We are seeking a Senior Support Worker for the Chaos Hotel

We are currently looking to recruit a senior support worker to join the CHAOS Hotel team. The role will include:

- Ensuring the hotel is compliant with CQC regulations and working clearly within the legislative framework of the Mental -Capacity Act 2005 and Care Act 2014
- Ensuring all necessary Chaos Hotel documentation is completed to a high standard
- Leading shifts within the hotel and overseeing a team of Support Workers
- Overseeing/leading the care for young people with complex health needs
- Using initiative to problem solve
- Being motivated to ensure the hotel guests receive a high level of care and ensuring they are involved in the planning of all aspects of their stay.

The role will involve working days, evenings and weekends on a fortnightly rolling rota.

To find out more, or to apply for this position, please contact us at admin@chaossupport.co.uk

Closing date: 4th July

Want to make a positive difference to someone's day, every day?

We're on the look-out for positive, people-focused individuals who'd like to join the CHAOS team! As a support worker, you'll be working to provide support and care to the people who access our services, ensuring that their CHAOS experience is the best it can possibly be.

We currently have positions available for:

- Full and part time support workers for the CHAOS Day Service
- Full and part time support workers for the CHAOS Hotel
- Night workers for the CHAOS Hotel (various hours available).

If you’re committed to providing top notch care and support and would like an application form, please get in touch by contacting admin@chaossupport.co.uk

Creating CHAOS Lottery - May Draw

The lucky winner of the Creating CHAOS lottery this month is Stephanie Slack, who's won £105!

A huge thank you to everyone who supports the Creating CHAOS Lottery! As always, the amount raised is split, with half going to the winner and half going into the charity, meaning we are able to offer the people who access CHAOS services more opportunities, better equipment and a more fulfilling CHAOS experience!

If you'd like more information on how to get involved, check out our Creating CHAOS page or get in touch.

The next draw will take place on Friday 29th June - see you all then!

Thank you!

On Sunday 20th May, we put on our third live music fundraising event to raise money for our registered charity, Creating CHAOS!

We had a great time and would like to thank everyone who came along, all the fab music acts who put on a great show for us, and the Random Acts of Kindness team for bringing it all together. We’d also like to thank everyone who donated to our raffle and the incredibly talented artist behind Just Matter, who donated two beautiful paintings for us to auction.

In total, we managed to raise a total of £243.60 for Creating CHAOS, which they’ll put to good use furthering the opportunities they’re able to offer our service users.

We're Recruiting!

We’re looking for passionate, dedicated people to join the CHAOS team in the following roles:

- Full and part time support workers for the CHAOS Day Service

- Full and part time support workers for the CHAOS Hotel

- Night workers for the CHAOS Hotel (various hours available).

If you’re committed to providing top notch care and support and would like an application form, please get in touch by contacting admin@chaossupport.co.uk

Job Vacancies

We are currently looking for exceptional people to join the CHAOS Team!

CHAOS Support is an ambitious organisation working to support people with learning disabilities, and we are looking for people who share our commitment to providing people with the highest quality of challenges, opportunities and support.

Specifically, we are looking to recruit:
- Weekend staff to work at our Saturday Club and in our overnight respite unit
- Staff to work during the school holidays
- Bank staff

If you’re interested in applying for any of these positions, or for more information, please get in touch by emailing admin@chaossupport.co.uk for an application form or call us on 02392 472061.

Creating CHAOS Shop Open!

We had an informal opening day for the parents, carers and family of the Creating CHAOS volunteers. It was really great to finally show off all the hard work that everyone's put in, as well as making our first sale!

Thanks to everyone who came along to see the shop, we hope you'll stop in again soon!
You can find is in Havant town centre on South Street. We are currently open:

Monday 12.30-3.15
Tuesday 12.30-3.15
Wednesday 12.30-3.15
Thursday 10- 3.15
Friday-12.30-3.15

Come browse all the individual, bespoke and handmade creations we make or even just pop in for a cuppa and a chat! We make a good brew! 

Our New Sensory Room

We love our revamped sensory room! This room is really important for the people accessing CHAOS services who have sensory needs, it combines various stimuli to help individuals engage their senses, this can include lights, colours, music and soft play objects. Our live music charity night last year helped raise the funds to buy some new equipment and carpet and it’s looking great!

We’d like to thank everyone who contributed through donations at our live music event, and thank you to Aimee, Rachel and Dean for working so tirelessly to put the room together in their own time!

Creating CHAOS Lottery - December Draw

Due to some technical problems, we were a little late with the December lottery draw but are happy to announce that the lucky winner was Angie Growse who won £107.50! Congrats Angie! 

The Creating CHAOS Lottery is a great way to help support the people who access CHAOS services, if you would like to find out more, please head on over to the Creating Chaos page!

The next draw will take place on Friday 26th January, good luck everyone!

CHAOS Candles

For just £4, you could have your very own Chaos candle! These scented candles would make a great gift or decoration. If you’d like to order a bespoke candle, please pop in and pick up an order form - they’re fully customisable, you’re welcome to pick the colour and if you have a mug, glass or jar that you’d like us to use to make your candle, let us know, we’ll be happy to use it.

Creating Chaos for Children in Need 2017

After a lot of hard work (and a lot of fun!), we're so proud to present the Creating Chaos music video for I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) by the Proclaimers. The young people created this video to raise money for Children in Need and also to spread awareness of the importance of Makaton Sign Language as a communication aid for people with hearing and communication difficulties. It was so great to get together with different members of the community to teach them a little bit of Makaton!

If you liked our video and would like to donate, please head on over to our JustGiving page. Every penny raised will go towards Children in Need.

A big thank you to everyone who came out to the exclusive screening, we managed to raise a massive £225.34, which will all go on to support Children in Need! We're always so blown away by how supportive you all are, thank you for coming along!

Bags of Fun at ASDA!

This month, a group of the young people took to ASDA to do some bag-packing for the public in order to raise awareness and funds for Creating Chaos - our pending charity. They did an amazing job and managed to raise £167.50, which will be helping to fund the Chaos Achievements Ball that we’ll be holding for the young people next year. A big thank you to ASDA for having us!

Sensory Thursday!

Today's sensory session was Indian themed! We had spice-scented paints, a relaxing henna-style hand tattoo and colourful mandala art.

The young people also had great fun throwing their own Holi colour festival with sensory materials like coloured rice and sand and Perler beads. And what better way to end a sensory session than by taste-testing a chicken korma, poppadoms and mango chutney!

Live Music Charity Night 2017

A huge thank you to everyone who came along to our live music night on Saturday! We managed to raise a total of £378.93 for two amazing causes; VSO and sensory equipment for the people who use Chaos services. Thank you to Lauren and Aimee for organising the night, everyone who helped out on the raffle and on the door, to all the talented performers who kept us all entertained and to everyone who came along and made the night a huge success!

Looking to join the Chaos Team?

Chaos Support is seeking to appoint full-time and part-time staff to work within our organisation, supporting young people with learning disabilities in a variety of ways. We require people to work within our day service and in our evening, weekend and overnight respite facility.

We are specifically seeking:

A full time Waking Night Support Worker
Part-time Support Workers to work evenings and weekends within our respite facility
Full time Day Service Support Workers
Applicants should have experience of working with young adults with learning disabilities, and be enthusiastic about helping young people develop and achieve. Ideally we would prefer staff with a recognised qualifications however we are very happy to support people to achieve these.

Chaos Support is an organisation that is ambitious for all young people with learning disabilities, and we expect our support team to share our commitment to providing people with the highest quality of challenges, opportunities and care.

For more information please call Amy on 02392 472061

Children in Need 2017

We’re really excited about Children in Need this year! We’ll be supporting the cause by putting together a music video with help from local services, including the fire, ambulance and police service, the Navy and staff from Asda. The young people of Chaos and employees from these services will all be learning and performing the Makaton sign language for the song ‘500 Miles’ by the Proclaimers. This is a great opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of Makaton as a communication aid, as well as getting to know some of the people providing vital services around the community, not to mention raising money for a fantastic cause! Once the video is completed, we’ll be posting it on our Facebook page and here on our website, as well as a link to a donation page if anyone feels able and willing to donate. If you're interested in being a part of our video, please contact Shelley on shelley@chaossupport.co.uk!

Having a Clear-Out?

Upcycling

After the immensely successful upcycling stall at C Fest, the Boring to Beautiful upcycling team have been on the hunt for materials to get some more projects rolling. If you have any of the following items (or anything else that could potentially be given a new lease of life!) lying around, please bring them in to us so that the young people can take them from Boring to Beautiful!

We’re currently on the lookout for candles, glass bottles, glass jars, mason jars and lids, crayons, photo frames, canvas, material scraps, CDs, Lego, nail varnish, plain white mugs, wood planks, tyres, lamps, buttons, small nails, thread, paint, spray cans, skateboards, string, pegs and anything else you think might be useful.

Thank you in advance!

Boot Sales

The Random Acts of Chaos group are also on the look-out for donations of anything that could be sold at a car boot sale. We’ll be going to several boot sales in order to help raise funds for two great causes; our Special Services Project (providing meals for those working within the emergency services - ambulance, fire service etc.) and Voluntary Services Overseas (an organisation that supports young volunteers to go to developing countries and perform community-based projects in health, education and livelihood).

If anyone is looking to have a clear-out and is able to donate anything to our boot sales, we’d be really grateful!

Also, if any of our service users would like to come and help out at the boot sales, please send an email to events@chaossupport.co.uk and we’ll send over the dates and times.