What We Do
Short Break Care
What our Grandparents said about our programme –
“This is a very important programme. I wish it could have been continuing – perhaps meeting quarterly to share current problems and get advice from other grandparents, face to face is what is needed.”
“I really enjoyed the workshops and have gained a lot of knowledge from the sessions. Therefore, I will be able to deal more effectively with the situation I am in.”
“The discussion helped with personal issues, knowing what help is available is comforting.”
“Well-structured and managed.”
“Enjoyed listening to speakers and interacting with other grandparents in similar situations. Thank you very informative.”
Grandparents Matter Too
Grandparents Matter Too was a series of three linked Workshops supporting grandparents of disabled children & young people – Disabling conditions, challenges & supportive strategies to cope – Self care, acceptance & understanding – Conflict Resolution within families & between adult children and parenting styles
Funded by Warwick District Council, we were able to offer a supportive environment in which to explore some of the conflicting emotions experienced, each Workshop was hosted by a different skilled Guest Presenter. We shared useful information about how as grandparents we can best support our grandchild/ren and our family. We had a super time and shared lunch made by pupils at Round Oak Special School, which gave us further opportunities to get to know each other. Our planned reunion is scheduled for Wednesday 15th May – we look forward to seeing you then! Look left for details ….. 🙂
Would an Entrust Care Partner make a difference to your life?
Entrust Care Partners are individuals offering support to children, young people or adults on a one-to-one basis. Our employees have had all the necessary checks and will be carefully matched and trained to meet your specific requirements. Flexible working hours can be negotiated to suit your needs at reasonable and competitive costs.
Download our leaflet here and read this lovely testimonial from one of the families we support.
Opportunities for Budding Footballers .....
We were delighted that WPH Charitable Trust were able to generously fund our sportforyou.com programme in 2016/17 enabling Entrust Care Partnership to run sport sessions that were a great success with disabled young people and their families. Furthermore, they ‘opened’ doors to the Corporate and Community World of Rugby and Cricket in a way never imagined, thus leaving a lasting legacy in improving the lives of young people and their sporting opportunities, promoting improved health through exercise whilst offering respite care to their parents and carers.
Major support from the fabulous Wasps RFC and the Warwickshire Cricket Board allowed us to run our groups branded Sporting Chance, supporting disabled youngster’s aged between 11 and 19 to access a variety of outdoor sports in order to improve levels of fitness through exercise.
For 2019 we’re delighted to announce a collaboration with Sky Blues in the Community, the official charity arm of Coventry City Football Club. They actively seek to contribute to local, regional, and national priorities, using the football club to positively impact on a range of agendas such as physical activity, health and well-being, community safety, community cohesion, employment and skills. And what joy, we will be establishing an all ability Football Team in the Warwick /Leamington area. Personnel from Sky Blues in the Community will be responsible for coaching the team and we’re getting our team of ‘volunteer’ coaches in place!. We are sure this will lead to other good things happening with the club. #HappyFootball
Out & About Service
In October 2014 we launched a brand new service, thanks to the generosity of BBC Children in Need!
The Out and About Service provides volunteer befrienders who work with families across Warwickshire and Solihull to offer the opportunity for disabled children and young people to enjoy activities of their choice, out and about in the community or at home with the support of a volunteer. We regularly publish a blog on the Share the News page, so keep checking to see how it’s going.
We’re now into our FIFTH amazing year since this service started – NO WE CAN’T BELIEVE IT EITHER! and we’re still supporting lots of families. Every year we submit our report to BBC Children in Need, so they can see how well their money is being spent. Download more information here.
At Entrust Care Partnership we like to try and offer support to the whole family. One of the ways in which we have done this is seek funding to support brothers and sisters of children with additional needs. Through our ‘Siblings Groups’ we have offered a safe and caring environment for Siblings to come together and enjoy time that is just for them. At these groups sessions we have explored feelings and emotions through games, art and craft activities, as well as have fun and take part in high energy activities such as Zumba, Cheerleading and Horse Riding.
Siblings Film & Drama
We were lucky enough to work with Simon from Reeleyes, who delivered a 12 week Film and Drama workshop. The youngsters enjoyed a variety of drama games, more than just a few chuckles were had!!! They also had the opportunity to explore topics such as the use of the green screen, the lightbox for animation, creating and drawing stories, learning about some of the behind the scenes tricks. Slow motion and fast motion, to name a few.
Moonbird & Me
Siblings group for children aged five and above which uses creative drama and story to explore feelings and emotions associated with family life where there is a disabled sister or brother within the family unit, and was hosted by Lydia from SpOT Drama.
We based the drama sessions around themes using picture, story books as a stimulus for discussion and interpretation, which lent themselves to dramatic opportunities to act out the story’s themes of family life, anger, relationships, achievements, positive images of disability and the children’s own stories.
Will you tell us what you need from us?
We’re developing our services to offer further support for young people and adults with additional needs/disabilities. We would like to gather your views on what help and support you’d like to see/be made available/find helpful and we would be grateful if you would spend just a few moments answering some questions. Download the form, fill it in and email back to firstname.lastname@example.org. It’s all confidential and we’d appreciate your input.