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 :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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Sensory Magic: Is a sensory room based in Biggleswade. It can be booked for 1:1 sessions, classes, groups, families and childminders.
For more information: www.sensorymagic.co.uk
Shefford Saints: Run teams on a Sunday morning for children that might find it difficult to access football due to physical/learning needs:
Stotfold Juniors: Run a futsal group for pupils with SEN needs.
For more information: 07400 012617
SSG Celestials Football Club: A Bedford based SEN football club.
For more information please email: email@example.com
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/
Saxon Pool- SEND Pool session 5-6pm: https://www.sll.co.uk/lifestyles-saxon/timetables/#main-content
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:
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.
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:
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
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 me for more details firstname.lastname@example.org
Young carers also offer activities during the school holidays too. Please email Natalie or email@example.com for details.