Hot Off the Press!
Introducing our New Year Roadshow for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities and their families. We are inviting families to take part in the Essex Short Breaks, Clubs & Activities, Roadshow, including tickets to performances, shows and events with partners across Essex.
FREE fun programmes for kids and young people to become fitter and healthier! We can offer 'tailor-made' programmes for all age groups. For help and advice - 0800 022 4524 OR firstname.lastname@example.org
Essex County Council is offering Free handy English classes to parents, grandparents and carers. For further information phone 0345 603 7635 OR FREE courses
Our Young Carers Projects include Respite Clubs, Trips, Family Support Worker, School Link Work, Young Adult Carer Transitional Support (all services are free of charge). For more information please visit the website www.affc.org.uk
Cineworld, Odeon and Vue Cinemas now host Autism Friendly Films:-
If you receive DLA, don't forget to apply for your Cinema Card entitling you to FREE entry for any accompanying adult taking your child to the cinema.
This year Barleylands has lots of events coming up. Click here for more information
We aim to develop the children and young people's independence, self-esteem and social skills in a supportive environment. For more information on what they offer please click here
There will be an Open Day on 15th October from 11am-2pm. Further details are below.
Falcon Bowling and Social Club are offering Taster Sessions every Friday night at 6.30pm and Junior sessions at 4.15pm. For more information see the following link
Looking after 0-2 year olds? Would you like to improve your English - meetings start 24th November. For further details click here
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Every Friday evening between 7.30-9.30pm for ages 9-14-year-olds. Membership £3.00 - Members £1.00. For more information please call - 01245 478679
Essex Youth Choirs offer an opportunity for young people aged 5–18 to rehearse for one day. There is also a ‘Fun Singers’ session in the afternoon which is aimed at 4-7 year olds.
The workshops are led by some of the finest and most experienced choral animateurs in Essex. ‘Choir In A Day’ introduces young people to different styles of singing and offers the experience of singing in a large group. Click HERE for further details
Cirdan Sailing Trust provided children life skills about living and working on large vessels. For further information please see the attached below and the following website - www.cirdantrust.org
Want a more energy efficient home? Other concerns; debts, benefits, housing but unsure where to go? For further information please contact us on:
email@example.com OR 01245 205 562
Make a cannon and build a fort. Will your fort stay standing? recommended for ages 5-12. Sessions run from 10am -2pm, repeated at 1-3pm. Click HERE
CoCoCare have lots of events on offer including, After School Clubs, Half Term Workshops, Environmental Awareness Performance and Dance Classes. Click HERE for details.
Essex County Council has produced a leaflet. Please see further details attached below.
Dance 21 is a dance group for young people with Downs Syndrome aged between 5-16 years old. Further details are attached below.
Do you have a son or daughter aged 8 and under who just wants to dance and be part of a group? Look no further. Diddidance run classes just for children with additional needs and we would love to see you! diddidance.com
This organisation can accommodate people of all ages and abilities with learning difficulties, physical disabilities and mental health illnesses. Their website explains in more depth exactly what they do and who they are http://disability4sport.co.uk
Galleywood Library - 15th February at 11am. Learn how to care for your dog and become a responsible dog owner, learn how to bahave around dogs, dog themed craft activities, suitable for children aged 7-11. Free tickets are available from Galleywood Library from 25th January.
Epping Forest are offering lots of actitivies including multi-sports, boxing and lots more. Please click HERE for more information
Every other Wednesday - term time only - drop in sessions, School House opposite Moulsham Junior School ideal if you are worried or have concerns about your child's health. See attachment below.
Are you a parent carer of a child or young person aged 0-25 with additional needs or disabilities? Do you believe families' voices should be heard to ensure services in Essex meet the needs of our children and young people? Then come along to our launch event and discover how together we can help share the future for our families. Click HERE for further details
Abbotts Farm (Essex Wildlife Trust) are holding Sunday Afternoon Sessions for the Family from 5th March. For further details please see attachment below.
Do your children love to be outdoors?
Let them get outside and be active! Go bug hunting, build dens, balance on rope walks, make woodland craft, use tools, create wild art, play woodland games and learn how to light fires. For more information visit Facebook page - Essex Wildlife Trust - Forest School and Outdoor Learning OR www.essexwt.org.uk/whats-on
Essex Youth Service is offering a Youth Centre in Galleywood on Thursdays 6.30-8.30pm for young people aged 13-19 years. For more information please contact Louise Bruder at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone Louise on 07827 255 955.
Every Monday at Chelmsford County Girls High School. Beginners Tap, Contemporary, Commerical/Street, Cheerleading. For further information www.gstars.co.uk OR 07900 211137 OR
Essex Fire Service recommends that each floor of your home has a working smoke alarm fitted. These should be tested on a weekly basis and batteries replaced if necessary.
We provide smoke alarms completely free of charge. To arrange a free home fire safety visit from one of our technicians contact us now.
www.essex-fire.gov.uk - 0300 303 0088
Lots of exciting activities are happening here throughout spring. Click HERE for more information.
The Papworth Trust offers Youth and Holiday Clubs for children throughout the year. For more information, check out their website Papworth Trust, email - email@example.com OR phone them 0800 952 5000 - 07891 006522.
Would you like to take part in the above? There are four circular cycle routes through the Essex countryside from Hatfield Peverel. For more information please see - Ride for Helen OR call 01245 380719.
Sky Ropes consists of two courses: a junior low ropes course for younger children, and a double level high ropes course for adults and older children. More details are below, or alternatively, you can book at - www.visitparks.co.uk
A new Activity Centre based in Basildon that offers a wide range of activities and bespoke courses for young adults with learning difficulties - 01268 901516 OR firstname.lastname@example.org
The Hut Youth Centre in Braintree currently offers several nights per week for young people to go along. They do not currently have a specific SEN night but if numbers increase they are more than willing to open up another day.
The current opportunities are:-
Tuesday Drop-in Session
4.30-6pm for 11-16-year-olds
Tuesday Music Club
7.30-9pm for 11-18-year-olds
Friday Drop in Club
7.30-9pm for 14-18-year-olds
The Hut Youth Centre, Project Charity, 10 Leather Lane, Braintree, CM7 1UZ
Tel No. 01376 344407
The Zone is a day centre run by CLASS (UK) Limited provides a range of group or individual activities for young adults with learning disabilities or complex needs. Through tailored timetables we can identify and develop a range of activities to develop individuals in a meaningful and consistent way, widen their access to society and help them find their valued place within the community.
For more details - email@example.com
The Zone at Columbus School - 01245 491492
For information on days out for Winter 2017 please click HERE
The Wickford Trampoline Centre has been built for people with disabilities and/or special needs in mind. 1a London Road, Wickford SS12 0AW. Open all year round. For further details contact 01268 906269 OR firstname.lastname@example.org
Have fun, make friends, PLAY FOOTBALL. Mondays 5-6pm. www.cu-fu.com/club/fitc/
This group offers Young People a chance to learn and practice music in a safe place. The group includes: