Birchfield Big Local Disability Family Project
Birchfield Big local identified the need for services for children and young people with disabilities and as a locally based organisation, Athac is in an ideal position to respond to local families who face daily challenges in raising a child or young person with a disability.
The desired outcomes identified are as follows:
Increasing the engagement of parents/carers of disabled children and young people in the Birchfield area.
Increasing opportunities for out of school activities – both inclusive sessions and specific disability group sessions.
Improving awareness and take up of wider leisure and cultural opportunities
Reduce the stress and improve the well-being of parents/carers.
Developing local sensory provision for children and adults with profound multi-sensory disabilities.
Disability Family Project: Provides a family support service enabling families of disabled children and young people to spend quality time together.
Core Activities include:
Monthly family Activity session at Birchfield Children’s Centre
Weekend family trips and activities
Art and Cultural Activities
Family Outreach Service
Children and young people activities for holders of direct payments
Outreach carers support
Health and well Being sessions
Parent training workshops
Information and advice
Direct Payment and Personal Budget
Athac provides a bespoke service to individual who have an assessed need and are in receipt of direct payment. We deliver a personalised enriching programme of leisure and cultural opportunities based around the individual preferences and interest. Additionally we supports individuals to explore their community and make wider social connections.
Children in need
Athac was successful in securing funding for the next 12 months providing an inclusive creative workshop
Improve children self confidence
Children and young people develop friendships and make wider connections
Identify Talent and celebrate work produced