‘Out & About’ Inclusive Play Team

The ‘Out & About’ Inclusive Play Team    Out and About                   

Who are we

Out & About are a group of organisations that provide ‘Short Breaks’ services to children and families of Disabled children in Bristol.

The Group is made up of Bristol Playbus, W.E.C.I.L (West of England Centre for Inclusive Living), N.A.S (National Autistic Society), KHAAS (South Aisain & BME Services) and  Time2share.

You can find out more information about all their services by clicking on the links at the bottom of the page.

This leaflet list all of our sessions and contact details

Out and About Short breaks leaflet July-December 2015

What do we do 

We work closely with The Inclusive Play Team at Bristol City Council to:

  • Help match children and families up with the most appropriate sessions to their needs.
  • Provide a ‘Short Breaks’ service for Disabled children
  • We achieve outcomes for Disabled children
  • We provide fun, accessible and inclusive sessions for children aged 0-15.

What are short breaks ?

Short breaks are a statutory obligation. This means that it’s written in law that the local authority must provide a range of choices of short breaks for children with disabilities and their families. Short breaks can range from just a few hours up to an overnight stay at a residential centre or a week away. They provide a much needed break from caring for the family and an opportunity for socialising with their peers and trying new things for the children and young people.

More info on Short Breaks                              OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Respite and short breaks (pdf)

Findability is a website for disabled children and their families that lists short breaks that are taking place across Bristol and the local area.

Link to http://www.findabilitybristol.org.uk/

We provide

  • Inclusive Play sessions at Bristol’s Adventure Playgrounds with extra staff on hand to support your child’s additional needs.
  • Exclusive Sensory Play sessions onboard our flagship Sensory Truck. Using the latest technology we can provide a one to one sessions at an accessible location.

What makes us different ?

  • A fully trained staff team benefitting from 40 years experience of delivering Play projects to marginalised communities.
  • We work in a unique way, combining elements of Play and therapy to deliver outcomes in a fun and meaningful way.
  • We work in partnership with The Occupational Therapy unit at UWE to ensure that activities are both engaging and therapeutic.

    Sensory Truck FAQ’S sensory-truck-faq

Who is it for ?

Disabled children aged 5-15

LAP Sensory     Making chimes with the inclusive play team at St.Paul's Adventure playground

Accessible bikes for everyone at St.Paul's adventure playground

Accessible bikes for everyone at St.Paul’s adventure playground

How can you access our services ?

  • Contact your local Inclusive Play Team
  • Speak to your Bridging worker
  • Drop us an email at LetsAllPlay@BristolPlaybus.org 
  • (Telling us your name, age of your child/children and your Postcode)
  • Call the main office on 0117 9551561

Lets All Play dates up to December 2015 –

click on the link to download the new flyer

Out and About Short breaks leaflet July-December 2015

New S.E.N.D. Reforms

 Useful links:

www.goplacestoplay.org.uk   Lists play sessions and places to Play across Bristol
www.findabilitybristol.org.uk   This is Bristol’s ‘Local Offer’ listing ALL providers of Disabled children’s services
OUR OTHER PARTNERS IN THE ‘OUT & ABOUT‘ GROUP
www.wecil.co.uk                West of England Centre for Independent Living
www.autism.org.uk             National Autistic Society
www.khaas.co.uk                Khaas - Meets the needs of South Asian disabled children
time2share.org.uk              Time2Share - Supporting disabled children, young people and their families