What We Do
DURING THE PANDEMIC WE CHANGED THE WAY WE OFFER SUPPORT THROUGH OUR GROUPS, SOME WILL BE FACE-TO-FACE BUT IN OTHER INSTANCES WE ARE OFFERING ONLINE SESSIONS. IF YOU’RE INTERESTED IN ANY OF THE SESSIONS BELOW, FOLLOW THE CONTACT DETAILS ON THE LEAFLET OR EMAIL email@example.com
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.
Toddlers takes place every Monday, 9.30-11.15am at Harbury Scout Hut, and we do hope now that we’re back for the foreseeable future.
If you know of anyone with an under five do mention us to them. They can email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out about our fun sessions.
You can read our monthly updates and forthcoming fun sessions right here …
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 the future 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 2022 - UPDATE
We were so hoping that we’d be able to offer this fabulous weekend of fun again during 2020 or even 2021 but sadly it wasn’t to be. But the good news is that we’re intending going right back there in August this year!! Watch this space, in the meantime, read about our first adventure …
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.