Self-directed support price guide - clubs, holiday clubs and Community support

You will need to have a personal budget to access the support on this page.

Introduction

This price guide, along with our information about personal budgets and direct payments, has been put together to help families and their disability social care worker spend the personal budget that has been allocated and so you know exactly what things will cost.

This price guide only talks about Cambridgeshire County Council owned services or services that Cambridgeshire County Council have commissioned. Therefore it is not an exhaustive list of activities and services that are available in the community which direct payments could be used to purchase.

All the clubs are run with a suitable level of staffing for the group, the ages of children and the activity. If you feel your child may need more adult support you can discuss this with your disability social care worker and the activity provider.

If your child needs 1:1 or 2:1 support the activity or club may cost more as extra staff will need to be employed. If this is the case the activity provider will let you know how much it will cost.

Some clubs include going out into the community and doing various activities mainly for fun and enjoyment, but also to give young people the opportunity to learn and practice skills that are of use to them now and into the future. Your child may sometimes need some spending money for things like admission fees, snacks etc. Clubs will always let you know in advance when this is the case.

Many of the clubs and activities offer try out sessions for you and your child to find out what it’s like and ask any questions.

You or your disability social care worker will need to check with any clubs or activities that you are interested in to see if they have any spaces available. You will be able put your child’s name on a waiting list if there are not any spaces available at the moment.

If you decide to use any of the clubs or groups you will normally need to give a month’s notice to the provider if you no longer wish your child to go. Sometimes the provider may agree to waive this if they have children on their waiting list.

Some clubs and groups are only available to children and young people with profound and significant disabilities (specialist services) who have been assessed by a social worker as meeting Eligibility Criteria Level 3 and/or attend an area Special School. These are called Specialist Services (and are shown as such in the listings below.

The Special Schools are Castle, Gretton, Granta, Highfields Ely and Littleport, Martin Bacon Academy, Samuel Pepys and Spring Common.

Huntingdonshire clubs

Grafham Water Club

  • Location: Grafham Water Centre, Grafham.
  • Frequency: Wednesdays 6 pm – 8 pm. 30 sessions per year, no sessions in August
  • Age: 8-19
  • Price: Annual £1000 (£250 per quarter)
  • Run by: Cambridgeshire County Council CamPlay

CamPlay at Grafham is an active and inclusive club for a mixed range of ages & abilities. Grafham supports us to provide sessions that include archery, wall climbing, low & high ropes, orienteering, boat sailing, fossil hunting, and campfire activities. Activities are changeable as per the season, games and arts are also available for children & young people.

Grafham Club runs weekly during the spring/summer months and fortnightly during the autumn/winter season. During August Grafham has a summer break.

Huntingdon Youth Club (formerly Buttsgrove Youth Club)

  • Location: Huntingdon Community Centre, Huntingdon
  • Frequency: One Sunday a month 10 am – 4 pm
  • Age: 13-19
  • Price: Annual £1100 (£275 per quarter)
  • Run by: Cambridgeshire County Council CamPlay

CamPlay Youth Clubs focus on the development of preparing for adulthood and is led by our young people in the approach to activities. Young People are supported to develop their life skills including decision making, using public transport, understanding financial transactions, planning activities, cooking, and accessing their local community.

CamPlay Youth Clubs offer a supportive space where Young People can make friends and develop their social skills whilst having fun and trying new things. During a club session, Young People may go shopping, visit the cinema, participate in bowling, swimming, eating out, and a yearly trip to the Pantomime. Club timings can be subject to change depending on the activity but every session will include a community-based activity.

Please note that community activities such as eating out and entrance fees will be funded by the family.

Befriending Club

  • Location: Huntingdon Community Centre
  • Frequency: One Sunday a month 10 am – 4 pm
  • Age: 8-19
  • Price: Annual £1100 (£275 per quarter)
  • Run by: Cambridgeshire County Council CamPlay

CamPlay Befriending Club provides a Young Person-led approach to its activities, where we are supporting our young people and teens to start thinking about preparing for adulthood and becoming more independent.

Young people are supported to develop their life skills including decision making, using public transport, using money, choosing activities, cooking and accessing their local community. Befriending Club offers a supportive space where young people can make friends and develop their social skills whilst having fun and trying new things.

During a club session, children & young people may go shopping, visit the cinema, participate in bowling, swimming, eating out and a yearly trip to the Pantomime. Sessions will include a mix of community-based & venue activities.

Please note that community activities such as eating out and entrance fees will be funded by the family.

Curly Wurly Fun Club

  • Location: Huntingdon Community Centre
  • Frequency: One Saturday a month 10 am – 4 pm
  • For: This is a Specialist Service – see above
  • Age: 8-19
  • Price: Annual £1100 (£275 per quarter)
  • Run by: Cambridgeshire County Council CamPlay

CamPlay Curly Wurly Fun Club is a playwork centred space mixed with the introduction of community-based activities, for a mixed range of ages & abilities.

Curly Wurly Club is a great place for Children & Young People to make friends and have lots of fun in a supportive environment, it is a Club suitable for Children and Young People who may be seeking more social development and engaging activities in their Community.

Activities are planned around the interests and requests of our Children & Young People and often include some venue-based activity such as games, arts and cooking alongside a community-based trip such as swimming, local outdoor spaces and indoor bounce centres. Sessions will include a mix of community based & venue activities.

Please note that community activities such as eating out and entrance fees will be funded by the family.

CamPlay Saturday Club – Huntingdon

  • Location: Huntingdon
  • Frequency: Fortnightly Saturdays from 10 am to 1 pm. Excluding bank holiday weekends
  • For: This is a Specialist Service – see above
  • Age: 6 to 19
  • Price: Annual £925 (quarterly £231)
  • Run by: Cambridgeshire County Council CamPlay

CamPlay Saturday Clubs are a playwork centred space for a mixed range of ages & abilities. Activities are planned around the interests and requests of our Children & Young People and often include, cooking, arts & crafts, music, sports, sensory, messy and water play.

At Saturday Clubs we incorporate seasonal festivities and try to access the community local to the venue. This may include trips to local nature parks, adventure playgrounds, shops, bowling and restaurants.

CamPlay Saturday Clubs are a great place for Children & Young People to make friends and have lots of fun in a supportive environment where they can develop independence and social skills.

CamPlay Saturday Club – St. Neots

  • Location: Bargroves Centre St Neots
  • Frequency: Fortnightly Saturdays from 10 am to 1 pm. Excluding bank holiday weekends
  • For: This is a Specialist Service – see above
  • Age: 6 to 19
  • Price: Annual £925 (quarterly £231)
  • Run by: Cambridgeshire County Council CamPlay

CamPlay Saturday Clubs are a playwork-centered space for a mixed range of ages & abilities. Activities are planned around the interests and requests of our Children & Young People and often include, cooking, arts & crafts, music, sports, sensory, messy and water play.

At Saturday Clubs we incorporate seasonal festivities and try to access the community local to the venue. This may include trips to local nature parks, adventure playgrounds, shops, bowling, and restaurants.

CamPlay Saturday Clubs are a great place for Children & Young People to make friends and have lots of fun in a supportive environment where they can develop independence and social skills.

Fenland clubs

Wisbech Youth Club (formerly Teens Group)

  • Location: Elm Children & Family Centre, Wisbech
  • Frequency: One Sunday a month 10 am – 4 pm
  • Age: 13-19
  • Price: Annual  £1100  (£275 per quarter)
  • Run by: Cambridgeshire County Council CamPlay

CamPlay Youth Clubs focus on the development of preparing for adulthood and is led by our young people in the approach to activities. Young People are supported to develop their life skills including decision making, using public transport, understanding financial transactions, planning activities, cooking and accessing their local community.

CamPlay Youth Clubs offer a supportive space where Young People can make friends and develop their social skills whilst having fun and trying new things.

During a club session, Young People may go shopping, visit the cinema, participate in bowling, swimming, eating out and a yearly trip to the Pantomime. Club timings can be subject to change depending on the activity but every session will include a community-based activity.

Please note that community activities such as eating out and entrance fees will be funded by the family.

CamPlay Saturday Club – Whittlesey

  • Location: Scaldgate Community Centre, Whittlesey
  • Frequency: Fortnightly Saturdays from 10 am to 1 pm. Excluding bank holiday weekends
  • For: This is a Specialist Service – see above
  • Age: 6 to 19
  • Price: Annual £925 (quarterly £231)
  • Run by: Cambridgeshire County Council CamPlay

CamPlay Saturday Clubs are a play-work-centered space for a mixed range of ages & abilities. Activities are planned around the interests and requests of our Children & Young People and often include, cooking, arts & crafts, music, sports, sensory, messy, and water play.

At Saturday Clubs we incorporate seasonal festivities and try to access the community local to the venue. This may include trips to local nature parks, adventure playgrounds, shops, bowling, and restaurants. CamPlay Saturday Clubs are a great place for Children & Young People to make friends and have lots of fun in a supportive environment where they can develop independence and social skills.

CamPlay Saturday Club – Chatteris

  • Location: The King Edward Centre, Chatteris
  • Frequency: Fortnightly Saturdays from 10 am to 1 pm. Excluding bank holiday weekends
  • For: This is a Specialist Service – see above
  • Age: 6 to 19
  • Price: Annual £925 (quarterly £231
  • Run by: Cambridgeshire County Council CamPlay

CamPlay Saturday Clubs are a play-work-centered space for a mixed range of ages & abilities. Activities are planned around the interests and requests of our Children & Young People and often include, cooking, arts & crafts, music, sports, sensory, messy, and water play.

At Saturday Clubs we incorporate seasonal festivities and try to access the community local to the venue. This may include trips to local nature parks, adventure playgrounds, shops, bowling, and restaurants. CamPlay Saturday Clubs are a great place for Children & Young People to make friends and have lots of fun in a supportive environment where they can develop independence and social skills.

CamPlay Saturday Club – Wisbech

  • Location:
  • Frequency: Saturday from 10 am to 1 pm, every three weeks
  • For: This is a Specialist Service – see above
  • Age: 6 to 19
  • Price: Annual £640 (£160 per quarter)
  • Run by: Cambridgeshire County Council CamPlay

CamPlay Saturday Clubs are a play-work-centered space for a mixed range of ages & abilities. Activities are planned around the interests and requests of our Children & Young People and often include, cooking, arts & crafts, music, sports, sensory, messy, and water play. At Saturday Clubs we incorporate seasonal festivities and try to access the community local to the venue. This may include trips to local nature parks, adventure playgrounds, shops, bowling, and restaurants.

CamPlay Saturday Clubs are a great place for Children & Young People to make friends and have lots of fun in a supportive environment where they can develop independence and social skills.

CamPlay Saturday Club – March

  • Location: St. Peters Church Hall, March
  • Frequency: Saturday from 10 am to 1 pm, every three weeks
  • For: This is a Specialist Service – see above
  • Age: 6 to 19
  • Price: Annual £640 (£160 per quarter)
  • Run by: Cambridgeshire County Council CamPlay

CamPlay Saturday Clubs are a play-work-centered space for a mixed range of ages & abilities. Activities are planned around the interests and requests of our Children & Young People and often include, cooking, arts & crafts, music, sports, sensory, messy, and water play. At Saturday Clubs we incorporate seasonal festivities and try to access the community local to the venue. This may include trips to local nature parks, adventure playgrounds, shops, bowling, and restaurants.

CamPlay Saturday Clubs are a great place for Children & Young People to make friends and have lots of fun in a supportive environment where they can develop independence and social skills.

East Cambs clubs

CamPlay Saturday Club – Ely

  • Location: Larkfield Community Centre, Ely
  • Frequency: Fortnightly Saturdays from 10 am to 1 pm. Excluding bank holiday weekends OR Every 4th Week. Saturdays from 10 am to 1 pm. Excluding bank holiday weekends.
  • For: This is a Specialist Service – see above
  • Age: 6 to 19
  • Price: Fortnightly Club Annual £925 (quarterly £231)
  • Every 4th Week Club Annual £460 (quarterly £115)
  • Run by: Cambridgeshire County Council CamPlay

CamPlay Saturday Clubs are a play-work-centered space for a mixed range of ages & abilities. Activities are planned around the interests and requests of our Children & Young People and often include, cooking, arts & crafts, music, sports, sensory, messy, and water play.

At Saturday Clubs we incorporate seasonal festivities and try to access the community local to the venue. This may include trips to local nature parks, adventure playgrounds, shops, bowling, and restaurants.

CamPlay Saturday Clubs are a great place for Children & Young People to make friends and have lots of fun in a supportive environment where they can develop independence and social skills.

South Cambs and Cambridge City clubs

Sport Works

  • Location: Castle School, Courtney Way, Cambridge, CB4 2EE
  • Frequency: Weekly Saturday from 9.30am to 11.30am (Parents/Carers can select which dates they wish to attend throughout the year - up to a maximum of their 24 session allocation)
  • For: Children and Young People with additional needs, activities are adapted to ensure sessions are inclusive.
  • Age: 5 to 18
  • Price: Annual £816; Annual with 1:1 support - £1056
  • Run by: Sports Works

Sport Works offer fun sessions that feature the best sports, games and activities from around the world. This provides young people aged 5-18 with, not only fun and entertainment, but giving the chance to experience sporting activities whilst developing confidence, fitness and much more!

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn and play a variety of sports like Football, Basketball and Tennis but also have the opportunity to play schoolyard games like British Bulldog, Stuck in the mud, Bean in a hoop and Duck Duck Goose.

Our qualified coaches are on hand to ensure that all games are inclusive for all, our young people are having fun, making friends and having opportunities to improve their mental and physical health through being active.

Arts Pioneers Saturday Club (University of Cambridge Museums)

  • Location: Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
  • Frequency: First Saturday of each month 10.30am to 1.00pm
  • For: For Young people who have special education needs and/or disabilities, but do not require support with their intimate personal care needs
  • Age: 11 to 19
  • Price: Annual £595.70
  • Run by: University of Cambridge Museums

Arts Pioneers is a monthly art club based at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge for young people aged 11-19 of mixed abilities. We offer a supportive and flexible environment to enable young people to work with friendly professional artists and develop their art skills and express their creativity. Assisted by support workers and museum educators, the group explore the half a million art works and objects, participating in lots of different fun art activities.

Members of the group work towards an Arts Award, a nationally recognised qualification that supports young people to develop their creative practice and leadership skills. More information about the Arts Award.

If you would like to have an informal chat about the group, please speak to Marie mfk25@cam.ac.uk or 01223 332898 / 07707 282822. We offer free taster sessions which can be organised for you.

Aspire Programme (Romsey Mill)

  • Location: Cambridge City, Cambourne & Linton
  • Frequency: Weekly (term time)
  • For: Children and young people with diagnosed autistic spectrum conditions who are in mainstream schools
  • Age: 9 to 19
  • Price: Annual £1425 (£356.25 per quarter)
  • Run by: Romsey Mill

This project has youth clubs which provide a safe, supported social space where children and young people with autism can meet one another, make friends and enjoy activities such as games, craft, lego, sports and consoles. We also have clubs specifically for girls with autism.

CamPlay Saturday Club – Cambridge

  • Location: Horizon Centre, Cambridge
  • Frequency: Fortnightly Saturdays from 9.30 am – 12.30 pm. Excluding bank holiday weekends, please note some closures may take place during August and October school breaks due to venue restrictions.
  • For: This is a Specialist Service – see above
  • Age: 6 to 19
  • Price: Annual £925 (quarterly £231)
  • Run by: Cambridgeshire County Council CamPlay

CamPlay Saturday Clubs are a play-work-centered space for a mixed range of ages & abilities. Activities are planned around the interests and requests of our Children & Young People and often include, cooking, arts & crafts, music, sports, sensory, messy, and water play.

At Saturday Clubs we incorporate seasonal festivities and try to access the community local to the venue. This may include trips to local nature parks, adventure playgrounds, shops, bowling, and restaurants.

CamPlay Saturday Clubs are a great place for Children & Young People to make friends and have lots of fun in a supportive environment where they can develop independence and social skills.

Cambridge Youth Club

  • Location: Horizon Centre, Cambridge
  • Frequency: One Sunday a month 10 am – 4 pm
  • Age: 13-19
  • Price: Annual £1100 (£275 per quarter)
  • Run by: Cambridgeshire County Council CamPlay

CamPlay Youth Clubs focus on the development of preparing for adulthood and is led by our young people in the approach to activities. Young People are supported to develop their life skills including decision making, using public transport, understanding financial transactions, planning activities, cooking and accessing their local community.

CamPlay Youth Clubs offer a supportive space where Young People can make friends and develop their social skills whilst having fun and trying new things.

During a club session, Young People may go shopping, visit the cinema, participate in bowling, swimming, eating out and a yearly trip to the Pantomime. Club timings can be subject to change depending on the activity but every session will include a community-based activity.

Please note: that community activities such as eating out and entrance fees will be funded by the family

Inclusion Service (Accessing community activities)

  • Location: County wide
  • For: Disabled children and young people
  • Age: 0 to 19
  • Price: Maximum of 24 weeks at three hours per week £1800
  • Run by: Cambridgeshire County Council Community Support Service

Supports access to community activities by providing one to one support for the child or young person. The intention is to work with the child to develop their skills and confidence to be able to attend independently. Provide advice to clubs and providers to help them become more inclusive, and meet the needs of the individual child or young person. It is the child or young person who chooses which activity they would like to attend. Activities have included scout groups, sports clubs, youth groups, cookery courses, street dancing, holiday clubs and many more.

A maximum of 24 weeks up to three hours per week can be purchased, with reviews taking place at six-week intervals to monitor progress.

This service will be provided by one of the Community Support Service’s preferred providers.

  • Allied
  • Apollo Home Healthcare
  • Cambridge Care Company
  • Cambridgeshire Homecare
  • Caring Together
  • CF Contact and Community Support Services Ltd
  • Community Support Service – Provider Team
  • Diamond Resourcing PLC (Better Healthcare Services)
  • EJ care Group
  • Fevaca
  • Guyatt House
  • Interserve
  • K2 Care
  • Kwikfix
  • Peartree
  • Reed
  • Sahara
  • The Edmund Trust
  • Voyage
  • VP Forensic

In the event of having the choice of provider, the child and family will make the final decision. It is expected that you will enter into an agreement whereby you agree to give at least one months’ notice should you no longer want to use this service.

Community support from a support worker

Support service

  • Location: County wide
  • For: This is a Specialist Service – see above
  • Age: 0 to 19
  • Price: £25 per hour
  • Run by: Cambridgeshire County Council Community Support Service

Provides a break for the child and family, while encouraging the independence and self-confidence of the child. The service supports young people in a variety of different ways including support with personal care, support post-operatively and support to enable young people to access inclusive activities. Services are provided flexibly to meet the needs of young people and their families. The actual care will either be provided through Community Support Staff or through a domiciliary care agency.  All the workers have enhanced DBS checks the necessary mandatory and other training needed to support children and young people.

  • Allied
  • Apollo Home Healthcare
  • Cambridge Care Company
  • Cambridgeshire Homecare
  • Caring Together
  • CF Contact and Community Support Services Ltd
  • Community Support Service – Provider Team
  • Diamond Resourcing PLC (Better Healthcare Services)
  • EJ care Group
  • Fevaca
  • Guyatt House
  • Interserve
  • K2 Care
  • Kwikfix
  • Peartree
  • Reed
  • Sahara
  • The Edmund Trust
  • Voyage
  • VP Forensic

In the event of having the choice of provider, the child and family will make the final decision. It is expected that you will enter into an agreement whereby you agree to give at least one months’ notice should you no longer want to use this service.

Holiday Clubs (countywide)

CamPlay Holiday Clubs

  • Location: March, Wisbech, Huntingdon, St. Neots, Ely, and Cambridge
  • Frequency: Easter, Summer, Christmas Holidays
  • Time: 9.30am – 3.30pm
  • For: This is a Specialist Service – see above
  • Age: 6 to 19
  • Price: £164 per day
  • Run by: Cambridgeshire County Council CamPlay

CamPlay Holiday Clubs are a play-work-centered space for a mixed range of ages & abilities. separated into two age ranges, 6-12 and 13-19. Activities are planned around the interests of our Children & Young People and often include, cooking, arts & crafts, music, sports, sensory, messy, and water play. At Holiday Clubs we incorporate seasonal festivities and access the community local to the venue.

This may include trips to local nature parks, adventure playgrounds, swimming, farms, and other places of interest. CamPlay Holiday Clubs are a great place for Children & Young People to make friends and have lots of fun in a supportive environment where they can develop independence and social skills. Places are limited to ensure equability.

Arts Pioneers Holiday Club (University of Cambridge Museums)

  • Location: Alternating between the Fitzwilliam Museum, Zoology Museum, Cambridge University Botanic Gardens, Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Museum of Classical Archaeology, Kettle’s Yard, the Polar Museum, Sedgwick Museums of Earth Sciences and the Whipple Museum of the history of science.
  • Frequency: 5 sessions per year during holidays (2 hours per session)
  • For: For Young people who have special education needs and/or disabilities, but do not require support with their intimate personal care needs
  • Age: 11 to 19
  • Price: £55.76 per session
  • Run by: University of Cambridge Museums

This is an art and science group inspired by the eight University of Cambridge Museums and Cambridge University Botanic Garden, for young people aged 11-19 of mixed abilities. Assisted by support workers and museum educators, the group explore the incredible arts and science collections of the eight University of Cambridge Museums. From explorers’ equipment to Mexican masks to ancient Egyptian coffins, while participating in lots of different fun art activities. We offer a friendly, supportive and flexible environment to enable young people to work with professional artists and develop their art skills and express their creativity.

Members of the group work towards an Arts Award, a nationally recognised qualification that supports young people to develop their creative practice and leadership skills. More information about the Arts Award.

If you would like to have an informal chat about the group, please speak to Marie mfk25@cam.ac.uk or 01223 332898 / 07707 282822. We offer free taster sessions which can be organised for you.

Direct payments, employment and payroll

Please see our page on direct payments