Short Break Care
Would an Entrust Care Partner make a difference to your life?Entrust Care Partners are individuals offering support to children, young people or adults on a one-to-one basis. Our employees have had all the necessary checks and will be carefully matched and trained to meet your specific requirements. Flexible working hours can be negotiated to suit your needs at reasonable and competitive costs.
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Will you tell us what you need from us?We’re developing our services to offer further support for young people and adults with additional needs/disabilities. We would like to gather your views on what help and support you’d like to see/be made available/find helpful and we would be grateful if you would spend just a few moments answering some questions. Download the form, fill it in and email back to firstname.lastname@example.org. It’s all confidential and we’d appreciate your input.
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Tall Dance TalesThanks to generous funding from Stratford Town Trust we were able to offer a new opportunity for youngster’s between 8 and 13 years to join our inclusive dance classes, based on those well-loved fables from Aesop.
Over twelve weeks we met at Tiddington Community Centre with skilled dance artist Mary Grigg, to follow her expertise and learn new skills. Click here to read more about Mary
Our finale was held at the RSC’s The Other Place – a fitting end to great sessions and a fabulous new adventure for us all!
Our brilliant Sport For You sessions, which supported disabled youngster’s aged between 11 and 19 to access a variety of outdoor sports in order to improve levels of fitness through exercise, started last year and when they were so popular we were delighted to be able to run another 12 Sport Based Workshops with the generous funding from WPH Charitable Trust. Overseen by a Sporting Mentor and staffed both by skilled specialist sport coaches known as Sporting Contributors, all offering expertise in their sport, and alongside our own Entrust Care Partners and Volunteers, the young people once again accessed a variety of sport activities.
The sessions were so popular we felt it was a shame they had to stop – so now we’re offering, for a limited time, Sporting Chance! Call Emma smith on 07792 969245 for more information.
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Click here for Referral Form 2017
Independence BuddiesYoung disabled people share the same aspirations as those who do not have additional needs. They look forward to adulthood, getting a job, having a relationship, gaining independence to go out by themselves and socialising in a safe way. Our supportive groups are for those aged over 14 and focused on these key learning themes to support the transition to adulthood.
The sessions combine theory and practice and encourage young people to make choices and plan for the future. Skilled support staff, youth workers and volunteers are ‘independence buddies’ and they work together with other specialists in relevant fields to enhance the experience for those attending.
Our sessions finished last year but we’re always looking for new funding to be able to offer more so look out for dates.
Out & About ServiceIn October 2014 we launched a brand new service, thanks to the generosity of BBC Children in Need!
The Out and About Service provides volunteer befrienders who work with families across Warwickshire and Solihull to offer the opportunity for disabled children and young people to enjoy activities of their choice, out and about in the community or at home with the support of a volunteer. We regularly publish a blog on the Share the News page, so keep checking to see how it’s going.
We’re now into our FOURTH amazing year since this service started – NO WE CAN’T BELIEVE IT EITHER! and we’re still supporting lots of families. Every year we submit our report to BBC Children in Need, so they can see how well their money is being spent. Click here to download the full report
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Let’s Get HealthyThese groups spanning school and college holiday periods support young people to participate in physical activities whether it is dance, team games, football or other sports in the local environment. The two-hour sessions are alternated to include healthy eating sessions, food variety, fabulous food and how the body works. Skilled support staff, volunteers and other relevant coaches will work initially in the Stratford area but with positive outcomes for young people’s health and well-being and a legacy of increased knowledge supporting the public health agenda, it is intended that these sessions would be actively pursued in other geographical locations. Watch this space for details on forthcoming groups.
|Please click here for our case study on Matthew|