South Wilts Mencap: News

South Wilts Mencap news along with local and national stories relating to people with learning disabilities.

Everybody Sing

Everybody Sing is a Swindon based singing group delivered by professional vocal coaches for children and young people aged 8-25 years who have additional needs. They have been running successful groups in the Swindon area and are now branching out across Wiltshire.

The aim of the session is to encourage participation and enjoyment of all types of music and movement and the emphasis will be on fun and confidence building. Props and percussion instruments will also be used.

Salisbury Venue: The Bourne Centre, Southampton Road, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP1 2NY. Starting Saturday 1 April at 10.00am – 12.00pm

Sessions cost £8.00

Parent carers can stay and younger siblings can be included too. Click here to view the flyer.

For more information or to book a place please email Jane or Alison Or ring the Barnardo’s office on 01249 463907 option 4.

Child Health & Adolescent Mental Health Service Consultation

A modern CAMHS service is being developed to go “live” on 1 April 2018. The aim is to develop a service that improves outcomes for children and young people who are experiencing mental health problems by working in close partnership with education, health and social care (including the voluntary and community sector).

Wiltshire Parent Carer Council would like to invite parent carers of children/young people aged 0-25 years with special educational needs and/or disabilities to one of the consultation sessions. This also includes parent carers of children with a diagnosed or persistent mental health condition for which they receive special educational provision.

For more details, view the WPCC flyer.

Book your place online or call 01225 764647 or email WPCC by Friday 24 March.

Wednesday 5 April at Salisbury & South Wilts Sports Club, Wilton Road, SP2 9NY

Family Events at WWT’s Lakeside at Lower Moor Farm

The Wiltshire Wildlife Trust are hosting a number of activity days at their Lakeside site at Lower Moor Farm.

Saturday 1 April Autism Awareness Day & Tool Amnesty FREE – click here to find out more and book

Monday 10 April Easter Activity Day £20 for a family ticket – click here for info and to book

Saturday 15 April Family Day £15 for a family ticket – click here for details and to book

Thursday 20 April Easter Activity Day for Families with Additional Needs £20 for a family ticket – click here to learn more and book

Lakeside @ Lower Moor Farm, Oaksey, Malmesbury SN16 9TW

 

 

Easter Holiday Workshops at Fairfield Farm College

Fairfield Farm College are running workshops in the Easter holidays that are open to young people with learning disabilities aged 14-25 years. Price includes all materials, food and drinks. There is a reduction if you are accompanied by your parent/carer to support you.

Cost £30* including lunch and refreshments *£5 reduction if accompanied by carer (kindly subsidised by Friends of Fairfield)

Please email OR call 01373 823028 to book. Please liaise with Janet before sending in your form.

Easter workshops include:

Fairfield Farm College, 43 High Street, Dilton Marsh, Westbury, Wiltshire, BA13 4DL

You can visit their website for more information.

Support Groups at Fountain Cafe in Salisbury Medical Practice

The Fountain Café at Salisbury Medical Practice hosts a variety of support groups available to everyone, whether you are registered with the practice or not. The Fountain Café offers free tea, coffee, hot chocolate and biscuits at all our cafes donated by Tesco community Salisbury.

Support groups include help and advice for; dementia, osteoporosis, carers, rheumatoid arthritis, hearing, sight, independent living, fibromyalgia, parkinsons, ME/CFS and tinnitus.

Click here for more information.