Barnsley Road Outreach and Community Services (BROCS) in Wakefield, West Yorkshire is an independent specialist service for people with autism and learning difficulties and disabilities.
We can support you to maximise your potential and enable you to live as independently as possible. Our mission is to create a learning environment that meets the needs of individuals and empowers them to maximise their independence and communication.
People who attend BROCS are supported to work toward their goals, whether this is gaining skills for life, transition to further education or maintaining their own personal level of independence.
Everyone has an activity plan to make sure the support we offer meets their own individual needs and aspirations. People we support who wish to participate in home and living activities have the opportunity to practice their daily living skills in a supportive environment.
We can also offer individually tailored, person centred outreach services where individuals can choose to receive support in their own home, at work, in an educational setting or in the community. We work with each person to create a suitable support package around their wishes, interests and needs.
We actively work with multi-disciplinary services to provide a comprehensive and holistic support package to each individual we support.
Rural enterprise service Birds and animal centre is our Rural Enterprise Service in the heart of the Yorkshire countryside.
The service offers a structured and supported outdoors environment. We understand the therapeutic benefits of working with and being in contact with animals. The birds and animals centre provides a unique opportunity for people to work in an agricultural environment, with animals and poultry in a farm setting, as well as on small projects on the land.
Individuals are encouraged to engage fully with the animals, taking an active role in their feeding, grooming and maintenance of their environment.
We have a fully equipped flat where individuals can explore and experience aspects of independent living.
Our multi-sensory room has been designed to provide sensory stimulation in a relaxing environment, with proven therapeutic benefits for people who experience sensory processing difficulties associated with autism spectrum disorders.
We have dedicated facilities for art, craft, music, movement and drama. We ensure careful planning is implemented so that any form of transition is as successful as possible by building strong partnership working with other professionals and families to manage this period of change.
Our staff can support communication needs and have experience of using PECS, Makaton and other communication tools.