Events

Give Us A Break is a charity run by volunteers in and around Wolverhampton established to provide activities for children and young people with severe and complex learning difficulties. Parents can bring their children to activities that are appropriate to their needs and talk to other parents while their children enjoy themselves in a safe environment. Brothers and sisters are welcome to join in.

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For further information or to book a place please email us

For general enquires –

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For Booking –

Please be aware booking systems have now changed. Please make all bookings via email to , or through the paypal link to make payments in advance. If you would prefer to make a bank transfer please email us at the email address above for these details. You will need to email and state how many people you are booking and onto which activities. Some activities require booking in advance in order to secure a place.

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Parents/Carers are responsible for their child/young person/s at all times. This includes siblings that come along to join in – they are most welcome to do so but need to be supervised and we cannot do this for you.

Joining Form – Please be aware that you need to fill one of these in before attending your first activity.

Download the Joining Form here.

We NEED you to let us have an emergency contact name and telephone number in case anything happens to you during an activity. Either email us or let us have a generic ICE number at your next activity. A Carers Emergency Card is a wonderful idea as well! We will also now be requesting an event specific ICE contact at each event.

Please ensure when you are attending our activities that you do not arrive earlier than the start times, as activities will not be set up and we are not covered on the premises to have families until the time stated on the program. The exception to this will be swimming where someone will be there 10 minutes before the start time to sign you in due to changing time before the session. Where possible we will now be locking venues until the start time and you will need to wait. We understand that waiting is an issue for most our children so please make sure you factor this into consideration when you set out travelling to the venues and activities.

When arriving at activities please ensure you complete the signing in form fully, this includes an emergency telephone number and photograph consent. With regards to photo consent, if this is not completed then it will be presumed you give consent for photos to be taken and shared on our facebook page and to funders of events and activities. If you employ carers to bring children to the activities please ensure that they know whether you give consent for your child to be photographed and that they have your number ready to complete on this form.

At activities please make sure you have a safe adult to child ratio for the activity you attend as your child/ren and young people are parent/carers responsibilities at all times. If we do not feel there is a safe adult to child ratio then we will be contact you individually. You may even be asked to leave the activity if we have safety concerns. We have to think of the safety of all children and young people who attend and we do not have staffing to provide care for the children and young people who attend.

GUAB committee will not tolerate any aggressive or disrespectful behaviour from parents/carers. We are all here to support one another and help share advice and information, along with having a fun time with children. If there are any discrepancies during a session please either discuss this with a committee member or you can email us afterwards. We are a charity who supports children and young people right the way to age 25 years, with a variety of complex disabilities, therefore we are aware that there are differing techniques and strategies to help support the children and young people.

 

EVENTS –

We now run MONTHLY WEEKEND sessions see here for details

 

Here are our planned events for Easter. Remember – members always get to see the schedules first.

EASTER 2019 SCHEDULE

Also available as a pdf – Easter 2019

Monday 15th April – Worcester Snoezelen

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Snoezelen – Turnpike Close, Worcester, WR26AB – 11am to 2pm 

A large multi-sensory roomed centre which includes soft play, Omni mats, outside area and hydro pool for private family/group use.

Donation: £7 per person with hydro pool or £5 per person without, with 1 carer per disabled child / young person free. Payment and booking at least 72 hours in advance, but get in early as this event often sells out, particularly the pool slots. Please state while booking how many pool slots are needed. A maximum of 8 swimming slots available per session, these will be allocated on a first booked priority basis.

Tuesday 16th April – Royal School Swimming

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Royal School Swimming, Penn Road, Wolverhampton, WV3 0EG – 10.30pm to 11.30pm

This is a swimming pool session exclusive to the use of Give Us A Break families. You can arrive from 10.20pm.

Please note – to ensure adequate levels of care, you must ensure that there is one responsible adult in the pool per disabled child / young person or family group.

Cost: £3 per person but one carer / adult per disabled child / young person goes free, payable in advance or on the day. Booking advised but not essential.

Monday 22nd April Nineveh Ridge Care Farm

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Nineveh Ridge Care Farm, Nineveh
Nr. Cleobury Mortimer, Kidderminster
Worcestershire DY14 9AL 

Please note if you are unable to find the farm please call Nineveh direct for directions on 01299 832 864 as mobile reception can be poor.

We will be shown around the animals and interact plus possibly be able to feed and groom some of them and collect eggs.  There will also be time for a picnic so please bring food and drink for this.

It is a safe space and there will be other disabled groups there to interact with.

Donation : £2 per child / young person on the day to go directly to the Care Farm. Limited availability so first come first served. Booking essential by 29th July. There are limited places available.

Tuesday 16th April – Royal School Swimming

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Royal School Swimming, Penn Road, Wolverhampton, WV3 0EG – 10.30pm to 11.30pm

This is a swimming pool session exclusive to the use of Give Us A Break families. You can arrive from 10.20pm.

Please note – to ensure adequate levels of care, you must ensure that there is one responsible adult in the pool per disabled child / young person or family group.

Cost: £3 per person but one carer / adult per disabled child / young person goes free, payable in advance or on the day. Booking advised but not essential.

Wednesday 24th April Coach Trip to Think Tank Birmingham

Leaving Aldersley Leisure Village, Aldersley Rd, Wolverhampton WV6 9NW

Wheelchair accessible coach (Maximum of 3 wheelchairs) leaving from Aldersley Leisure Village at 10am.

Think Tank is a science museum which has various interactive galleries including historical, aircraft, steam engines. A younger area with water
play and an outside interactive space. Café to purchase lunch and fully accessible changing place onsite.

Includes planetarium cinema at 2pm, returning back to the coach for 2.30pm, arriving back at Aldersley approx. 3.15pm.

£6 per SEN Child or Adult, 1 Carer Free per disabled person, £6 per additional child (under 18), £10 per additional adult, Under 2’s Free. Booking and
Payment to be received by Friday 5th April. Wheelchair spaces to be booked by 24th March.

 

Friday 26th April Brickkiln Centre

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Brickiln Centre – Cherry Street, Wolverhampton, WV3 0QW – 10.30am to 12.30pm

A centre which has a sensory room, main hall and outside area. 

Natures Burrow Petting farm will be joining us with animals such as owls, rabbits, guinea pigs, bearded dragon and more small animals will be available for petting and handling.

Donation: £2 per child/young person, payable in advance or on the day. Booking advised but not essential.

Why don’t you also have a look at what we’ve done previously here!

Also why don’t you have a look at our picture gallery!

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