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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.

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

SNAP Weekend Youth Club

This group runs on both Saturdays for young people aged 14-19 years who have learning disabilities of varying severity, physical or sensory disabilities and/or challenging behaviour. Activities such as a travel group, a football supporters group, and attendance at festivals, firework displays, shopping trips, farm visits, and a range of other outside activities will be encouraged.

The club will normally run for 5 hours but may be longer on occasion to meet the needs of the activity chosen by the participants.

Contact details: 07920 800304   karensetterfield@stalbansmencap.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.

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.

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

Contact details: 020 8809 8809 jo.shone@norwood.org.uk

Individual sessions- Jubilee House Care Trust

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 sam.perry@jubileehouse.com

SNAP Life Enhancement

This service provides individual support for children and young people aged 5-19 years, with a wide range of disabilities.  This includes home support, accompanying to events, assisting to travel or volunteering or work as well as attending activities such as sport, films, clubs and other mainstream activities or interest groups.
While managing a wide range of disability and behaviour the safety and enjoyment of all clients will be paramount as will the needs of parent/carers and staff with full in depth risk assessment. The service will be available throughout the year.
Attendance will normally run from 1 to 5 hours with extended support for longer periods.

Contact details: 07920 426378

email:karensetterfield@stalbansmencap.org.uk

SNAP Adventure Activities – Weekends / After School

Children and Young People aged 8-19 years, with a wide range of disabilities. They will enjoy a wide choice of activities that are age appropriate. These will include: trips, canoeing, climbing, trampoline, country activities, shelter building, campfires, attending events, going for a coffee, a football supporters club, festivals, firework displays, shopping trips and a range of other pursuits chosen by clients. Wherever possible engagement with the mainstream community will be encouraged and supported where required.
 
Schemes will normally run for 2 - 4 hours but may be longer on occasion to meet the needs of the activity chosen by the participants e.g. a trip out of county. Activities will normally be after 3.30pm or at weekends.

Contact: 07920 426378 

email:karensetterfield@stalbansmencap.org.uk

St Albans Mencap - SNAP Holiday Club Hatfield

A range of Holiday Clubs for children /  young people aged 5 – 19 who have learning disabilities of varying severity, physical or sensory disabilities and/or challenging behaviour. The playschemes run during February half term, Easter, May half term, Summer, October half term and Christmas

Holiday Clubs are split into 2 ages groups: ‘Unders’ 5-10 years and ‘Overs’ 11-19 years.

Where: Southfield School Hatfield

Contact details: 07920 426378

email:karensetterfield@stalbansmencap.org.uk