SUPPORT GROUPS & PLAYSCHEMES FOR CHILDREN & FAMILIES WITH SPECIAL NEEDS.
Posted by Kat Heath on 04 Aug 2018
It can be a challenge to source the correct groups and activity sessions for children with special needs or disabilities, therefore here is a list of a few services around the Epsom and Ewell Families area providing support, advice and activities for SEN families.
RAINBOW GROUP: Thursdays 10am-12 noon. (0-11years)
An interactive and educational playgroup for children with additional needs. Siblings are welcome to attend.
Contact: Kerry Lapsley.
St. Martins Children’s Centre,
Worple Road, Epsom. KT18 7AA.
YMCA YIPEE: Term time: Saturdays 10am-4pm or Holidays: Weekdays 10am-4pm. (5-11years)
A playscheme for children with a wider range of disabilities and complexed needs. Not only helping to provide activities but also providing support and advice for families.
Contact: Alice Owen.
Linden Bridge School, Grafton Road, Worcester Park. (Termtime)
The Vale School, Beaconsfield Road, Epsom. (School Holidays)
EAST SURREY FACE TO FACE: 1st Tuesday of every month. 9.30am-11.30am (Termtime only)
A volunteer group for parents or carers of disabled or SENS children. Providing support and advice for all of your family.
Contact: Sandhya Gulati.
Banstead Children’s Centre, YMCA, The Horse Shoe, Bolters Lane, Banstead.
INTERAKTIVE: School Holidays Only. (5-16 years)
A playscheme designed for children on the autistic spectrum or with communication difficulties.
Activities include, arts and crafts, swimming alongside trips within the community such as ten pin bowling.
Linden Bridge School, Grafton Road, Worcester Park.
BANARDOS MOVING FORWARD PROJECT. (12-18 years)
Working alongside Surrey Short Breaks, the Banardos Moving Forward Project aims to empower adolescents who have a disability or learning difficulties in and around Surrey.
Focusing on promoting lifeskills and cultivating friendships.
MARY FRANCES TRUST
A local charity providing non medical help and support for those suffering from mental health illness in Epsom and Ewell.
Predominantly focusing on wellbeing and achieving goals.
Active Surrey Inclusive Sports help parents and carers find children’s clubs and organisations suitable for all abilities.
Free taster sessions are available too.
Contact: Lawrie Baker
There is also a support group on Facebook if you would like to connect with other local families with the same challenges you may be facing, you can join it here: Epsom and Ewell Special Needs Support Group.
Enjoy your summertime.