The scheme works primarily with young people aged 13 – 19 who have a learning disability, physical disability or behavioural problems.
We aim to try and give the young people the confidence to try new things, help them to show that they are important too and empower them by offering choices regarding leisure and activities that they choose to undertake.
We aim to help young people with learning disabilities try new activities or events for themselves, such as training, social activities and work experience. This will enable them to develop friendships, learn new skills, accentuate their self-confidence and enhance their self-esteem.
Additionally, we work in conjunction with SNIPS (Special Needs Inclusion Playcare Service).
What kind of activities do we do?
The kinds of things we do are sport activities, swimming, bowling, art, drama, dance, music workshops, cooking sessions, discos, museum trips and during the summer months - trips to the coast!
How can I participate?
If you are a young person with a learning disability aged between 13 and 19, you may come to our activities scheme in the school holidays.
Booking forms are sent out to parents/guardians approximately 3 – 4 weeks prior to the holiday activities scheduled. All activities are supervised with well qualified professional staff who have extensive experience working with youth within the learning disability speciality.
If you would like to be included on our mailing list for our School Holiday Activities, please contact:
Julie Melville, Tel: 0114 233 2908 Email:
Looking forward to hearing from you!
We also provide specialist one to one sessions using softplay, and more intensive work, on an individual basis. The sessions are specifically for young people with profound learning disabilities. Again, all activities are supervised, and organised by professionals with extensive experience of working with people who have profound disabilities, in a safe and conducive environment for individuals to enjoy their specified activities.