Short Breaks for Disabled Children & Young People 2011 – 2012
There are many opportunities for fun throughout the town where children with disabilities and/or their whole family can enjoy themselves. For up to date details of what events are happening during the holidays and at weekends/after school in Children’s Centres, schools, clubs and elsewhere please contact the
Family Information Service on 01702 215007.
Kingsdown School , St Christophers and Lancaster Schools
All have Holiday clubs running at various times in school holidays. Please contact the schools direct for more information. Kingsdown School 01702 527486.
St. Christophers 01702 524193. Lancaster School 01702 342543.
Residential holiday for youngsters with physical/mobility impairments 26 – 28 October. Contact Phillippa on 020 7798 6125 or email email@example.com
Kingsdown After School Clubs (age range 3 - 14 yrs)
A wide range of activities to stretch the imagination and a chance to learn new skills. For more information contact Donna Slattery on 01702 527486
Mencap 5 – 8s Holiday Club
To get information on the range of Mencap activities on offer contact Southend Mencap on 01702 341250 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Peer Mentoring Project (age range 13-25 yrs)
Working (and playing!) with young adults who have been trained to be a mentor/befriender, the young person with disabilities will access community activities and take part in the Southend Youth Council. For more information contact Rob Pittaway on 01702 534590.
Family Creative Arts Workshops
A series of family based creative arts sessions starting in the autumn. Contact email@example.com 01702 215624
Watersport at the Southend Marine Activities Centre
A chance for young people with disabilities to try out a wide range of water based sports. Subsidised places available on their Multi sports courses in the summer holidays. For more information contact Gary Weeks on 01702 612770
Purple Goat Drama Event at the Cliffs Pavilion.
This popular drama group will work with 15 disabled young people and a cast of 50 local children for 8 days in the summer holidays – culminating with a public performance.
Contact 0208 6878967 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Multi Sports Taster Day at Garons
Swimming and Leisure Centre - a chance to try out a range of exciting sport and water activities on 17th September for free! More details to come via schools but to get earliest info contact Luke Greenway on 01702 442902
Will be offering a range of exciting opportunities for youngsters with hearing impairment. Group events and the chance to join in local youth clubs, sports activities etc with a signer will be available. Contact Andrew Eadie 0845 688 2525 Minicom 0845 688 2527
White Bus Film Club
Is back for the autumn season showing films in their private cinema where your youngster can show their enjoyment as noisily as they like! Films will be announced via flyers sent by the schools and the newsletter but to sign up for more information contact Malcolm on 07951 716339
Is offering an exciting programme of challenges and opportunities in their ‘Heptathlon’ where young people (14+) will be supported to complete the challenges including music making, cookery, puppetry, dance, circuit training and more. Run on Saturdays 11 - 4pm. Contact on Syrie Cox 01702 301301
The Southend Toy Library
Will be taking members to enjoy water sports at the Southend Marine Activity Centre. For more information about this and the Toy Library contact the Lighthouse Child Development Centre on 01702 508180
Service special story sessions. With the exciting Story Bags that have been bought the Library will soon be offering story sessions for older children with disabilities - be involved with Roald Dahl‟s Matilda and other stories. Kits will also be available for other organisations to use in the library. For further details contact email@example.com or 01702 215011