The Action for Children (AFC) Summer Playscheme is available to children and young people with disabilities or additional needs aged 4-18 years (19 if attending Severndale School) who are registered with Shropshire’s ‘All In’ Short Breaks programme.
The Playscheme will be running from Tuesday 23rd July – Friday 23rd August 2013 with full and half days available.
For further details regarding what opportunities are available on each day, including a booking form and contact details for AFC please click here.
The closing date for all bookings is Friday 7th June. Due to demand it may not be possible to give you every day you request but AFC will endeavour to meet your needs up to 2 days per week maximum. Dates booked are not guaranteed until you receive a confirmation letter from AFC.
Please note: There is no charge for attending the summer playscheme. All days are FREE of charge, although any donations to AFC would be gratefully received.
Anyone who has not accessed Action for Children’s services previously please contact Deborah King or Mandie Ellis on 01743 344696.
Parent/Carer consultation meetings regarding the Summer Playscheme will be held as follows:
- Tuesday 21st May at 1.00pm at The Willows, 49 Reabrook Avenue, Belle Vue, Shrewsbury SY3 7PZ.
- Wednesday 22nd May at 9.30am at The Willows, 49 Reabrook Avenue, Belle Vue, Shrewsbury SY3 7PZ.
- Wednesday 22nd May at 6.00pm at Belle Vue Youth Club, Rocke Street, Shrewsbury, SY3 7PY.
If you are unable to attend any of the consultation meetings AFC are happy to meet parents/carers on an individual or group basis.
AFC have tried to access Severndale School as a venue for part of their summer play scheme, in line with some parents/carers preferences, but unfortunately due to major contracting work this will not be possible and therefore the venue for the play scheme will be The Priory School, Longden Road, Shrewsbury, SY3 9EE.
AFC are aware that some parent/carer preferences for Severndale School as a venue are due to the hydro pool, sensory room and soft play facilities which are available there. AFC would like to reassure parents/carers that these facilities are provided through accessing external hydro pool/sensory facilities and hiring soft play/inflatable equipment which is available on all venue days. Also please note that AFC hire the whole of the Priory School and therefore have access to all areas such as: sports hall, IT suite, arts room, secure outside areas, playing fields etc. There are also disabled changing facilities and areas available to AFC at all times.
AFC would like to inform parents/carers that if there is a demand for support in transporting children/young people from the wider areas of Shropshire then they are more than willing to look at ways to help parents/carers.