) This is just after the A406 crossing Palmer's Green/Wood Green border.Click here for the 329 Bus Route
The 121 bus towards Turnpike lane is from Enfield island Village this bus travels through the hertford road, great Cambridge road, Enfield town, Oakwood, Southgate, Palmers green and then over the north circular to our nearest bus stop Tottenhall road.Click here for the 121 Bus Route
Once you get off this bus stop you must cross the road and walk all the way to the end of Sidney Avenue. Once you turn right and walk 100 yards you will see Trinity-at-Bowes community centre where we are based.
What do I do if I am interested in attending?
Call and speak to Gina or email. Your calls will always be answered. You will be asked to describe the needs of your young adult and will be invited to come and visit. If we feel we can meet the needs of your young adult, we will arrange a free trial day.
Do you provide transport?
Yes, providing you live in the London borough of Enfield. Currently transport is included within the cost. Should transport not be required, there will be a reduction in the cost of £15 per day.
Are all staff qualified?
All staff are DBS checked, all are first aiders, many have an NVQ qualification in Health and Social care. We all attend regular training to keep up to date with any changes in regulations.
Do I have to attend full time?
Not at all. You can choose from our time table which days would suit you the most.
I am at college; can I attend during college holidays only?
Yes, we have many young people that attend STARS on their day off college, term time and during the college holidays.
I’m still at school, but I am 18 – can I attend?
We have young people that attend Durants school and are in their final year. To make the transition smoother for them into adult services, they attend here for our After STARS sessions and during school holidays.
Do I need to be referred by ILDS (Adult Services)?
You can refer yourself, but adult services must agree to fund the placement.
I don’t have a budget and have never been assessed, what do I do?
You would need to contact adult services and explain that you need to be assessed. This will determine the amount of funding you are entitled to.
Do I need a packed lunch?
Do trips out cost extra?
No, everything is included within our price, however you may want to bring some spending money for days out.
Do I have to live in the borough of Enfield?
No, but we cannot offer transport.