Landmarks College

Centre Address

Littlemoor house, Littlemoor, Eckington, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S214EF

Karten Centre Manager

Larry Brocklesby

Contact Details

Phone:

01246 433788


E-mail:

laurabramley@landmarks.ac.uk

Host Organisation

Landmarks College

Host Organisation Address

Littlemoor house, Littlemoor, Eckington, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S214EF

Karten Centre Website

http://www.landmarks.ac.uk

Centre Established

November 2011

Services/focus of the Karten Centre

Landmarks is a thriving, Specialist College for people with learning difficulties and disabilities. The College offers a wide range of programmes which are individually tailored to meet a variety of needs. We are located in an idyllic setting in a site of outstanding natural beauty which provides a tranquil environment in which to learn and work.

Clients

We have a mixture of educational funded learners, Life skills learners, day care provision and Supported internship learners, Personal program funded learners and school links.

Disabilities

At Landmarks, the disabilities/needs are:

  • ADHD
  • Autism
  • Downs Syndrome
  • Behavioral/Emotional difficulties
  • Visual impairment
  • Cerebral Palsy

Technology used in the Karten Centre

  • 2 Plasma Screens
  • 4 optima Joysticks
  • 4 Optima Rollerballs
  • 2 Big keys Keyboards
  • 20 Vados
  • 20 Cameras
  • 6 Laptops
  • 15 iPads
  • 2 Charging units for the iPads
  • 2 Maltron expanded Keyboards

Assistive Technology

At landmarks, we use iPad apps to assist the different needs of our learners. This may include sensory apps or educational based applications. We also use Big key keyboards for learners who struggle to use the standard size keyboard. We also use software called 'In Print 2' to help learners understand text where needed.

Karten Centre Staff

At the moment we have 58 members of staff working at Landmarks College.

Karten Centre Hours

The college is open 9:30am - 3:30pm for learners, Monday - Friday.

Services offered to the Network

We currently run a really good Supported Internship program for learners to help them into paid employment. They express a place of interest and we sort out a placement for the learner to suit their needs. This has been very successful so far at Landmarks. Some of our learners are now in paid employment with their chosen work placement.