Speech and language therapy
Designed for children over 9 months old, these structured learning sessions are led by professionally qualified therapists and a fantastic way to supplement our children’s education by helping them to develop their speech.
Stay and play
Aimed at families with children under 10 years old, “Stay and Play” takes place every 2 months (on a Saturday, 10.30 till 2pm) at Solihull’s Renewal Centre. It’s a great opportunity for the kids to “let their hair down” with soft play, indoor and outdoor play (weather permitting), while adults have the chance to socialise and share experiences.
A monthly social evening for members aged over 18, supported by a Project Lead and 2 parent volunteers. Activities can range from going for a meal, to a film at the cinema, bowling or even a trip to the theatre, giving members the chance to develop friendships in a supported and safe way.
A fantastic opportunity, giving our young adults over 16 years old the chance to work voluntarily in the Octagon Café at Shirley Methodist Church every Saturday (except in August). Initially expected to provide their own support, it’s a small, friendly environment that encourages our young people to learn and apply relevant life skills, with the ultimate goal of working on a voluntary basis without any support.
Run by specialists in various fields, these sessions are designed to help build parents and carers’ knowledge and expertise in areas that can directly benefit the future development of our children. Topics can vary, but examples include helping parents/carers to have more informative conversations with schools about the needs of their child, supporting communication and sensory needs and offering guidance on more sensitive issues, such as relationships.
Like any charity, it’s important that we raise money for such a fantastic cause. So whether it’s bag packing at the local supermarket, a charity golf tournament, running a marathon or a summer train fete, we put the “fun” into fundraising! All we ask…is that you join in!
We know that every now and then, it’s important for parents and carers to have a bit of time to themselves. So we organise social events from time to time, to help get to know each other a bit better…..usually in the comfort of a local pub or curry house. What’s not to like?!