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Children and Young People

The table below shows all organisations that provide services

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Organisation (Please click for more info) Organisation Description Services Provided
Advocacy for All

Advocacy for All is an independent provider that works on behalf of people in the borough and provides:

*Independent Mental Capacity Advocates to support and represent a person in the decision making process

*Deprivation of Liberty and Care Act Advocates to provide specialist support

*Community advocacy support for people with learning disabilities

*Young people's advocacy support services

*NHS complaint advocacy support services

*Speaking up group for people with learning disabilities

Magpie Dance

Magpie Dance is the UK’s leading dance charity working with people with learning disabilities. Since 1985, we have been running workshops and dance classes for children and adults. Our participants have a range of learning disabilities and are aged eight +, with no upper age limit on taking part. Through dance, our participants gain significant life, social and communication skills with measurable health and wellbeing benefits. Participants stage regular performances and national tours, many in prestigious performing arts venues. Ambitious and talented dancers are supported through professional progression pathways. We also deliver professional training for education, dance, health and business clients nationally, and we work in partnership with the NHS to provide in-patient work for clients with dementia and a range of complex learning disabilities.

• Weekly dance classes for dancers with learning disabilities
• Workshops
• Training
• Dance intensives (Easter and Summer Schools)
• Performances

Bexley Group for Therapeutic Riding

Provides the opportunity of riding to disabled children in Bexley to improve physical and mental health and well being.
Available to young people up to 19 years old.
Riding therapy and lessons take place on Wednesday morning and Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at Arrow Riding Centre, Dartford. Please contact for more information.

Horse Riding

North West Kent Countryside Partnership

The North West Kent Countryside Partnership works throughout the boroughs of Bexley, Sevenoaks, Dartford and Gravesham on a wide variety of community conservation projects.

Our Partnership has four main strands of work:

Landscape & Biodiversity
Education & Learning
Community-based Initiatives
Health & Wellbeing

Volunteering group (conservation activities)
Volunteering access group (for people requiring extra support to volunteer);
Healthy walks
Dementia walks
Mindfulness walks
Country crafts activities
Community events and fun days
Therapeutic horticulture activities

Archway Project Ltd (The)

The aims of the project are:
(1) to divert young people away from crime, reduce re-offending and provide the young people with the qualifications and skills necessary to assist them in securing meaningful employment.
(2) provide mentally and physically disadvantaged young people with the qualifications and skills necessary to assist them in securing meaningful employment.

Activities include: Engineering, cookery, banger racing, IT, horticulture, socialising, fishing, off-road bicycling, off-road motorcycling and go-karting

Archways courses are registered with the BTEC (Business & Technology Education Council) and AQA (Assessment & Qualifications Alliance)

Engineering
Cookery
Banger racing
IT
Horticulture
Socialising
Fishing
Off-road bicycling
Off-road motorcycling
Go-karting

Archways courses are registered with the BTEC (Business & Technology Education Council) and AQA (Assessment & Qualifications Alliance)

St John Ambulance Erith Division

We provide first aid training to St John members from the age of 7 years old.

Training for members
First aid provision to the public

Youth Action and Diversity Trust

YADT are a youth initiative encouraging youth engagement and participation across a wide range of activities, behavioural support programmes, courses and workshops. Our aim is to meet the needs of young people in an innovative and fun way.

Drama Clubs
Girls Social Clubs
Football Clubs
Art Clubs
Cooking
Gardening
5 to 7 Activities
8 to 16 Activities
Holiday Provision
Multi Sports Clubs
Room Hire
One to One Support Sessions
Workshops
Accredited Courses
Behaviour Support Programme

Little Fish Theatre Company

We produce high quality drama experiences for young people in and around London. Little Fish works with disadvantaged groups including young offenders and victims and perpetrators of sexual violence. The company also works closely with young people making the transition from primary to secondary school.

After school clubs
Summer projects
6 week healthy relationship programmes
Theatre performances/workshops for schools and outside provisions

Bexley Down's Syndrome Group

Our Group offer support, information and we fundraise to provide social activities for members and/or families living in the borough.

Members have access to a holiday caravan in the New Forest

Social Activities
Annual Christmas meal
christmas pantomime trip

Bexley Dodgers Boccia Club

Competitive and recreational Boccia for people with disabilities.
The Bexley Dodgers Boccia Club is run in conjunction with Cleeve Park School and has extended membership to include players with a physical disability.
Sessions are held at Cleeve Park on the 3rd Sunday of each month with existing members who have a learning disability.
Boccia is similar to French Boules and is a game of skill that is included in the Paralympics. Players can either throw, kick or use a ramp to propel the ball towards the target. Boccia is a sport that can be enjoyed by everyone no matter what disability they may have.

Teaching the game of boccia and seeking competitive opportunities

Insight Bexley

Insight Bexley is a registered charity that provides housing and benefit advice to young people and people from BME groups. Insight Bexley also provides a back to work training for young people who have not been in Employment, Education or Training (NEET).

Housing advice
Benefit advice
Advice surgeries/sessions
Back to Work training
Mentoring for Young people to motivate, encourage and empower them to achieve.

Lighthouse Educational Society

Lighthouse Educational Society is a South London-based charity working to enable and empower young people through education and raise confidence and ability to take initiative amongst them. It is a people-centric organisation aiming to give responsibility to all those who are willing to volunteer. We encourage involvement from all ages and everyone from different walks of life.

• Youth Mentoring
• Supplementary School (Tuition)
• Education Consultancy
• Community Engagement
• Social Group
• Free Educating Clubs (Homework, Maths, Chess etc.)

Bexley Women's Aid

Bexley Women’s Aid provide refuge accommodation and outreach support to women and children experiencing domestic abuse.

Refuge accommodation
Helpline
Outreach support for women
One Stop Shop
Drop in service
Community Support Groups
Freedom Programme
Positive Assertive Confidence Training
Mother’s Moving Forward Group
Children’s Outreach Support
Education and Prevention Work
Training for Domestic Abuse Awareness

Dyslexia Association of Bexley Bromley Lewisham & Greenwich

To help adults and children overcome the problems of dyslexia and associated learning difficulties whilst promoting their positive attributes.
We give information to and help for parents, teachers, adults and professionals. You can call our office on: 020 8315 2526

Helpline
Open meetings
Workshops
Support with education
Adult group and support
Newsletter
Screening

Howbury Tumblers (The)

Parent Carer toddler group provides a safe, stimulating play & learn environment for children age 0 -5 and their carers , a first chance for learning, fun & friendship outside the home.

Daily creative , cooking, sensory & physical play for children indoor and outside.
Support for Parents & carers.
Student support scheme.

Bexley Snap

Our vision is that disabled children have choices and a right to a fulfilling life.
Our values are:
Understanding and showing respect and commitment to the families that we work with.
Being passionate because disabled children and young people need a champion at all times.
Actively listening so that we can help reduce the struggle and battle parents face.
Seeing the disabled child as part of a whole family with different support needs.
Believing that disabled children belong and are welcome in our community.

Holiday Clubs
After school Clubs
Saturday Clubs
Youth Clubs
Lego Club
Counselling and parent courses

Bexley Voice for Special Needs Children

Bexley Voice is a voluntary group of parents and carers of children and young people (aged 0-25) with special/additional needs and disabilities (SEND) living in Bexley. We provide signposting and empowering families to obtain best possible services.

We run tea and talk sessions for parents and produce E bulletins for members.

Signposting and empowering families to obtain best possible care and services.
E bulletins for members highlighting services, legislation changes and sharing local & national consultations
School Visit programme - going in to schools, pre schools etc. to talk with parents about local services and national issues.
Monthly Tea & Talk – where parents can drop in to speak with us about specific issues, enjoy a cuppa and listen to a relevant professional speak about their service.
Active Facebook group – open only to parent carers in Bexley – where parents support each other on a wide range of topics
Attendance at a range of meetings; to network and build partnerships with other local groups and neighbouring Parent Forums, with service providers and the Local Authority and CCG to influence the maintenance and development of services for our members.
We offer workshops and briefings to parent carers as funding allows.

Social Arts for Education (S.A.F.E.)

A study centre for children 11-18 who are unable to cope in mainstream school due to bullying and associated reasons. Exam centre for home-schooled children.
Academic tuition and a variety of therapies and counselling. After-school club and play scheme in summer holidays.

Academic tuition and a variety of therapies and counselling. After-school club and play scheme in summer holidays.

Bexley Accessible Transport Scheme

We aim to reduce loneliness and isolation by providing community transport to the vulnerable and less able.

Hop’N shop
SEN transport
Adult Day centre Transport
Patient transport
Shop mobility
Community transport
Individual transport
Group hire
Day trips
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Travel Training.

Team Up

Team Up uses tuition, delivered by inspirational volunteer role models, to enable pupils from low income backgrounds to meaningfully increase their academic attainment, in order to improve the choices open to them.

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