Brand new summer holiday club for young people in Tower Hamlets

 

Happy girl in wheelchair with woman and fireman holding helmet with reflective visor
A holiday clubber enjoys a visit from the fire department on Sense’s Summer Holiday Club

Children and young people with complex health care needs and disabilities, from the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, are swimming, painting, and playing this summer with our brand new three week holiday club.

Working with Tower Hamlets council, we developed a summer holiday club to allow children and young people aged 5-17 who live with a range of complex disabilities, including dual sensory loss, to take part in a range of activities in a local school from 1-19 August, that otherwise would not be accessible to them.

Last week, the holiday clubbers enjoyed a huge range of accessible activities, including parachute games in the gym, dips in the hydrotherapy pool, getting creative with clay, an interactive didgeridoo performance, interactive storytelling and a special visit from a team of fire fighters. Some of the clubbers were eager to explore the fire truck and use the hose, whilst others enjoyed playing with the fire helmets and equipment.

Led by our fantastic staff team, and supported by volunteers who have a variety of backgrounds and experience, everyone worked hard to ensure that all of the holiday clubbers received the best care and experience possible.

 

Alex South

Author: Alex South

Volunteering good practice advisor at Sense

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