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Taking Part is an overarching organisation who provides advice, information, advocacy and guidance to people with health and care needs throughout Shropshire including Telford and Wrekin. The core aims of Taking Part are to promote choice, increase independence and inclusion and uphold individual rights.  Our activities are wide and varied but all are designed to provide a supportive and engaging environment that allows participants to enjoy themselves and join in as it suits them best.

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Moving & Grooving:

Key Aims of sessions - for SEND families, including siblings to attend an accessible range of leisure activities, where parents/carers have the option to stay within the session, or have some respite in a separate location onsite or offsite. Each session will provide exciting opportunities for the young people to develop new skills, be creative, play in small groups or solo. We have established a list of ever popular activities including ‘build your own golf course’, den building, cooking and imaginative play. 

Siblings welcome. 

Cost: £4 per child or £10 per family (3 children+)

Age Range: 5-11 Years

Date/Time: Two Saturdays per month, 11am-12.30pm

What our sessions will include:

We will start and end each session in a calm and inclusive manner, to set the tone and expectations of the session, and provide a safe environment for any concerns to be discussed one to one or within the group. We will provide a ‘chill out’ area for when participants need to have some quiet time. We will provide a FAQ resource (to include travel, price, toilets etc information) to all families so they are aware what to expect from Taking Part and our programme of events. We will provide a separate room for parents and carers to continue to offer each other peer support whilst their children are engaged.  The Community Centre also has good kitchen facilities which will be used for planned activities and for refreshment provision for the children and families.