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Hertfordshire's SEND Local Offer

We've arranged activities for children and young people across the county. These are available through the Short Break Local Offer

The Brokerage team or KIDS HUBs can provide further information to support you.

Royal Association For Deaf People Weekend Activities

Royal Association for Deaf People (RAD) deliver a programme which gives young Deaf people, aged 11-18, a chance to experience and access services which they are usually excluded from. The service will provide a safe and secure environment where Deaf people can enjoy activities which are fun, exciting and help to build confidence and develop independent skills. This service is looking to bring members of the Deaf community together to reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness and create new friendships.

All RAD’s services are provided directly in a client’s first language

Some activities are in the Community such as: Paintballing, The Snow Centre, in Hemel Hempstead (with a Deaf instructor), Lee Valley White Water Rafting and Canoeing.  Ariel Adventure Play Park, Rye House Kart Raceway (Hoddenson), Glazed Creations (Royston), Topgolf and Planet Ice – Ice Rink (Watford).

Contact details: Voice Phone: 0845 688 2525 Fax: 0845 688 2526 Text Phone: 0845 688 2527

mailto:julie.ratcliffe@royaldeaf.org.uk

Norwood Holiday Club

Holiday Club for children and young people with disabilities aged 5 – 18 years. The club is divided into 5-11 year olds and 12-18 year old to provide age appropriate activities and promote relationship forming amongst peers.

Activities include: arts and crafts, sports, music therapy and messy play. Parents and carers are also consulted on the preferences, likes and dislikes of the children and young people. Weeks or sessions as a whole are themed, and examples of themes include; Around the World, Carnival, Time Travel and Fantasy.

At The Norwood Centre and Jewish Community Secondary School, the facilities are designed to enhance development and learning, as well as for the children to have fun and enjoy themselves. Specialist sensory equipment, a well-equipped sensory room and soft play areas are available, as well as outdoor gardens designed for children with learning disabilities. For example, the playground at JCoSS has a wheelchair accessible play roundabout, and floor level trampoline.

Venues are fully wheelchair accessible, are purpose built with wide hallways and high ceilings, and have appropriate bathrooms and changing rooms.

Where: Jewish Community Secondary School
Castlewood Rd
New Barnet
Hertfordshire
EN4 9GE

Contact details: 020 8809 8809

jo.shone@norwood.org.uk

Jubilee House Care Trust Individual / Buddying Activity Service

The sessions provide targeted 1-1 support to young people aimed at enhancing social opportunity and development.   For children and young people aged 5-18 years.
The delivery of the service will be individualised with opportunities provided linking directly back to their own goals, wishes and aspirations.  Support provided encourages personal growth and development with an emphasis on health, social and emotional well-being.
Skilled staff with a range of experience from our short break provision will facilitate well placed support, providing safe, planned sessions. The matching of young people to staff will be a considered process and look to ensure that a suitably competent team member is identified.  This could be as basic as matching a staff member with a young person based on a like interest or a willingness to enable or learn a new skill.
Delivery will work towards meeting agreed outcomes:

Examples:

  • Accessing local groups: youth club, cubs, brownies, sports
  • Transition planning – preparation for adult hood- life skills
  • Travel training
  • Behaviour support – enabling improvements in self-management and impact of own behaviour on self and others
  • Relationship development – reducing  isolation, extending relationships

Contact details 01707 334142 mailto:sam.perry@jubileehouse.com

CHIPS Holiday Club - Hoddesdon

Playscheme opening times:

We are open from 10.00am to 3.30pm for three weeks during the school summer holiday and three days during the Christmas and Easter holidays.  Each child is allocated approximately seven days at a summer scheme and 2 days at Christmas and Easter.

These are playschemes for children with special needs and their siblings.  Age ranges from 3-19 years.  Volunteers aged from 12 years and above are welcome to apply.  A wide range of activities take place which involve everyone joining in the fun. 

Children who attend reside mainly in the East Herts District Council area or the Borough of Broxbourne.  Please contact us or visit our website for further information.

Where: Forres Primary School, Hoddesdon

Contact details: 01992 534664 mailto:karen@chipsplay.org  or mailto:gill@chipsplay.org or helen@chipsplay.org

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CHIPS Holiday Club - Cheshunt

Playscheme opening times:

We are open from 10.00am to 3.30pm for three weeks during the school summer holiday and three days during the Christmas and Easter holidays.  Each child is allocated approximately seven days at a summer scheme and 2 days at Christmas and Easter.

These are playschemes for children with special needs and their siblings.  Age ranges from 3-19 years.  Volunteers aged from 12 years and above are welcome to apply.  A wide range of activities take place which involve everyone joining in the fun. 

Children who attend reside mainly in the East Herts District Council area or the Borough of Broxbourne.  Please contact us or visit our website for further information.

Where: Millbrook Junior Middle & Infant School, Cheshunt

Contact details: 01992 534664 mailto:karen@chipsplay.org  or mailto:gill@chipsplay.org or helen@chipsplay.org

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CHIPS Holiday Club - Bishops Stortford

Playscheme opening times:

We are open from 10.00am to 3.30pm for three weeks during the school summer holiday and three days during the Christmas and Easter holidays.  Each child is allocated approximately seven days at a summer scheme and 2 days at Christmas and Easter.

These are playschemes for children with special needs and their siblings.  Age ranges from 3-19 years.  Volunteers aged from 12 years and above are welcome to apply.  A wide range of activities take place which involve everyone joining in the fun. 

Children who attend reside mainly in the East Herts District Council area or the Borough of Broxbourne.  Please contact us or visit our website for further information.

Where: Richard Whittington Primary School, Bishops Stortford

Contact details: 01992 534664 mailto:karen@chipsplay.org  or mailto:gill@chipsplay.org or helen@chipsplay.org

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CHIPS Holiday Club - Ware

Playscheme opening times:

We are open from 10.00am to 3.30pm for three weeks during the school summer holiday and three days during the Christmas and Easter holidays.  Each child is allocated approximately seven days at a summer scheme and 2 days at Christmas and Easter.

These are playschemes for children with special needs and their siblings.  Age ranges from 3-19 years.  Volunteers aged from 12 years and above are welcome to apply.  A wide range of activities take place which involve everyone joining in the fun. 

Children who attend reside mainly in the East Herts District Council area or the Borough of Broxbourne.  Please contact us or visit our website for further information.

Where: Pinewood School, Ware

Contact details: 01992 534664 mailto:karen@chipsplay.org  or mailto:gill@chipsplay.org or helen@chipsplay.org

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CHIPS Holiday Club - Hertford

Playscheme opening times:

We are open from 10.00am to 3.30pm for three weeks during the school summer holiday and three days during the Christmas and Easter holidays.  Each child is allocated approximately seven days at a summer scheme and 2 days at Christmas and Easter.

These are playschemes for children with special needs and their siblings.  Age ranges from 3-19 years.  Volunteers aged from 12 years and above are welcome to apply.  A wide range of activities take place which involve everyone joining in the fun. 

Children who attend reside mainly in the East Herts District Council area or the Borough of Broxbourne.  Please contact us or visit our website for further information.

Where: St Andrews School ,Calton Avenue , Hertford

Contact details: 01992 534664 mailto:karen@chipsplay.org  or mailto:gill@chipsplay.org or helen@chipsplay.org

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CHIPS Activities Extra - Saturday Club Bishops Stortford

Three Saturdays per month, term time.

Saturday club for children with special needs and their siblings.  We provide a wide range of play activities to include everyone in the fun.  Age ranges from 3 to 19 years.  Volunteers aged from 12 years and above are welcome to apply.

Children who attend reside mainly in the East Herts District Council area or the Borough of Broxbourne.  Please contact us or visit our website for further information.

Age: 5-19 years

Contact details: 01992 534664 mailto:karen@chipsplay.org  or mailto:gill@chipsplay.org or helen@chipsplay.org

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CHIPS Activities Extra - Saturday Club Hertford

Three Saturdays per month, term time.

Saturday club for children with special needs and their siblings.  We provide a wide range of play activities to include everyone in the fun.  Age ranges from 3 to 19 years.  Volunteers aged from 12 years and above are welcome to apply.

Children who attend reside mainly in the East Herts District Council area or the Borough of Broxbourne.  Please contact us or visit our website for further information.

Where: Hertford Children's Centre Sele School, Hertford

Contact details: 01992 534664 mailto:karen@chipsplay.org  or mailto:gill@chipsplay.org or helen@chipsplay.org

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CHIPS Activities Extra - Saturday Club Hoddesdon

Three Saturdays per month, term time.

Saturday club for children with special needs and their siblings.  We provide a wide range of play activities to include everyone in the fun.  Age ranges from 3 to 19 years.  Volunteers aged from 12 years and above are welcome to apply.

Children who attend reside mainly in the East Herts District Council area or the Borough of Broxbourne.  Please contact us or visit our website for further information.

Where: Forres Cp School, Hoddesdon

Time: Sessions will run on Saturday’s during term time

Contact details: 01992 534664 mailto:karen@chipsplay.org  or mailto:gill@chipsplay.org or helen@chipsplay.org

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CHIPS Activities Extra - Saturday Club Ware

Three Saturdays per month, term time.

Saturday club for children with special needs and their siblings.  We provide a wide range of play activities to include everyone in the fun.  Age ranges from 3 to 19 years.  Volunteers aged from 12 years and above are welcome to apply.

Children who attend reside mainly in the East Herts District Council area or the Borough of Broxbourne.  Please contact us or visit our website for further information.

Where: Kingshill Infant School Ware

Contact details: 01992 534664 mailto:karen@chipsplay.org  or mailto:gill@chipsplay.org or helen@chipsplay.org

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CHIPS Activities Extra - Saturday Club Cheshunt

Three Saturdays per month, term time.

Saturday club for children with special needs and their siblings.  We provide a wide range of play activities to include everyone in the fun.  Age ranges from 3 to 19 years.  Volunteers aged from 12 years and above are welcome to apply.

Children who attend reside mainly in the East Herts District Council area or the Borough of Broxbourne.  Please contact us or visit our website for further information.

Where: Millbrook Junior Middle & Infant School, Waltham Cross

Contact details: 01992 534664 mailto:karen@chipsplay.org  or mailto:gill@chipsplay.org or helen@chipsplay.org

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CHIPS Activities Extra -Teen Club

The Teen club runs once a month (term time) throughout the year, for young people aged 13-19 years. This group is aimed at teenagers with moderate learning, behaviour, medical needs. The club runs for 2.5 hours per session. The group have a trip out once a month which could include bowling, swimming, skating, sports activity, adventure activity, meal out.                       

In addition 2 trips are arranged during the Easter and Christmas breaks and 6 trips during the summer holidays. These are for a longer period of time, approximately 5 hours. Trips could include: Southend, London, Hazard Alley, Recording studios

CHIPS have young but experienced members of staff who accompany the teenagers. They act more as mentors/friends than staff. The key objectives of the outings are for the young people to learn life, social and independence skills. For example: buying tickets, ordering food, budgeting, handling money. Where possible the group travels by public transport

The teenagers are fully involved and make suggestions for outings

Where: No base  - as activity/outing based

Time: once a month (term time)

Age: 13-19 years

Contact details: 01992 534664 mailto:karen@chipsplay.org  or mailto:gill@chipsplay.org or helen@chipsplay.org

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CHIPS Activities Extra -Climbing Club

This club will be delivered from Essex Outdoors Centre with four main climbing walls offering 1000sqm of climbing.  The centre has specialist facilities and equipment for people with disabilities, including wheelchair users.  The centre will provide two instructors, with CHIPS supplying additional staff as required.  Completing a climb will enhance a young person’s sense of achievement and bolster their self-esteem which will support other challenges they will face in their life.

Places must be reserved in advance.

Where: Harlow Outdoors Activity Centre

Time: Sundays, Fortnightly 11.00-1.00pm

Age: 14-19 years

Contact details: 01992 534664 mailto:karen@chipsplay.org  or mailto:gill@chipsplay.org or helen@chipsplay.org

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CHIPS Activities Extra -Cooking Club

This club will be to teach the participants basic cookery skills.  This is an important life skill that is vital to enable a young person’s independence.  Each participant will receive the level of help appropriate to their specific needs and will build up a file of recipes/instructions which they can take away with them.  This will enable the young person to repeat the skill at home.

Places must be reserved in advance.

Where: Pinewood School, Hoe Lane, Ware, SG12 9PB

Time: Thursdays, Fortnightly 7-9pm

Age: 14-19 years

Contact details: 01992 534664 mailto:karen@chipsplay.org  or mailto:gill@chipsplay.org or helen@chipsplay.org

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CHIPS Activities Extra -Computer Club

A range of IT/computer gaming equipment will be available – computers, Wii, Xbox/Play Station, for the young people to use.  The service will be provided at a secure and accessible venue located in Hertford.  CHIPS staff and volunteers will support attendees to gain skills and experience using computers and gaming equipment in a supportive and sharing environment.  Sharing of knowledge and experience amongst attendees will be encouraged through mini fun competitions and tournaments.

Places must be reserved in advance.

Where: The Children’s Centre ,Sele School ,Welwyn Road ,Hertford

Time: Tuesdays, Fortnightly 7-9pm

Age: 12-19 years

Contact details: 01992 534664 mailto:karen@chipsplay.org  or mailto:gill@chipsplay.org or helen@chipsplay.org

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