Roscor Youth Village

The Time-out Programme

Referral Process
Contact Helena Coyle (Time-out Administrator) on 02871262104 or by e-mail at helena.coyle@extern.org .
Helena will take details and issue any relevant forms and will make contact promptly with potential dates for Time-out placement.
Midweek - Time-out runs Monday to Thursday, Weekend – Time-out runs from Friday to Monday

Roscor Youth Village is situated on the banks of Lough Erne half way between Enniskillen and Belleek in County Fermanagh. View on Google Maps - https://goo.gl/maps/rZKVLuPzoZU2

The site has nine independent chalets that accommodate small groups and large groups as well as individual young people. All chalets are fully self sufficient and have a comfortable living area, fully equipped kitchen and en-suite bedrooms for all occupants.

Each young person attending is encouraged to develop social and interpersonal skills and depending on age and ability they take part in independent living skills development, such as managing a small budget, cooking and maintaining their living space with the assistance of their key worker. Young people are engaged positively and supervised at all times whilst at Roscor.

Diversionary / Motivational Activities at Roscor
Roscor offers young people the chance to experience and participate in a wide range of outdoor and indoor activities that help motivate their participation and provide them with fresh air, exercise and a relaxed friendly atmosphere in which to explore current issues. At Roscor staff endeavour to find young people’s interests and encourage them to pursue these as positive outlets in their spare time.

Extern - Roscor Youth Village Activities

Activities available at Roscor Youth Village

  • Fishing / Angling (Sea fishing and Course fishing)
  • Mountain biking
  • Assault Course / Ropes Course
  • Arial Slide / Zip line
  • Hill / MountainWalking
  • Gorge Walking
  • Archery
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Canoeing
  • Surfing
  • Snooker / Pool
  • Computers (Music Downloading etc.)
  • Woodwork
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Hair Dressing
  • Board games
  • Cinema
  • Ten pin Bowling
  • Board / Card games
  • DVD’s
  • Shopping
  • Baking / Cooking skills
  • Body Zorbs
  • Music ( keyboards and guitar)
  • Visits to local forest parks/ waterfalls / activity parks/ beaches
  • Group / Team games
  • Visit to Marble Arch caves county Fermanagh
  • Orienteering
  • Scavenger Hunts

From 1st March to 31st October watersports such as sailing and speedboating are available. Quad Biking is also available during summer period July and August.

As well as a wide range of outdoor pursuits activities, Roscor offers a full range of indoor, craft and educational activities such as woodwork, art and crafts, computers, baking, music, dance, drama, hairdressing etc. So all young peoples tastes and interests are provided for.

Packing for Time-out: (below is the recommended kit for each child)

  • 3 changes of clothes (underwear and socks)
  • jacket
  • toiletries
  • towel/s
  • spare pair of old footwear
  • swim wear
  • pocket money (£3.00 is plenty)

Staff will try to supply children with any essentials that are not supplied.

On Arrival
On arrival young people are introduced to their allocated keyworker who will show them around the site, introduce them to the Roscor team and explain how time-out works.

Contract
Each young person is asked to complete a contract for their stay, this contract is designed to ensure that the child knows that the service is voluntary and that they can return home at their request. The contract also lays out the rules and expectations for young people while they are at Roscor. Areas of the contract that may need prior negotiations with some young people are the subjects of mobile phones and cigarettes. Young people are asked to either leave mobile phones at home or hand them over to their keyworker during their stay as it is not conducive for them to carry these whilst on residential. Young people can use Roscor’s landline or mobile phone free of charge at any time. Young people who smoke cannot be permitted to smoke without written consent from their carer and will be unlikely to be able to acquire cigarettes whilst at Roscor, social workers should consider this when making the referral.

Individual Work
In the child’s referral form the social worker can specify what issues they would like the child to focus on while they are at Roscor. The allocated keyworker will build in this focus to the programme during their stay and will spend time with the young person exploring these issues. This will usually take place informally while the child is relaxed and comfortable, for example whilst cooking or during an activity such as fishing or hill walking. Extern’s model of intervention is based on the “Interventive Relationship” and involves the worker developing a good rapport with the child, when this achieved positive exploration and developmental learning can be achieved and promoted. The use of active reviewing each evening makes the residential an experiential learning process in which new behaviours can be practiced and explored. Extern staff have access to specific resources which help young people explore a wide range of relevant issues. One particular resource is TeenTalk, this resource can be viewed on; http://www.3craws.co.uk/teentalk.html this resource provides a tailored package to address almost ever issue imaginable that affects adolescents and teens, it is presented in a funky, motivational board game format which our staff find extremely effective in providing perspective in a non intrusive fashion. Staff find that this resource helps the young person focus on areas of concern and identify interventions that will help address these areas.

Feedback
At the end of each placement Time-out will ensure that the child’s carer gets adequate feedback and any relevant information is passed to the referring social worker. The keyworker will then complete a comprehensive report on the young persons placement based on the resiliency model, this will include feedback on any specific focus of work carried out with the young person.

Administration Address:
Time-out Programme
Extern Childrens Services
8-14, Bishop Street
Derry City
BT48 6PW

Residential Address:
Roscor Youth Village
Bolustymore,
Shore Road,
Belleek,
Co. Fermanagh.
BT93 3BS

Extern in Northern Ireland
Company Registration No: NI 16083
Registered Charity Number: XN 48714
Tel: +44 (0)28 9084 0555
Fax: +44 (0)28 9084 7333
Extern in the Republic of Ireland
Company Registration No: 383201
Registered Charity Number: CHY15770
Tel: +353 (0) 1 563 9402
Extern Group
Registered with The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland NIC103226
Company No. NI 618684
Charity Number: NI00263
Tel: +44 (0)28 9084 0555
Fax: +44 (0)28 9084 7333
Extern Supporting Communities
Company No. NI 637561
Tel: +44 (0)28 9084 0555
Fax: +44 (0)28 9084 7333