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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

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

National Autistic Society (Bexley Branch)

Our overall aims are to inform and represent parent/carers of CYP aged 0-26 with an SEND living in Bexley.
Our membership is free

we hire out entire soft play centres or swimming pools to enable our families to relax and enjoy the experience confident they are with a supportive group. We block book at theatre shows so that families can try this experience in a supportive group.
Our Make and Bake and youth Club are for the YP on the spectrum only.
We have a monthly coffee morning, to enable parents/carers to come and talk with each other and the committee – this often has a speaker in attendance on a relevant topic.
We also organise larger presentations from relevant speakers.

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)

Charlton Athletic Community Trust

Charlton Athletic Community Trust (CACT) is celebrating over 20 years at the heart of the community. We focus on seven main areas: Youth Service, Education, Sport, Health, Early Help and Prevention, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion & Social Action and Enterprise.

Mentoring
Sports diversionary activities
Education programmes
Short breaks for disabled young people
Football courses
Charlton Challenge

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 Christian Life Centre

We are a Church with a community heart reaching out to people of all ethnic groups, young and old, families and the isolated with the love of Christ.

The Diamond Jubilee Club for over 65’s with music as reminiscence therapy meeting on the last Tuesday of each month 10.30am – 12.15pm
‘The Rock’ Community Youth Club on Friday evenings 13-18 year olds.
Toddlers Group on Friday mornings 10.00am.
Other groups for young people.

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

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

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.

Crossroads Care South East London

A range of practical, personal, emotional and information services to support carers, people living with physical, learning, mental health and complex needs across Bexley, Greenwich and Lewisham

1:1 support services to carers of disabled children and young people
1:1 support services to carers of adults and older people
Short breaks
Respite Care
Early Intervention
24/7 Supported Living Services
Waking/Sleeping Overnight Services
Volunteer Befriending Service(Adults)
Memory cafes for carers and people living with Dementia

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.)

Compass

Compass offers support and guidance for a parent or carer of a child or young person with Autism or ADHD.

Helpline
Parent Workshops
Parent Support Groups

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.

• Recruit, train and DBS-check tutors as well as cover all of their expenses.
• Match small groups of pupils with subject-specific tutors.
• Administer and mark a baseline and end of intervention assessment to assess the needs of pupils and measure progress.
• Use the baseline assessment to develop a tailored curriculum in Maths or English specific to each pupil and aimed at helping them to develop fluency in the core knowledge and skills they need to progress.
• Provide a Programme Manager (a qualified teacher) who will work closely with pupils and tutors to ensure the intervention works in your school, and to manage the weekly sessions.
• Monitor and report on pupils’ progress, including academic progress and attendance.
• Deliver enrichment events with our corporate and university partners wherever possible.

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