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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.

Jubilee House Care Trust Monday Group

Aimed at young people aged 6 to 10 years from schools based in Hertford and Ware. Young people will be collected from school and participate in a range of different activities depending on group, needs and interests at the base in Welwyn Garden City. Parents will need to be able to collect from the base.

Venue Peartree Short Breaks Centre Knella Road, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL7 3QJ

Contact details  01707 334142

Email: Sam.Perry@jubileehouse.com

Phoenix Group for Deaf Children and Young People

The Phoenix Group supports deaf children, young people and their families, through fun and informative activities, which aim to promote independence and develop friendships. As a user-led charity, the Short Breaks activities will vary, depending on what the children and young people would like to do. Previous activities have included:

Ice Skating, Swimming, Relaxation, Farm visit, Horse Riding, Crazy Golf, Danger Den, Dragon Boating CookingClimbing/High Ropes, Bowling, Sports, Overnight Residential Activities, Trampolining, Arts and Crafts, Football …and many more

Age:  8-18 years

Venues: The Phoenix Centre, Stevenage (acoustically treated) 2-6 The Hyde, Stevenage, SG2 9SE and other activity centres across Hertfordshire

Session Duration: 3-5 hours               

When:  School holidays and occasional Saturdays

Contact details 01438 722142 or 07856 776530

Email: activities@phoenixgroup.org.uk

Action for Children @ Herts Young Mariners

This service is for young people with disabilities aged 12 -18 years based at Herts Young Mariners Base in Cheshunt.  The service offers an exciting choice of adventurous activities including archery,canoeing, climbing, caving and paddle boarding. Young People who attend will be supported to try activities they may not have tried before and they will need to be able  to follow simple instructions for their own and others’ safety. They will be part of a larger group of up to approx. 12 young people, so this will be an opportunity to make friends. 

For more information please either contact
Action for Children or for more information about the Young Mariner’s Base please visit the website

Date12th February 2018

The age range the service will work with 12- 18

Venue  Young Mariners 231 Windmill Lane Cheshunt EN8 9AJ

 The length of each session to be offered 6 Hours

Contact details 07736 093563

Email HAS@actionforchildren.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 Sessions

Individual sessions can now be facilitated depending on area and staff availability, this would be led by the young person and what their interest is or preferred experiences and goals

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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