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Children and Young People

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

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.)

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

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.

Blackfen Community Library

We are a community library in the heart of Blackfen High Street and our vision is to have an 'open door' for our community - providing opportunities to access a great world of books in a comforting 'third space' – a home away from home. We believe our library space offers us the opportunity to not only cater for specific population groups, such as children, families, students, the unemployed, carers, the retired and anyone who needs a place to belong – but also a brilliant way to bring different groups in our community together. Our motto is 'a big hello' - a warm greeting and welcoming space for everyone – including those who may not always feel welcome elsewhere. Our coffee shop is a central part of our library and we run various programmes and events in the space to bring our community together. We have big ideas for the future and our staff and volunteers have a big heart to use our space in a big way to impact Blackfen for good.

Café / Coffee Shop
Books for loan
Books for Sale
Study space
Venue hire
Photo copying
Printing
Computers
Wifi
Phone / laptop charging
Children’s reading / singing programmes
Children’s crafts / educational programmes
Scrabble Club
Craft Club
Support Group coffee mornings (Parkinsons, dementia)
Coffee Morning – discounted drinks
IT support
Outreach programmes (seasonal and for specific groups – e.g. for lonely and isolated people)
Volunteering
Work experience

Family Lives Bexley

Home visiting befriending service for families (level 1)in Bexley with a pre school child.
Bite size parenting training.
Employment of Play Workers to provide 3000 of play to Children’s Centres in the 3 localities in Bexley.

Befriending

Kingsgen Foundation

Kingsgen Foundation is a charitable organisation established to empower, equip, educate and enlighten parents to support children. We provide educational and parenting services through conferences, seminars, workshops, symposiums, coaching of parents, coaching and mentoring children. We support both parents and their children,

Metro Charity

A centre in South East London for lesbian, gay and bisexual people and those questioning their sexuality. Providing information, support, advice, education and training.
METRO is a leading equality & diversity charity, providing health, community & youth services across London & the South East & national & international projects.

Youth services
Mental health & wellbeing services
Sexual & reproductive health & HIV services
Community participation & involvement

Bexley adolescent support service - Porchlight

Some young people need additional support to help them reach their full potential. That’s where BASS can help.
The service works with 8-17 year olds across Bexley, providing one-to-one support at home, in school, or anywhere the young person feels safe.

We’ve designed the service to help young people with all kinds of support needs, whether they’re having difficulty managing their relationships, getting into trouble at school or having problems at home that are affecting their education.
Our support workers make young people feel valued and listened to. We can help them to develop the social, emotional and relationship skills they’ll need throughout life.
Over a period of up to 12 weeks, we work with the young person to develop and follow a support plan containing achievable goals specific to their situation and needs.
Creative approaches are used to engage with even the hardest-to-reach young people, building connections through activities.
We also work alongside other practitioners and services to develop the young person’s relationships with their family, community and school.

We support young people on a 121 basis that meet at least one of the following criteria:
• At risk of exclusion from education
• Poor attendance in education
• Poor behaviour in education
• Family difficulties – e.g. domestic abuse – impacting on education

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