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Rotherham Parent Carers Forum

Rotherham Parent Carer Forum provides short break activities for disabled children and their families including family swimming, jump stars and soft play sessions.

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Elephants in Step and Mini Elephants in Step

The Elephant’s in Step club offers quality activities for young people with disabilities on a monthly basis. The sessions are fully staffed by qualified youth workers and support staff and include activities such as dance and karaoke, arts and crafts, massage therapy and themed games.

The Mini Elephant’s in Step Club is a session for children and young people with disabilities under the age of 13 and supports social and emotional wellbeing, confidence, building positive friendships and socialisation.

Sessions take place at Dalton Youth Centre, Magna Lane, Dalton, Rotherham, S60 4HH. Transport can be provided at a cost of £4

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Mind Body Soul group

The Mind Body Soul group are held monthly in various locations in Rotherham. The group help creativity and promote an interest in the arts and drama for children and young people and includes a residential stay.

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Nexus Multi Academy Trust (MAT)

Nexus MAT offer a range of weekly after school and bi-monthly Saturday clubs to meet the needs of children and young people aged 2-19 with severe learning difficulties - specifically profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD) and autism spectrum conditions (ASC).

Activities include soft play, creative arts, music, arts and crafts, sports and games, multi-sensory room, outdoor learning and computer work.

Nexus MAT will also offer a minimum of 15 days school holiday short breaks (excluding Christmas). All sessions are staffed by a lead worker and support staff and transport can be provided if required.

Costs: (Payment must be made in advance to secure places and transport).

After school provision: £5

Holiday provision: £10

Transport contribution: £5 per session (no transport available for Saturday clubs).

Please contact the Nexus MAT Extended Services coordinator by emailing ESC@Nexusmat.org or your child’s school, social worker or family support worker for details of how to access Nexus MAT short breaks.


Triple P Parenting Programme

Triple P discussion groups are small group sessions that offer practical advice for tackling specific problem behaviour. These groups are for all parents including those who may have a child with a specific learning difficulty or disability.

In a relaxed group session, the facilitator will give you tips and suggestions for dealing with your child or young person’s problem behaviour.

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