Camden’s provision for young people

The Alexandra Centre is Camden’s provision for young people aged 16 to 25 with profound and multiple learning difficulties or severe learning difficulties, some of whom have complex autism and / or physical difficulties.

The centre opened in September 2015 for 20 young people in a newly-refurbished building in the heart of the Alexandra and Ainsworth estate, South Hampstead. The number of students on roll has increased since then and rose to around 45 to 50 young people in 2018.

The centre is being run in by Westminster Kingsway College, as part of Camden’s ongoing commitment to improving the life chances and choices of young people with learning difficulties and disabilities.

Short breaks

There are seven short breaks units on the site of the Alexandra Centre that are used for respite provision, focusing on helping people with a learning disability to develop independent and semi-independent living skills.

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