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
We were so hoping that we’d be able to offer this fabulous weekend of fun again following our amazing weekend back in 2019 but sadly it wasn’t to be. We’ll keep you posted if we’re successful in securing funding for another great adventure at Blackwell but in the meantime, if you weren’t lucky enough to join us in 2019 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 in the fun, we had a ball!!