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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

 

Breastfeeding Support Rutland (bsr)

BSR hold regular coffee mornings at Visions Children's Centre Oakham, LE15 6HW, from 10.00 - 12.00 hrs every Wednesday. Come along!

There will always be a trained Breastfeeding Peer Supporter at these groups to offer help and advice on your breastfeeding journey. There will be other mums there too who can share their experiences with you and offer support.

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 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

 

 

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 6HW, from 12.45 - 14.15 hrs.

We now have a Spud Club before the group starts, where you can get a free hot baked spud with a topping of your choice! This club starts at 12.00 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!

The session is run by one of our friendly staff 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.

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

 

 

Single Parents

Please ring Ceri for further information on 07970232016.

 

  

SEND: Special educational needs and disability local offer
  • Visit the Aiming High website here
  • A copy of the Disability Advocacy Services information poster is available to download here
  • Visit the Rutland Rotaract Family Support Centre (RRFSC) website here

 

Special Needs Swimming Lessons

Rutland Rotaract Family Support Centre (RRFSC) 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 RRFSC 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.

 

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.

Every Thursday in term time, 9.15 - 11.15 hrs.

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

 

 

Rutland Parent Carer Voice 

Rutland Parent Carer Voice are a group of dedicated parents and carers of children aged from 0-25 with a disability or special educational need who live in Rutland.

Email: rutlandpcv@gmail.com

Website: rutlandpcv.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rutlandpcv/