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.
Diamond provides therapeutic riding and carriage driving for children, young people and adults with disabilities. The age you can start will depend on your disability, but is usually at the age of 5. There are special programmes for specific disabilities that start at age 3. You will need to put on your child or young person's name on the waiting list, which is currently 2 years.
Accredited by Badminton England as a Performance Centre, our excellent standards of coaching & superb facilities mean that we’re in a unique position to provide the highest levels of support and training for players with disabilities. We have recently constructed a new accessible wet room with full shower facilities. This was made possible with the generous help of the The London Marathon Charitable Trust, Badminton England & Surrey Badminton.
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.
Spangles (external link) - A drama, dance and music group for youngsters with Down's syndrome aged 5-15. Meet Wednesdays term time 4.45pm - 5.45 pm. Cost £7 per session: payable half termly.
Chatterbox (external link) - Speech therapy groups for ages 5-15 supervised by Symbol UK. Thursdays at 4PM and 5PM for 50 minutes. Cost £10 per session.
EcoLocal’s cycling activities are good fun, sociable and a great way to get some exercise! Our range of cycles means everyone can get involved. We welcome all abilities and our activities are accessible for those with disabilities. We run regular inclusive cycling sessions for adults and those aged 14+, who would like an opportunity to experience cycling, learn to ride, regain cycling confidence, improve cycling skills, socialise and get gentle exercise in safe off-road environment. In school holidays, we often run family cycling sessions for children aged 7+ accompanied by an adult. We offer cycle roadshows to community groups, schools and events, as well as special Cub Scout cycling badge sessions. A drama, dance and music group for youngsters with Down's syndrome aged 5-15. Meet Wednesdays term time 4.45pm - 5.45pm. Cost £7 per session: payable half termly.
The Engine Shed is bringing train sets to St Nicholas Community Hall in Sutton every month. The Engine Shed is a special interest group for autistic children and young people who like trains. They can play, talk and enjoy their interest in a welcoming, safe and relaxing environment - and their parents/carers can talk in a supportive atmosphere. No formal autism diagnosis is necessary. The event is suitable for children and young people aged 4-14, and siblings and friends are very welcome to come too. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times during the event.
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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. The age you can start will depend on your disability, but is usually at the age of 5. There are special programmes for specific disabilities that start at age 3. You will need to put on your child or young person's name on the waiting list, which is currently 2 years.
Focus Surrey is a Saturday club in Cheam for children and young people with autism aged 2-16. The club runs September-December and February-May/June (dependent on where Easter falls). The club runs from 10AM-12noon for children aged 2-10, and then from 1PM-3PM for children and young people aged 11-16. The club is also a place where parents/carers can meet other parents/carers in similar positions and listen to talks from guest speakers on autism-related subjects. *Please note that parents/carers must stay on-site for the duration of the club.* Register a child or young person.
Get on Downs is a parent led support group for families with children and young people with Down's syndrome or have has a pre-natal diagnosis. We meet every Wednesday, 9.30-11.30AM in term-time at the PlayWise Hub in Sutton Library for good coffee, good chat and great cake. Children and young people of all ages are welcome to play with stimulating toys or in the sensory shed in a safe and comfortable environment. We offer support and advice for new families, arrange useful speakers for informal discussions, and social events, with the occasional spa day.
This support group is for children and young people with autism and similar communication difficulties. They offer a range of playschemes, activities and outings mainly in and around Epsom. Parents/carers can request to receive the Interaktive newsletter.
Knots Arts Girls Group runs on Monday evenings during term time at Sutton Life Centre, near Sutton Common. The groups are specifically for girls with social communication difficulties and are structured around weekly activities giving the chance to share experiences, learn new skills and develop communication and friendships. Activities include arts, crafts, music, drama and games and are developed using the girl's ideas, likes and suggestions. The group is £100 per term, although fully funded bursary places are available. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Phab is an award winning club for physically disabled and able-bodied children and young people aged 8 – 16 years that arranges outings to attractions and shows. They also do sports and club/disco evenings.
Roundabout is running a 'siblings group' for the brothers and sisters of children who have autism. It will give them the opportunity to experience dramatherapy as a way of understanding and exploring together the issues that may arise in families which include a child who has autism. The group meet at Foresters Primary School (Wallington, SM6 9DP). It is running term time, every Wednesday, from 4PM to 5.30PM. The group will be for up to nine primary aged brothers and sisters. The project is funded by Children in Need, which means that we are able to offer places for free. To discuss booking a place:
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The Scouts is for young people usually aged between 10½ and 14 years. A young person can join the Troop at 10 and may stay until they are 15 years old. 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.
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 18.
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.
We provide football training and tournament opportunities for children and young people aged 5-16yrs with a wide variety of special needs. The club targets players with SEND who would otherwise be unable to access football within a mainstream environment. The club aims to develop social and physical skills through football, and in doing so improves confidence and self-esteem and provides the opportunity to play in tournaments.
We aim to help every young person in the London Borough of Sutton to make, be inspired by and to celebrate the music they love. It is the job of Sutton Music Hub to deliver this vision and coordinate all the people, partners and resources needed to consistently strive to reach this aim.
The Sutton Parents Carers Forum holds regular coffee mornings, training seminars workshops and exclusive disability activities, and we would love to see you at one of these events soon.
Service are as follows:
After school clubs for children and young people aged 6 to 19: 3.15pm to 5.45pm, 4 nights per week, term times only.
Saturday clubs for children and young people aged 6 to 19, 10.00am to 3.00pm, term time only.
Holiday clubs for children and young people aged 6 to 19, 10.00am to 3.00pm or 4.00pm, 5 days per week during school holidays.
Sutton Mencap provides a diverse programme of child-centred activities and play opportunities to meet the needs of children and young people who are referred to us. Activities include sensory play, arts and crafts, stories, music, drama and out-door activities.
Referral to the service is usually via the Children with Disabilities Service 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sutton School of Gymnastics offers gymnastics classes for all age groups and abilities.
The Werewolves of London Special Ice hockey club offers a special needs ice hockey programme for children, young people and adults who have Developmental Disabilities such as Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Down Syndrome and other Learning Disabilities.
Beginners and Non-skaters aged from 5 years up to and including adults are all welcome!
Wheels for Wellbeing charity organises inclusive cycling sessions for disabled people of all ages and impairments. They have over 200 adaptive cycles, including tricycles, hand cycles, go-karts, tandems, side-by-sides and wheelchair cycles, to make sure that everyone can find a cycle that suits them.
The Sarawati Yoga Studio offers drop in classes for 5-9 year olds and 10-16 year olds. We also offer courses for children and teenagers and young adults with SEND.
Offers young carers activities which include theatre trips, cinema trips, Urbie bus, young Carers movie and dessert, street dance and create arts music workshops to give young Carers a break from their caring role.