Our disability inclusion project has managed to secure more funding to continue its programme of activities for another 3 years.
Following the ongoing success of the Council`s Children`s Disability Inclusion Project, the Community, Culture & Wellbeing service has been successful in a further bid to Essex County Council to deliver Short Breaks Community Clubs and Activities across West Essex.
We will receive £152,480 per year from April 2023 until March 2026, with the potential for a 2-year extension.
Working with Harlow and Uttlesford Councils to deliver provision in their respective districts, we offer clubs and activities for children with learning disabilities, autism and physical impairments.
Activities will take place during both term-time and during the school holidays, with special events and weekend activities on offer.
Advice and training will also be on offer to wider community clubs to support them to become even more inclusive.
Health and Wellbeing Strategy
The funding will contribute towards the aim of reducing inequalities in the district, as outlined in the Epping Forest Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2022-2026.
Families we value
Cllr Aniket Patel, Cabinet Member for Wellbeing and Community said:
Epping Forest District Council has offered activities for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities for more than 12 years. We’re thrilled to have been given the opportunity to continue to work with families who have come to value our Short Breaks service so much, whilst supporting wider community clubs to become more inclusive.
Book your place on the Short Breaks community clubs and activities online.
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