Our Space (Additional Needs)
Our Space is a safe and welcoming environment for families who care for children with a range of additional needs. It’s a place to meet, have fun together and to enable these families to have the opportunity for support and encouragement.
With DBS-checked helpers from Christ Church and other nearby churches, we offer a safe, happy and pressure-free environment where the children and their siblings are able to choose from and enjoy : sensory based play activities; simple, tactile crafts; suitable toys; all-together play with a parachute or balls; or relax in the sensory room – without the constraints of a packed and busy schedule. Parents can play alongside their children, or relax in a parents’ area with a full view of the room, with coffee, newspapers and home-made cakes. Our helpers reflect Jesus’ values of love, care and acceptance for all, and are there to enable play and give parents/carers a chance to chat to each other. We also use the church hall for siblings to enjoy table tennis, snooker, remote control cars and safe balls games, supervised by Our Space helpers – parents/carers are also welcome to join in of course!
We meet in the church on the first Saturday of each month from 1.30 to 3.30 pm and families are welcome to pop along and try it out. We ask for a voluntary fee of £1 per family.
The Our Space team:
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