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Information on some activities and services for children and young people with a disability or additional need and their families is available below.   

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Service/Provider: Action for Children Staffordshire Shared Care - Community Support Service (Aiming High Service)
Description:

Community Support Service – to support children and young people to go out in the community and access leisure activities.

When?

Dates and times will be agreed in consultation with families. 

Where? Various leisure venues across Staffordshire.
Available to:

Children and young people aged 0-17 years old with a disability or additional need from across Staffordshire. 

This service is free of charge. 

Contact details:

Jane Townsend
Telephone: 01543 510143 

  


Service/Provider: Autism West Midlands Helpline
Description: Helpline providing advice and information about Autistic Spectrum Disorders and Asperger Syndrome or Autism related services in the West Midlands. 
When? Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays 9.30am - 4pm. 
Wednesdays and Fridays 9.30am - 2.30pm. 
Closed evenings, weekends and bank holidays. 
Where?

Helpline. 

Available to: Children and young people with Autistic Spectrum Disorders or Asperger Syndrome and their families living in Staffordshire.  The service is also available to professionals. 
Contact details: Telephone: 0121 450 7575.
Email: info@autismwestmidlands.org.uk|
Website: www.autismwestmidlands.org.uk|

 

Service/Provider: Cannock and Stafford Athletics Club
Description: Track and field events for children of all abilities. 
When? Tuesdays and Thursdays 6.30 - 8.30pm.
Where? Rowley Park Stadium, Stafford. 
Available to: All children and young people aged 9 years old and above. 
Contact details: Telephone: Dave Crutchley 01922 418645.

 

Service/Provider: Carers Association Southern Staffordshire (CASS) - Young Carers Project
Description: CASS Young Carers Project offers information, advice and emotional support to children and young people under the age of 18 years old who care for somebody with a chronic/terminal illness, disability, mental health problem, alcohol or drug addiction.  Support is provided through a variety of ways including one to one support , group work and youth clubs.
When? Various times. 
Where? All services run from various venues in Tamworth, Lichfield, Stafford, Stone, Cannock, Rugeley, South Staffordshire and Burton. 
Available to: Children and young people up to 18 years old who provide care for somebody. 
Contact details: Telephone: Mandy Rollins 01785 606675.
Email: carers@gn.apc.org|

 

Service/Provider: Chase Aqua Rural Enterprise (CARE) - Countryside Activities (Aiming High Activity)
Description:

Activities include meeting small animals (chickens, rabbits, guinea pigs and turtles), collecting eggs, ‘Try It’ Angling sessions, sowing seeds, making flower planters, willow craft, cookery, pond dipping, arts and crafts plus much more. 

(Provision for wet/cold weather).

When?

10am - 1pm on:

Wednesday 23 July, Friday 25 July, Saturday 26 July, Thursday 31 July, Friday 1 August, Saturday 2 August, Thursday 7 August, Wednesday 13 August, Friday 15 August, Saturday 16 August.

Where?

CARE, Carney Pools, Bishton Lane, Wolseley Bridge, Stafford, ST18 0XE.

Available to:

5-17 year olds and their parents/carers and siblings from Staffordshire. 

Activities are suitable for young people with a wide range of disabilities and support needs. 

Disabled toilets are available.  There are ramps to all facilities and accessible pathways to all parts of the project. 

A parent/carer/support worker must stay with young people during the session.

Refreshments including tea, coffee, squash and biscuits are provided. Families are very welcome to bring packed lunches with them which they can stay and eat after the session.

This activity is free of charge. 

Booking is essential.  

Contact details:

Telephone: Carol Parkes 07772 273033  
or Carol Carney 07814 237211
Email: info@chaseaquaruralenterprise.com|

 
 

Service/Provider: Chuckle Productions - Chuckle Stars Workshops
Description:

Various musical theatre activities will be taking place including singing, dancing, acting, creating scenery/costumes and much more.  

When?

Saturdays 9.45am-12 noon. 

Where?

The Chuckle House, Unit 10, Stone Enterprise Centre, Emerald Way, Stone, ST15 0SR. 

Available to:

Young people with disabilities or additional needs and their families.  Please contact Chuckle Productions for more details on age ranges. 

Booking is essential. 

Contact details: Telephone: 07837 741510
Email: fun@chuckleproductions.org|
 
 

Service/Provider:

Crossroads Care Staffordshire - Various Activities (Aiming High Activity)

Description:

Activities for children and young people with a disability or additional need aged 8-17 years old living in Stafford, Staffordshire Moorlands and Newcastle.

Other activities will also be taking place later on in the year. Please contact Crossroads for more information.

When?

1. Playscheme at Watermill School, Chell, Stoke on Trent.

10am-3pm on: Monday 18 August, Tuesday 19 August, Wednesday 20 August, Thursday 21 August and Friday 22 August.

Available to: 8-17 year olds living in Stafford, Staffordshire Moorlands and Newcastle.

2. Swimming at Dimensions, Burslem, Stoke on Trent.

1-3pm on Saturday 6 September.

Available to: 8-17 year olds living in Stafford, Staffordshire Moorlands and Newcastle.

3. Bowling at Festival Park, Etruria, Stoke on Trent.

11am-1pm on Saturday 19 July.

Available to: 8-17 year olds living in Stafford, Staffordshire Moorlands and Newcastle.

4. Sailing at Rudyard Lake

10am-3pm on Sunday 10 August.

Available to: 8-17 year olds living in Stafford, Staffordshire Moorlands and Newcastle.

5. Day Trip on Beatrice Barge

10am-3pm on Saturday 2 August.

Available to: 8-17 year olds living in Staffordshire Moorlands.

6. BBQ and Play at Tittesworth Reservoir

11am-2.30pm on Sunday 24 August.

Available to: 8-17 year olds living in Staffordshire Moorlands.

7. Summer Playscheme at Cheadle Children’s Centre

For information on dates please contact Crossroads Care on the number below.

Available to: 8-17 year olds living in Staffordshire Moorlands.

Where?

Please see above.

Available to:

Children and young people aged 8-17 years old with a disability or additional need, living in Stafford, Staffordshire Moorlands and Newcastle. Please also see above for more information.

If spaces are available they may be offered to children and young people living in other areas of Staffordshire.

All activities are free of charge.

Booking is essential.

Please book a month in advance between the 1st and the 20th of each month or if this is not possible please contact Crossroads to see if there are any spaces left.

Contact details:

Telephone: 01782 207863



 

Service/Provider: Disabled Afloat Riverboat's Trust (DART) Holidays
Description: Short breaks and respite care for people with physical or learning disabilities together with their carers, families and friends.
When? Throughout the year.
Where? Nationwide.
Available to: All ages and various types of disabilities are catered for. 
Contact details: Telephone: Heather Hodges 07778 842358.
Email: glosdart@cix.co.uk|

 

Service/Provider: Donna Louise Trust Children's Hospice
Description: Respite and end of life care for children from all over Staffordshire and South Cheshire.  The hospice provides a safe, caring environment for children and young people who have a life threatening illness and their families.  A siblings group which provides fun activities and outings with children in similar circumstances is also available. 
When? The hospice is currently open 4 days a week. 
Where? The Donna Louise Trust Children's Hospice, Trentham, Stoke on Trent. 
Available to: Children and young people aged 0 - 19 years old who have a life threatening illness and their families. 
Contact details: Telephone: Christina Hunter 01782 654444.

 

Service/Provider: Down's Heart Group
Description: Support for people with Down's Syndrome and heart problems as well as their families and professionals working with them.  Support is available via the website, information sheets, newsletters as well as by telephone, email and face to face.  Conferences and family fun events take place throughout the year. 
When? Office hours or 24 hour answer machine.
Where? Nationwide.
Available to: People with Down's Syndrome and heart defects, their families and professionals. 
Contact details: Telephone: 0844 288 4800.
Email: info@dhg.org.uk|
Website: www.dhg.org.uk|

 

Service/Provider: Dyspraxia Support Group
Description: Support group for parents and carers of children with Dyspraxia or Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD).
When? For dates and venues of meetings please contact Hilary McFayden on the telephone number below.
Where? Meetings in Tamworth and Stafford.
Available to: Parents and carers of children with Dyspraxia or DCD. 
Contact details: Telephone: Hilary McFayden 01785 356930
Email: hilary.mcfayden@staffordshire.gov.uk|

  

Service/Provider: Helping Hands
Description:

A support group for families with children who have additional needs.  This is an informal group where parents and carers can meet and children can play in a relaxed environment. 

When? Tuesday mornings at 10am. 
Where?

Manor Hill Children's Centre, Manor Hill First School, Manor Rise, Walton, Stone, ST15 0EG. 

Available to: Children from birth to school age who have additional needs or a disability. 
Contact details: Telephone: Amy Luke 07581 212678 or Sarah Clewlow on 07791 633415
    


Service/Provider: Multi Sensory Room - Shire Hall Gallery 
Description:

The room is equipped with an interactive bubble tube, music wall, a fibre optic seat, aroma boxes filled with herbs and spices and much more.  There are also a small selection of books and CDs.  Entry is free of charge. 

When?

Drop in sessions are available for 30 minute or 1 hour slots during opening hours:
9.30am - 5pm Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
10am - 5pm Tuesday.
1 - 4pm Sunday.
It is always better to book in advance as weekends and school holidays are particularly busy.  You can book a place by contacting the number below or by visiting the Gallery's front desk. 

Where? Shire Hall Gallery, Market Square, Stafford, ST16 2LD.
Available to: All.
Contact details:

Telephone: 01785 278345.
Website: www.staffordshire.gov.uk/shirehallgallery| 

  

Service/Provider: National Autistic Society, Stafford Branch - Stay and Play Club (Aiming High Activity)
Description:

Drop in sessions for children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder’s and their families.  Activities include indoor and outdoor play, sensory room, arts and crafts and much more.  Parents and carers have access to a resource box with books and magazines on Autism.  

When?

Saturdays (10.30am - 12.30pm) on:

  • 5 and 19 July 
  • 2 and 16 August 
  • 6 and 20 September
Where?

Littleworth Community Centre, St Thomas Street, Stafford, ST16 3UU.

Available to:

Children with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder aged 3-11 years old, their siblings and families from across Staffordshire.

A voluntary contribution of £1 per child is requested. 

Contact details:

Mandy Binns - 07789 032153
Sarah Binks - 07760 891699
Email: stafford@nas.org.uk| 
Facebook - NAS Stafford Branch

 

Service/Provider:

National Autistic Society, Stafford Branch - Youth Club (Aiming High Activity)

Description:

Youth Club for children and young people aged 11–16 years old who have an Autistic Spectrum Disorder.  A range of activities are available within the centre including cooking, arts and crafts, social skills and group activities. Activities focus on developing everyday life skills e.g. independent shopping, cooking, using public transport. Sessions also take place in the community and are chosen by the young people e.g. bowling, swimming and cinema.

When?

Saturdays on:

  • 12 and 19 July
  • 2 and 16 August,
  • 6 and 20 September

Activities and times can vary so please contact us before attending.  

Where?

Littleworth Community Centre, St Thomas Street, Stafford, ST16 3UU.

Activities also take place in the community in various locations in Stafford and surrounding areas. 

Available to:

Young people with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder aged 11–16 years old from across Staffordshire.

A voluntary contribution of £1 per child is requested. 

Booking is essential.

Contact details:

Mandy Binns - 07789 032153
Sarah Binks - 07760 891699
Email: stafford@nas.org.uk|
Facebook - NAS Stafford Branch
 



 

Service/Provider:

National Autistic Society, Stafford Branch - Summer Playscheme (Aiming High Activity)

Description:

Lots of fun activities for children and young people with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families including play sessions and day trips to a range of attractions including Alton Towers Water Park and Trentham Monkey Forest during the summer holidays. 

When?

1. The Play Shed

9-11am on: Monday 28 July, Monday 4 August, Monday 11 August, Monday 18 August. 

Play sessions for children and young people who have an Autism Spectrum Disorder, their families and friends. There will be exclusive use of the facilities with relaxed height restrictions.   

Venue: The Play Shed, Stafford, ST16 2EX. 

Voluntary contribution of £1 per child, per session (this can be given on the day of each session).    

2. Birches Valley Trip - Tuesday 22 July.   

Meet up at Birches Valley Visitor Centre at 11am for a fun day, bring a picnic. Suitable for all ages.

3. Monkey Forest Trip - Thursday 31 July.

Meet up at the Monkey Forest, Trentham, Stoke on Trent, ST4 8AY at 11am.

Bring your own lunch or use the facilities available. Suitable for all ages.   

Voluntary contribution of £3 per person. 

4. Tour of Stafford Fire Station - Tuesday 5 August.

Meet at Stafford Fire Station, Beaconside, Stafford, ST18 0DD at 2.30pm for a tour of the fire station and a chance to meet the firemen. (Please be aware that if there is an emergency at the fire station, the tour will have to be cancelled and rearranged for another date).  

5. Fishing/Horticulture Day - Tuesday 12 August.

Meet at Albrighton Trust Moat and Gardens, Blue House Lane, Albrighton, Near Wolverhampton, WV7 3FL at 10am.  

A day of two activities - fishing and a horticulture experience, including use of the sensory garden. This activity is appropriate for children aged 8 and over. Please bring a packed lunch. 

Voluntary contribution of £3 per child.   

6. Alton Towers Waterpark - Wednesday 13 August.

Alton Towers Waterpark, Alton, Staffordshire, ST10 4DB. Meet us at the Waterpark reception at 9.45am. Session is 10am-2.30pm.

Voluntary contribution of £5 per person.   

7. Stafford Castle
- Tuesday 19 August.

Meet at Stafford Castle, Newport Road, Stafford, ST16 1DJ at 10.30am for a number of activities including arming the knight and tour of the castle with total use of all of the facilities. Bring your own lunch. Suitable for all ages.

Voluntary contribution of £2 per child.   

8. Lower Drayton Farm Trip - Wednesday 27 August. 

Lower Drayton Farm, Lower Drayton Lane, Penkridge, ST19 5RE.  Meet up at the farm at 10.30am. Open to the whole family.   

Voluntary contribution of £2 per child. 

9. End of Summer Party - Friday 29 August, 4-6pm.

Venue: Littleworth Community Centre, St Thomas Street, Stafford, ST16 3UU. 

Magic show, balloon modelling, disco and party games. Please bring a plate of food for your child. Suitable for all ages.  

Voluntary contribution of £2 per child.

 

 

Where?

Please see above. 

Available to:

Children and young people who have an Autism Spectrum Disorder, their families and friends from Staffordshire. Children and young people must be accompanied and supervised by a parent/carer at all times.   

To book places please complete and return the booking form below along with cheques for any voluntary contributions (except for the Play Shed sessions which can be accepted at the event) to: Mandy Binns, 11 Pine Crescent, Walton on the Hill, Stafford, ST17 0ND.

 Word DocumentNAS Stafford Summer Scheme Booking Form 2014|

Please make any cheques payable to: The Stafford Branch of the National Autistic Society.

Booking forms may also be emailed to: Stafford@nas.org.uk|

If you have any questions about this process or the activities, please contact Mandy or Sarah on 07762105706 or 07760891699 or email Stafford@nas.org.uk|

Contact details:

Mandy or Sarah - 07762105706 or 07760891699
Email: Stafford@nas.org.uk|



  

Service/Provider: National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS)
Description:

NDCS is a national charity which aims to create a world without barriers for deaf children and young people.  NDCS is made up of families, parents and carers who provide emotional and practical support through a freephone helpline and other support services.  Free membership is available to parents, carers and professionals who support deaf children and young people.  NDCS can also help with welfare rights, benefit claims and with making educational choices.  Events and activities are free to members. 

When? Freephone helpline is open Monday - Friday 9.30am - 5pm and Saturday 9.30am - 12pm.
Where? Nationwide.
Available to: Parents and carers of deaf children aged 0 - 18 years.
Contact details:

Freephone Helpline: 0808 800 8880.
Email: helpline@ndcs.org.uk|

 

Service/Provider: Progressive Sports
Description: Football and other sports courses in the school holidays. 
When? Various dates and times. 
Where? Various locations in Staffordshire.
Available to: All children and young people aged 5 - 13 years old including those with disabilities.
Contact details: Telephone: 0845 0941827.
Email: info@progressive-sports.co.uk|

 

Service/Provider: Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA)
Description: RDA supports people with disabilities to horse ride to benefit their health and wellbeing and to achieve their goals. 
When? Variety of times - please contact Susie Guild on the number below for more information. 
Where? RDA centres are based in various parts of Staffordshire.  For details on venues please contact Susie Guild on the number below. 
Available to: Disabled people aged 4 years old and above. 
Contact details: Telephone: Susie Guild 01785 850473. 
   


Service/Provider: Sherratts Wood CIC - Farm Visits (Aiming High Activity)
Description:

Get involved in looking after a range of animals including horses, pigs, goats and turkeys, grow and cook your own food, enjoy walks in the countryside and take part in woodland craft and den building. Learn lots, have fun and make new friends.

When?

10am-3pm, Thursdays on the following dates:

24 July, 31 July, 7 August, 14 August, 21 August and 28 August.

Where?

Sherratts Wood Farm, Middleton Green, Leigh, ST10 4PQ.

Available to:

5 - 17 year olds living in Staffordshire.  Activities are suitable for young people with a wide range of disabilities and support needs.   

Parents and carers are also welcome to join in but do not need to stay.    

Support for children with personal care needs is not available, however, parents/carers are welcome to attend with children who need this support. A disabled accessible toilet is available and wheelchair access is available to parts of the farm. 

Lunch can be provided for £3 (please book this in advance). Alternatively please take your own packed lunch.  

Free transport from Newcastle/Hanley areas is available - please contact Louise for more information. 

This activity is free of charge.  

Booking is essential. 

Contact details:

Louise
Telephone: 01889 502662 or 07714 288247
Email: louise@sherrattswood.com|



 

Service/Provider: Sibs
Description: Sibs is the UK organisation for brothers and sisters of disabled children and adults.  Support and information is available for siblings who are growing up with or who have grown up with a brother or sister with any disability, long term chronic illness, or life limiting condition. 
When? Various times. 
Where? Please see contact details below.
Available to: Siblings who are growing up with or who have grown up with a brother or sister with any disability, long term chronic illness, or life limiting condition. 
Contact details: Telephone: 01535 645453.
Email: info@sibs.org.uk|
Website: www.sibs.org.uk|

 

Service/Provider: Socatots
Description: Football lessons for children aged 2 - 5 years old.
When? Various dates throughout the year.
Where? Various locations in Staffordshire. 
Available to: All children aged 2 - 5 years old including those with disabilities.
Contact details: Telephone: Eddie Wray 07970 100705.
Email: e.ray@socatots.com|

  

Service/Provider: Special Friends Online
Description: Social networking website for children and young people with learning difficulties and their families as well as professionals.  The What's On Guide section of the website has information about local events and activities. 
When? Ongoing.
Where? www.specialfriendsonline.com| 
Available to: Children and young people of all ages with learning difficulties as well as their families and professionals.  Membership is free and available to everyone who has access to an email address.  There is a facility on the site for people who find it difficult to use a keyboard. 
Contact details: Email: info@specialfriendsonline.com|

 

Service/Provider: Specialist Support Service, Visual Impairment Team - Various Activities (Aiming High Activity)
Description:

Activities for children and young people with a visual impairment and their siblings.

When?

1. Pony Trekking - Cannock Chase Trekking Centre on Friday 11 July, 6-8pm.

2. Other activities - for information on other activities taking place throughout the year please contact Sarah Wallett using the contact details below.

Where?

Please see above.

Available to:

Children and young people with a visual impairment aged 5-17 years old from Staffordshire. Siblings and friends are also welcome to take part in some activities.

All activities are free of charge.

Booking is essential.

Contact details:

Sarah Wallett
Telephone: 01785 356838
Email: sarah.wallett@staffordshire.gov.uk|



  

Service/Provider:

Sport Across Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent (SASSOT) - Inspire Sports Clubs (Aiming High Activity)

Description:

Inspire Multi Sports Clubs offering a range of sports.  

When?

Various times and venues.  For more information please follow this link to the Sport Across Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent website|.   

Where? Please see above. 
Available to:

Children and young people with a disability or additional need aged 5-17, siblings and parents from across Staffordshire.

All activities are free of charge. 

Contact details:

Telephone: 01785 619585
Email: disabilitysport@staffordbc.gov.uk|

For more information or to register for any of the clubs please contact Sport Across Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent using the contact details above or visit the website using the link above.  Please note that sessions are subject to change - please check before attending.   

      

Service/Provider: Staffordshire Football Association - After School Football (Aiming High Activity)
Description:

Free after school football sessions for children and young people with a disability or additional need.

Courses last for 10 weeks and run at a range of educational establishments and community venues including mainstream schools, colleges, special schools and short stay schools.

Schools, colleges and community groups interested in offering this activity should contact Staffordshire FA on the contact details below.

When?

Times vary at each venue. 

Where?

Various schools/colleges/venues across Staffordshire. 

Available to:

Children and young people aged 5-17 years with a disability or additional need from across Staffordshire. 

Parents, carers and siblings are also welcome to attend. 

This activity is free of charge. 

Contact details:

Jamie Leaning
Telephone: 01785 256994 or 07816 536446 
Email: jamie.leaning@staffordshirefa.com |



 

Service/Provider: Staffordshire Football Association - Holiday Club
(Aiming High Activity)
Description:

Fun games, competitions and much more. Sessions will be adapted to suit the needs of the young people. 

When?

Wednesdays 10.30am-2.30pm on:

23 July, 30 July, 6 August, 13 August, 20 August and 27 August.

Where?

Stafford Sports College, Wolverhampton Road, Stafford, ST17 9DJ. 

Available to:

5-16 year olds (older children may be considered if spaces are available). Activities are suitable for young people with a wide range of disabilities and support needs. Support with personal care needs is not available. Parents/carers and siblings also welcome. To take part in the trips during week 6, young people must have attended at least 2 other sessions. If your child requires emergency medication e.g. insulin to be administered please discuss this with the coaches at the sessions. 

This activity is free of charge. 

Booking is essential. 

Contact details:

Jamie Leaning
Telephone: 01785 256994 or 07816 536446
Email: jamie.leaning@staffordshirefa.com|



 

Service/Provider: Staffordshire Wildlife Trust - Family Fun Day (Aiming High Activity)
Description:

Lots of fun outdoor activities for the whole family including games, bug hunts, shelter building and much more!  

When?

Saturday 20 September (10am-1pm)

Where?

The Wolseley Centre, Wolseley Bridge, near Rugeley, ST17 0WT.

Available to:

4-17 year olds and their parents/carers and siblings from Staffordshire. 

Parents/carers must stay with their children throughout the activity. 

The venue has disabled toilets and accessible pathways but it is advisable to check with staff before your visit to make sure that the venue is suitable for your child’s needs. Activities are suitable for young people with a variety of disabilities but personal care cannot be provided by staff. 

This activity is free of charge.

Booking is essential.

Contact details:

Telephone: 01889 880105
Email: education@staffs-wildlife.org.uk|



 

Service/Provider: Staffordshire Wildlife Trust - Nature Tots (Aiming High Activity)
Description:

Learn more about nature with lots of hands on craft activities, outdoor exploration and story time.

When?

Wednesdays, 10am-12 noon on:

2 July, 16 July and 17 September.

Where?

The Wolseley Centre, Wolseley Bridge, near Rugeley, ST17 0WT.

Available to:

For children under 5 years with a disability or additional need and their parents/carers.

All activities are free of charge.

Booking is essential.

Contact details:

Telephone: 01889 880105
Email: education@staffs-wildlife.org.uk|

   


Service/Provider: Staffordshire Wildlife Trust - Wild Play (Aiming High Activity)
Description:

Lots of exciting activities including mini-beast hunting, pond dipping, grass sledging, assault courses, den building and games. 

When?

10am-3pm on:     

Monday 21 July, Thursday 31 July, Thursday 14 August, Monday 18 August, Thursday 21 August and Thursday 28 August.   

Where?

The Wolseley Centre, Wolseley Bridge, near Rugeley, ST17 0WT.

Available to:

8-14 year olds from Staffordshire. This activity is accessible for young people with a wide range of disabilities and support needs. 

Parents and carers do not need to stay. Support with personal care needs is not available, however, parents/carers are welcome to attend with young people who need this support.

The site has a disabled toilet and is accessible for young people who use a wheelchair but please discuss this with the activity leader when booking.  

This activity is free of charge.

Booking is essential. 

Contact details:

Telephone: 01889 880105
Email: education@staffs-wildlife.org.uk|

     
 

Service/Provider:

Staffordshire Umbrella Network (SUN Groups)

 

Description: A network of parent representatives and professionals who are interested in looking at issues affecting children with special educational needs and disabilities and their families.
When?

Various times.

Where?

Various venues.

Available to:

Parents of children with special education needs or disabilities and professionals. 

Contact details:

For more information please contact Marie Wood from the Parent Partnership Service at spps@staffordshire.gov.uk|

  


Service/Provider: Staffordshire Young People's Service
Description: Activities for disabled children and young people. 
When?

Monday 6.30 - 8.30pm at Burntwood Youth Centre.
Wednesday 6.30 - 8.30pm Nether Stowe Youth Centre.
Saturday (starting in the summer holidays) 1 - 3pm at Nether Stowe Youth Centre.

Where? Please see above.
Available to: Young people in year 7 and above on Monday and Wednesday and young people aged 16 and above on Saturdays.  Activities are suitable for children with a variety of disabilities.
Contact details:

Burntwood - Nicky Johnson 01543 510495
Nether Stowe - Jon Harris 01543 512125

 

Service/Provider: steps
Description: Helpline for parents and carers of children with lower limb conditions. 
When? Various times.
Where? Helpline.
Available to: Parents and carers of children with lower limb conditions. 
Contact details: Telephone: Joanne Thompson 01827 737874. 
Helpline:  01925 750271

 

Service/Provider: Steps Charity - Toy Library
Description:

A toy library offering specialised and mainstream toys which have been specially adapted for use by disabled children.  Steps offers a postal library membership scheme, where for a fee, families can access over 4,000 toys.  For more information please see the poster and booklet below:

PDF Document Steps Toy Library Poster|

PDF Document Steps Membership Scheme Booklet|

 

When? Please see above. 
Where? Toys are delivered directly to families. 
Available to: Children and young people with physical disabilities, learning disabilities or developmental delay. 
Contact details:

Steps Charity:
Telephone: 01803 214124.
Website: www.stepscharity.org|

  


Service/Provider: The Lighthouse Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Support Group
Description:

Support group run by parents and carers of young people with ADHD and associated behavioural problems.  Information and resources are available to borrow and family events take place throughout the year. 

When? Support meetings take place once a month starting at 7.30pm.  Family events take place at various times throughout the year.  Please visit the website or contact the helpline below for more information. 
Where?

Support meeting held at the Barley Mow, Milford, Stafford, ST17 0UW.

Available to: Parents and carers of young people with ADHD and associated behavioural problems. 
Contact details: Telephone: 07754 822288.
Email: contact@lighthousegroup.org.uk|
Website: www.lighthousegroup.org.uk| 

 

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