Give Us A Break is a voluntary group in the Wolverhampton area providing activities during school holidays for children and young people with severe and complex learning difficulties and physical impairments. We are a registered charity number 1169333.
It was established to allow children with special needs to have access to activities that are appropriate to their needs and interests. The criteria for eligibility is that the child would find it difficult or impossible to access mainstream activities.
We are a voluntary organisation run by parents of disabled children to provide a mutual support network and organise events that our children attend.
Children and young people can attend activities with their brothers and sisters and other members of their families knowing that other families will understand and support them.
The aim of the group is not to provide respite but to provide a safe and understanding environment for children and young people to participate in activities with their families. Other parents and families offer support and there are opportunities to share ideas and information.
Activities provided have included: football, crafts, swimming, walks, bug hunts, trips and visits to places of interest and sensory centres. Consultation is done with parents and children to obtain feedback on the activities provided and make suggestions for future activities.
Feedback is essential to ensure that the activities meet the needs and interests of the children.
There is no membership fee but payment is required for most activities.
The age range for the children and young people is flexible between 2 and 25 years, although some activities may have age limitations.
The program for each school holiday will be available as soon as we can make it available.
Parents and / or carers are required to attend with their children to share in the fun and provide adequate supervision.
For a little more information about us and why we exist please read our introduction