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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.
01372 730435.

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)
01737 222859
alice.owen@ymcaeastsurrey.org.uk

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.
01737 229230

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.
07876762178
info@interaktive.org.uk

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.
www.banardos.org.uk

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.
www.maryfrancestrust.org.uk

ACTIVITY FINDER
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
07791383733
lawrie.baker@surreycc.gov.uk

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.

Kat xx

 
Kat Heath
Kat Heath is a qualified beauty therapist and a mum of two boys, Harry and Elliott.

Kat also has been a marketing ambassador and blogger for many on-line mummy sites as well as working as a therapist for Decleor, Clarins and Guinot within Selfridges, Peter Jones and John Lewis.

Her passions are fashion, interiors, wellbeing and food!

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