Girlguiding UK aims to provide the opportunity for girls of all abilities to have fun and grow their confidence in a girl-only environment. The organisation aims to actively involve everyone, including those with medical conditions, special educational needs and disabilities, and work to ensure that they are flexible enough to allow every member to take full part by providing support to enable this to happen.
Support available for parents/carers and Leaders who have girls with additional needs in their unit includes:
• Fund for Members with Disabilities – A grant can help with providing specialist equipment or support for disabled members on camps and other trips.
• A network of Special Needs Advisers at local level who are able to provide support and information for Leaders.
Advocacy for All run two groups in Sutton for people with learning disabilities. Information about both groups can be found below.
Speak Up: A group for adults aged 18 and over that have learning disabilities and live, work or study in the London Borough of Sutton. The aims of the group are to: give a voice to members to speak up on various issues affecting people with learning disabilities; have regular meetings to discuss useful ideas that members can take back to the council to resolve; represent people with learning difficulties at various national meetings; organise and support the Sutton Partnership board to give a voice to a wider community of people in the borough.
Action Voices: A group for young people aged 12-25 with learning disabilities. It encourages and supports it's members to speak up and to help make important changes to make life better for young people with disabilities.
Challengers play and youth schemes are where disabled children and young people feel that they belong, are safe, have fun and make friends. At every Challengers play and youth scheme there are lots of enthusiastic staff so that children and young people will always have someone to play and be with.
Disability Sports Coach (DSC) delivers a weekly multi-sport session at The David Weir Leisure Centre, Sutton. The pan disability session runs from 11.00am-12.30pm every Saturday during term time and is open to all people with a disability aged 11+ including adults. Sports offered include, boccia, football, polybat, basketball and more. Each term the Club focuses on a couple of sports which they then compete in a fun sports day against other DSC Clubs in their region.
The Dolphins Swim Club is for children and young people with learning disabilities. The session takes place at the Latchmere Leisure Centre on Friday evenings, and is for children and young people aged 5-19 years old.We are a friendly Club who play Goalball seriously for fun: come and have a go, all ages very welcome.
There are 3 discos per year held in Nork, Banstead
The Zone - Friday night youth club for young people with Down's Syndrome, and their close friends with learning disabilities. 7.30PM - 9.30PM, subscription payable half termly, £3 per session.
Epsom RDA is a registered charity and a member of the National Riding for the Disabled Association. We provide opportunities for disabled people to learn to ride to benefit their health and general well being. Sessions are held seven days a week at our own stables with indoor and outdoor riding schools.
Explorer Scouts (14–18) Explorers are encouraged to lead themselves in deciding the programme and direction of the Unit, with support and guidance from leaders.
Scouts are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities as part of their programme. "Participation" rather than meeting set standards is the key approach and for the Scout who wants to be recognised for his or her achievements there are a number of Challenges, Awards and Activity Badges. Scouts take part in a balanced programme that helps them to find out about the world in which they live, encourages them to know their own abilities and the importance of keeping fit and helps develop their creative talents. It also provides opportunities to explore their own values and personal attitudes. The 15th Wallington Scout Group provides fun and adventure for young people with additional needs. We provide Scouting for young people aged between 6 and 14 years and have strong links to the sections providing continued Scouting for 14 to 25 year olds with additional needs.
Girls Win is a free and inclusive sports and games club for young women with SEN, aged 16-25.
For enquiries, contact Maddy Ford on: 07824 589443 / email@example.com
Palace for Life Foundation run a wide and diverse disability programme that plans to give every person living with a disability the opportunity to participate in sport, improving their motor skills, physical fitness, and giving people the opportunity to develop self-esteem, confidence and gain vital interaction with new friends and the wider community. The Foundation is fully committed to reaching out to areas of the community that don’t have access to sports and physical activity.
Springboard is a unique community recreation and play centre that caters for all children and young people, including those who are disabled or have additional needs up to the age of 25.
The Wheels for All initiative is a nationally recognised programme that embraces all children, young people and adults with disabilities and differing needs, to engage in a quality cycling activity.
By using specially adapted cycles, the activities are both physically and mentally stimulating and above all fun for everyone involved.
Surrey Wheels for All offers a great opportunity to provide a friendly, safe and fun environment for developing cycling skills for all and to take a lead in opening up new paths and promoting friendly group activities that can inspire others, irrespective of their individual ability or obstacles.
Volunteers come to the farm to learn new skills, share knowledge, meet people and be inspired. Keeping a community farm running involves a wide variety of work. Most volunteers help out with practical activities, and there are opportunities to work outside in the field or inside our veg shed helping to portion and package vegetables. To volunteer, you must fill out an application form - all applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
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Sutton Mencap provides children and young people's services as follows:
After school clubs for children and young people aged 6 to 19, 3.15PM - 5.45PM, 4 nights per week, term times only.
Phoenix Rangers club for young people with Asperger's aged 14 to 19, 4.30PM - 6.30PM, 1 night per week, term time only.
Saturday clubs for children and young people aged 6 to 19, 10.00AM - 3.00PM, term time only.
Holiday clubs for children and young people aged 6 to 19, 10.00AM - 3.00PM or 4.00PM, 5 days per week during school holidays.
Referral to our young people's service is usually via the Children with Disabilities Service or the Transitions Team at the London Borough of Sutton. Please note that due to a high demand for our services there is usually a waiting list. For more information contact Asma Jacob, Sutton Mencap Children's Services Manager on 020 8647 8600 or email@example.com
Sutton Mencap also provides a range of services for those aged 19 and over. For more information contact Tammy Satchell, Sutton Mencap's Adult Services Manager on firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website.
Sutton School of Gymnastics offers gymnastics classes for all age groups and abilities.
Waggy Tails is a club for young people (13-18 years old) with special needs/disabilities, with social and communication difficulties being the common link between them. We have specially trained dogs that attend, giving our members the opportunity to interact with them and bring about confidence through responsibility. Waggy Tails happens on Wednesday's during the school term from 4.30PM to 5.45PM. The club meet at Emmanuel Church Hall, Normanton Road, South Croydon (CR2 7AF). Each session is £4. If you would like to enquire about becoming a Waggy Tails member, please get in touch or email directly on email@example.com
Exclusive swimming session for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities. There is also lots of other activities listed.
The club is open to anyone with mobility problems, balance difficulties, learning difficulties or who is visually impaired.