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Catmos Street, Oakham, Rutland LE15 6HW

01572 758 383

visions@rutland.gov.uk

Open for enquiries: Mon - Thu 08.30 - 17.00 hrs

Fri 08.30 - 16.30 hrs

SUPPORT GROUPS

 

Parking information:

The new Visions Children’s Centre has been allocated 10 parking spaces in South Street Car Park, opposite the main entrance to Rutland County  Museum.

These spaces are designated for families to park in while attending an event/session at the Children’s Centre. The space must be vacated when you complete your event/session to allow other families to park there.

These spaces will be numbered, so you will need to remember which space you are parked in and confirm your registration number when you arrive at the Centre.

These spaces will be available to Visions families only from 9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.

 

 

 

Breastfeeding Support Rutland (bsr)

BSR hold regular coffee mornings at Visions Children's Centre Oakham (LE15 6RP and then LE15 6HW after 25th September 2017), from 10.00 - 12.00 hrs every Wednesday.

Come along!

Follow this link to the BSR homepage: http://www.breastfeedingsupportrutland.org.uk/ 

If you are interested in becoming a BSR Peer Supporter, please contact us via our form here.

 

Further advice is available from the NHS website: https://www.nhs.uk/start4life/breastfeeding-more-help

Plus 'Off To The Best Start' leaflets are available to view and download here

 

  

SEND: Special educational needs and disability local offer
 
Aiming High - Autism Parent Support Group
A parental support group for parents of children diagnosed with Autism. 
The group meets quarterly on a relaxed and informal basis.
Contact: Aiming High 
Tel. 01572 722 577
Held at Jules House,
1 Cold Overton Road, Oakham, Rutland.
LE15 6NT

Quarterly 7pm - 8.15pm

Cost: Free

 

Aiming High - Young Stars

This is a fun group for young carers, siblings of children who have additional needs and birth children of foster carers.

We plan games, have outings, counselling sessions and lots of fun activities.

Contact: The Aiming High Team

Tel. 01572 722 577 

Email. aiming@rutland.gov.uk

Held at Brightways, 

Huntsmans Drive, Burley Road,

Oakham, Rutland. LE15 6RP.

Meet once a month on a Wednesday evening, 6pm - 8pm

Cost: £1 per session

Suitable for ages 8-13 years

Referral required.

Booking is essential if attending for the first time. Please phone the Aiming High Team to book a place for your child.

 

Aiming High - Youth Chaos

Youth CHAOS (Chatty Happy Activities On Saturdays) is a youth group for young people aged 11-25 with disabilities, and meets every Saturday.

We have a programme planned by the young people for each session.

Contact: Lesley Hawkes

Tel. 01572 758 390

Email. lhawkes@rutland.gov.uk

Parent Organisation: Rutland Youth Options Service

Held at Greetham Community Centre,

Great Lane, Greetham, Oakham, Rutland.

LE15 7NG

Saturdays at 10 am.

Cost: £2 per session

Website: http://www.raw4youth.com/DDT_Show_Entry_1G_Activity.asp

 

Aiming High Boccia

For children and young people with all levels of disabilities.

Contact: Aiming High

Tel. 01572 722 577

Email. aiminghigh@rutland.gov.uk

Held at Greetham Community Centre,

Burley Road, Greetham, Oakham, Rutland.

LE15 6GY.

Monthly on a Saturday.

10 am - 12.00 noon.

Cost: £2 per session

For more information or to book a place please contact the Aiming High Team.

Website. www.rutland.gov.uk/.../aiming_high.aspx

 

Aiming High Climbing Club (ACE)

This activity is specifically for young people with special educational needs.

Contact: Aiming High Team at Rutland County Council for further information.

Tel. 01572 722 577

Held at Outdoor Adventure

Whitwell Leisure Park, Bull Brig Lane, Whitwell, Oakham, Rutland. LE15 8BL

First Sunday in the month.

9.30 am - 11 am

Ages 8 yrs - 25 yrs.

A waiting list applies for this activity.

Website. www.rutland.gov.uk/.../aiming_high.aspx

 

Aiming High Trampolining Sessions

Specialist trampolining sessions are run every Friday evening for children/young people with additional needs.

This activity is for families of children and young people with disabilities/additional needs.

 

Contact: Aiming High Team

Tel. 01572 722 577

Email. aiminghigh@rutland.gov.uk

Held at The Active Rutland Hub

Oakham Enterprise Park, Oakham, Rutland. LE15 7TU.

Tuesday evenings - term time 4 pm - 6 pm

Ages 5 yrs - 25 yrs.

Please contact the Aiming High Team to book.

Cost: £3 per session payable in advance. 

 

Special Needs Swimming Lessons - Rutland Rotaract Family Support Centre (RRFSC)

We provide swimming lessons for children/young people with additional needs on a Saturday afternoon at Oakham CofE and Catmose Swimming Pools.

Using both pools ensures all ages and abilities are catered for.

The subsidised cost of a 30 minute lesson is £5.50

Please contact us for further details of current availability and to discuss your child's additional needs and level of support required.

This activity is for children and young people with disabilities or additional needs.

Contact: Caroline Abdul-Rahim

Tel. 07402 090 603

Email. rrfsc@hotmail.co.uk

Held at Oakham Cof E Primary School, Burley road, Oakham, Rutland. LE15 6EF

and

Catmose Sports Centre, Huntsmans Drive, Oakham, LE15 6RP

Saturday afternoon 1.30 pm - 6.00 pm

Swimmers are allocated session times according to age, ability and level of support needed. 

Website.  http://www.rutlandrotaractfamilysupportcentre.org/swimming

 

"Sunflowers" - Children with Additional Needs

Sunflowers is a support group for families of children with additional needs and is run by the parents.

The group is primarily a chance for parents and carers to meet, make new friends, support each other and have the opportunity to ask for advice. The only requirements is you have a child aged 0-5 who may have additional needs or be the sibling of a child with additional needs, as we recognise that these parents/carers still need access to a support network.

Every Thursday in term time, 9.15 - 11.15 hrs.

 

Music Bugs for Sunflowers - part of the "Sunflowers" support group:

  • 29th August 2017
  • 17th October 2017
  • 19th December 2017

For further information contact Aiming High or email nicolaharries59@gmail.com  

 

 

Young Parents

Are you a young parent or parent to be?

The Young Parent's group is normally held on Wednesdays at Visions Children's Centre Oakham (LE15 6RP and then LE15 6HW after 25th September) from 12.45 - 14.15 hrs.

It's a great way to meet other younger mums and dads aged 25 and under and make new friends.

At this group you will meet other people in the same boat to share experiences with, and have the opportunity to enjoy fun, baby and child-friendly activities together.

Our group welcomes families from all walks of life, whether you are a mum, dad or carer. You are welcome to bring a friend or family member with you too!

Please ring Ceri on 07970232016 for more information and forthcoming session dates.

The session is run by a Targeted Intervention Practitioner and a parent volunteer so there is always a friendly face to welcome you.

Each week we have a variety of play opportunities for children as well as planned activities.

We often go on trips and days out and welcome partners and friends to come too.

We always make time to talk about the important things - child development, behaviour, life as a parent but we also have a lot of fun too.

We also offer:

Free transport

Free refreshments.

 

 

Single Parents

Please ring Ceri for further information on 07970232016.