About Additional Local Groups
Rutland Mencap is a friendly group set up to offer young people in Rutland with special educational needs of ANY type various activities and experiences. We also hope to provide a supportive environment where parents can meet and support each other – whether it is questions about how to get a statement, tips on managing aggression or just a friendly face that understands. We try to plan a range of activities that will appeal to a spectrum of young people – including those that might be more challenging by nature – and we try hard to keep the activities age appropriate at all times. Often our activities try to appeal to the interests of the young people – we do not put them in a situation where they HAVE to socialise and mix with each other – though they often do which is a bonus!
Some of our activities are family trips: London, York etc.. And some of the activities are for the young people only with experienced carers provided by Mencap. In the past year these have included: Dr Who Live, Twycross Zoo, Thinktank Museum, 3D Polar Express, summer activity scheme and more. We welcome suggestions from families on trips and activities they would like – and actively encourage feedback from the young people as well.
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The Rutland Down’s Syndrome Tea Party Group
Children and parents meet at Visions Children Centre in Great Casterton on Thursdays 4.30pm-6.00pm.
or Trudy Bollons 07766 652201
Rutland SEN Trampolining
Based at Oakham C of E Primary School, Burley Road, Oakham for children and young people between the ages of 5 and 25 years old
Inclusive Multi-Skills Club
Based in the new sports hall at Catmose College, Catmose Campus , Oakham for children between the ages of 5 -11 years old.
Both activities are based on having FUN. We make new friends, progress, achieve, and increase our strength, stamina, co-ordination, flexibility and confidence (earning ourselves badges and certificates along the way to mark our achievement / progress). The SEN sessions are for children with both learning and physical difficulties to include Autism, Asperger’s, ADHD, Cerebral Palsy, Down’s Syndrome, Dyspraxia to name but a few.
Please visit our web site www.rutlandcoaching.co.uk