Ivel Valley

Local Clubs/Activities

Local Clubs:

Autism Bedfordshire: Run clubs and activities over the holidays. They also run a fortnightly group called L.O.A.F in Biggleswade on a Saturday morning. For more information contact :

Tel: 01234 214871 or their website https://www.autismbedfordshire.net/support-for-children/

Imagine Dance: Biggleswade  SEND dance classes for various ages 3-16yrs. For more information contact: 07394934911 or email info.imaginationarts@arts.yahoo.com

Families United Network: This website provides information on youth clubs, respite service and holiday clubs. For more information: https://familiesunitednetwork.org.uk/

Groundworks Youth Clubs: Youth clubs based in Sandy, Arlesey and Biggleswade for SEN children/young people aged 12-25yrs. For more information contact: 07736 132870 Email: youth.referrals@groundworks.org.uk

Sensory Magic: Is a sensory room based in Biggleswade. It can be booked for 1:1 sessions, classes, groups, families and childminders. www.sensorymagic.co.uk

Football clubs: www.bedfordshirefa.com/players/disability/sessions

Shefford Saints: Run teams on a Sunday morning for children that might find it difficult to access football due to physical/learning needs: 

Email: robin.rlb@outlook.com

Stotfold Juniors: Run a futsal group for pupils with SEN needs.

For more information: 07400 012617

Email: sen@stotfoldjuniorsdc.co.uk

SSG Celestials Football Club: A Bedford based SEN football club. For more information please email: celestialsfootballclub@ssgservices.co.uk

Young Carers: They run groups for children/young people who have siblings with additional needs. For more information: https://carersinbeds.org.uk/who-we-help/young-carers/

Support for Parent/Carers:

Autism Beds: Information and support for parent/carers of children with Autism. Website: www.autismbedfordshire.net/

Parentline: A confidential text messaging and advice helpline for parents/carers of children aged 0-19yrs:  07507 331456

Outside In: An organization that support parents and children with ASD/ADHD. They are based in Shefford. Website: outsidein-solutions.com

CHUMS: Have parent workshops for children/young people with low level difficulties: 01525 863924

Carers in Beds: Has information about grants, parent/carer activities and support available. Website: carersinbeds.org.uk 

For Men to Talk: This is a virtual support group for men every Wednesday. Website: formentotalk.co.uk

Families in Focus: A support service for parents/carers. Website: https://www.familiesinfocus.co.uk/

Children with Disabilities register: A service that will support with services in the local area. Website: https://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/info/13/children_with_disabilities/120/children_with_disabilities_register

Young Carers in Beds services: www.carersinbeds.org.uk/who-we-help/young-carers/

Monthly Young Carers Group – The Young Carers group is a chance to come and spend time with others and join in with some fun and activities away from everyday stresses of caring for parents/ siblings.

The monthly sessions are held on the 3rd Thursday of the month at Robert Bloomfield Academy in Shefford, Time-5-7pm

Two groups- 13+ and 13 and under. (These sessions are limited to 20 attendees.) Places for this group are very limited and spaces get booked up really quickly.
For more details please contact: Natalie.Good@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk OR youngcarers@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk

Young carers also offer the following:

Chatterbooks – Book club – Chatterbooks is a monthly group run on a Saturday afternoon. 8 -12 year olds at Sandy, Flitwick and Biggleswade and 
13+ at Flitwick and Biggleswade

Come along for an hour of fun, reading and book related activities and meet some new friends! As well as discussing the book that they have all agreed to read there will be activities based on the chosen book. All books will be provided by the library. 

If you think your child would like to attend please email natalie.good@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk

Young carers also offer activities during the school holidays too. Please email Natalie or youngcarers@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk for details.

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