What We Do

Family Participation

PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO COVID-19 WE’VE CHANGED THE WAY WE OFFER SUPPORT THROUGH OUR GROUPS AND WHERE WE CAN, WE ARE OFFERING ONLINE SESSIONS.

Join our exciting Art Ability Zoom sessions!

We’ve been so fortunate during the pandemic to receive generous funding from Tesco, Heart of England Coronavirus Resilience Fund, Warwickshire Councillors Grants and the John Middlemore Charitable Trust so that we’re able to offer these lovely online sessions, FREE OF CHARGE.  

Email lynnebarton@entrustcarepartnership.org.uk for details of how to join in the fun!

 

 

 

 

Telling of Us

We have used the money we received from the Asda Green Token Scheme along with a fabulous grant from the Ragdoll Foundation to run some inclusive dance sessions with the delightful Mary Grigg, with whom we worked before. The Telling of Us will be the children and young people’s stories in the medium of free dance. 

In the current climate we obviously can’t run a traditional dance class but Mary has developed six YouTube sessions – so feel free to join is whenever you want by clicking here for the first session.

https://youtu.be/61LLzY6dwCA

If you need more info, contact Lynne lynnebarton@entrustcarepartnership.org.uk for further details.

Toddler Group

This friendly group welcomes parents & carers of children under five providing a safe, secure, and happy environment for all children with parents being actively involved. There are plenty of toys which help to develop children’s skills and the opportunity to engage with other families.

However of course it’s not possible for us to currently run this group like we used to but we are trying our very hardest to keep connected with parents and children in Harbury and the surrounding areas. We look forward to the day we can re-open our Group at Harbury Scout Hut, sadly we have taken advice and the Guidance is very clear – Toddler Groups must remain closed for the foreseeable future.

We do hope with the vaccination rollout, restrictions will ease as soon as it is safe to do so and Toddlers will promptly respond. Well done Warwickshire for offering the vaccine to the key groups so quickly and efficiently.

If you know of anyone with an under five do mention us to them. They can email me @lynnebartonentrustcarepartnership.org.uk to find out about our online sessions.

 

 

Walk & Talk

Here’s a novel idea – join one of our walking groups to chill out and get some fresh air and exercise all at the same time!

Funded through WPH Charitable Trust we’ve already enjoyed walks over the past couple of year’s at Ryton Pools and Stratford-upon-Avon, and we’ll definitely be looking to get more arranged for 2020 in these and other delightful locations.  So dust off the walking boots and keep an ear out for news of dates!

If you’d like to express interest in these groups, complete and return the application form in the download below.

 

Thanks to the Boparan Charitable Trust for their generous funding plus a lovely donation from Perivale Community Centre (West London). 

The Big Family Sleepover - UPDATE

We were so hoping that we’d be able to offer this fabulous weekend of fun again during 2020 – and sadly it isn’t possible for even THIS year either.  But if we can secure adequate funding we’ll be right back here in 2022 – watch this space!  In the meantime, read about it …

Our dream to organise a Community Social ‘Big Family Sleepover’ became a reality during August 2019! We brought together our community to have fun, reduce isolation and be in a place by sharing experiences in an in-depth way by having time together, building new friendships and interacting without the pressure of para medical appointments and other stresses.  The sleepover was an opportunity for disabled children to just be themselves, not be judged for their different response to life – ‘just to be’ whether that is active and physical or creative and chilled. The choice is theirs and their families.

Accommodation was in the two tented villages and some rooms in the Manor House at Blackwell Adventure Centre, a scout camp offering accessible group camping and activities.  The fabulous grant from Boporan enabled us to subsidise the cost of the weekend so that it was affordable, along with a lovely donation from the Perivale Community Centre (West London) towards this! We know how lucky we are …… .

We offered a range of activities that all families could take part in together- zip wire, climbing wall, archery, art & craft, face painting, sports, swimming,tree climbing, singing around the camp fire, rambling along nature trails and much more and we provided all the food, a cooked breakfast, Barbeque, sandwich lunch and a hog roast.

It was joyful, not too muddy or messy thanks to good weather and was such a different experience, one big family gathering in celebration of children of all abilities.   Thank you to all who joined inthe fun, we had a ball!!

Who Cares We Care

We know that Carers can suffer from poor health and back pain, find it difficult to maintain healthy diet and exercise, experience the pressures of juggling family life, be emotionally drained, stressed or sleep badly, feel emotions of guilt, resentment, anger, lifelessness and depression. Not everyone ticks all these boxes but a part of it seems to strike a chord with some of the families we talk to.

We are always keen to support families in any way we can and with this service you will be the ‘centre of attention’ for a change.  Our Who Cares We Care programme of seven sessions do just that, ask any of the carers and parents who’ve joined in over the past years!  Our latest sessions ran in May 2019, funded by the King Henry VIII Endowed Trust. These inspiring Parent and Carer Workshops not only celebrated the joys of caring for a child, young person or adult but also consider the emotional and practical stresses and what strategies can be helpful. We all learned from each other as well as the experienced practitioners.

Who Cares We Care

If you’d like to hear a clip of Lynne talking about Who Cares We Care follow this link.

Or download the report

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