Colchester Child Support and Activity Groups

Name

Description

Website

Essex Local Offer

Gives details of all services available in Colchester to young people with SEN aged 0-25.

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Bounceability- Trampolining centre

Offers trampolining to people of all ages, abilities and disabilities

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Changing Lives Community Services

Provides sport sessions and programmes for all ages. In order to increase physical activity in the community and prevent involvement in anti-social behaviour and gang activity. 

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Colchester Catalyst

Provides funding for support and equipment needed for people who live in a CO postcode area

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Colchester Leisure World

Caters for individuals of all ages with a wide range of disabilities

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Connect Without Limits

Run two social groups via zoom for young people with Autism or with Autistic traits. They also provide an online buddy support service and range of activities.

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Disability 4 Sport

Provides a wide range of sporting opportunities and activities, aimed at engaging and empowering people of all ages

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Dream for Change

Organise activities for Colchester and North Essex families who have children with SEND, aged 5-12 years-of-age, of diverse ethnic, national, cultural and linguistic background. 

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Essex Outdoors

Delivers a range of outdoor learning programmes at centres across Essex

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Families in Focus Activity Clubs

Run two SEND family activity groups at weekends, at Chelmsford and Colchester. Provide a range of play activities for SEND children and their siblings (accompanied by their parents or carers).

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Girl guiding

Girlguiding for girls aged 5+ years with special and/or additional needs

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Go Bananas

Autism and SEN friendly play sessions, siblings are encouraged to join in too. 

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Jump Street

Support Sessions are available for individuals with additional needs aged 4+

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Lads Need Dads

Run a monthly support groups for boys aged 11-15 with absent fathers, as well as a range of activities and support.

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Mid and North Essex MIND

Provides a variety of services and activities to help improve the lives of people throughout North East Essex

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Signals

Free holiday workshops for children and young people with Asperger’s and high functioning Autism aged 9-18. Taster sessions for tech, gaming, animation and film.

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YES- Colchester and Tendring Youth Enquiry Service

Provides a confidential, non-judgemental and informal service for young people aged 11-25 facing difficulties

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Colchester Adult Support and Activity Groups

Autism Anglia’s Asperger’s Support group

The Asperger's Group usually meets on the first Wednesday in term time of every month at 5.30pm to 7.30 pm (but people are welcome to come and go as they please within those times).

It is a friendly adult (18 plus) group in Colchester where you can meet new people, play games or just socialise. You do not need a formal diagnosis to join.

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Bounceability- Trampolining centre

Offers trampolining to people of all ages, abilities and disabilities

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Bright Lives Social Enterprise

Provides life skills and personal development for those with learning disabilities

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Changing Lives Community Services

Provides sport sessions and programmes for all ages. In order to increase physical activity in the community and prevent involvement in anti-social behaviour and gang activity. 

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Community Foundation Adult Pan-disability Sessions

Free pan-disability football sessions at Colchester stadium for anyone over the age of 18. As well as developing skills within football, the programme will also help to
improve social skills and confidence aimed at all differing impairments or disabilities.

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Colchester Gateway Club

Provides social clubs and activities for adults with learning disabilities

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Colchester Institute Counselling Service

Offers counselling services to individuals as part of an education programme for counsellors. This is donation based

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Colchester Leisure World

Aims to cater for individuals of all ages with a wide range of abilities and disabilities

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Essex Local Offer

Gives details of all services available in Colchester to young people with SEN aged 0-25.

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Jump Street

Support Sessions are available for individuals with additional needs aged 4+

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Mid and North Essex MIND 

Support Group for those feeling socially isolated, experiencing low to moderate stress, anxiety and or depression.

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The Level Best Art Café run by the Dacon Trust

Aims to provide quality work and life skills training for people with disabilities

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Wellies On (formerly Butterfly Lodge)

Offers holistic one to one, group training and therapeutic experiences in a farm environment. All work is done at your own pace

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Colchester Parent and Carer Support

Essex Local Offer

Gives details of all services available in Colchester for parents / carers of children and young people 0-25 with SEN

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Community 360

Provides family support and wellbeing services, find out about local events, groups, clubs and activities.

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Families in Focus Peer Support Service

Side by Side is a new service for Essex based families who care for, or support, a family member (over the age of 18) with a Learning Disability or Autism.

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MAZE

A parenting course aimed at parents with children who have additional needs, they also run local coffee mornings

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