This year we have organised trips to local leisure centres, archery lessons, water sports, a course of outdoor activities, a trip to the theatre and regular cinema trips for the children. For the families we have had an Easter egg hunt, a Summer fair, day trips to local parks and monthly coffee mornings for all the family with more workshops for the children. We run both our own events and work with others organisations to improve access to current community facilities. We are just about to start running a BSL choir for both children and adults and restart our BSL courses for children and adults.
An event every month that begins at 11:00am on day First of the month, repeating until April 7, 2018
“Hello. My name is Shelley Frost. I am from Bradford-on-Avon in Wiltshire and I’m really pleased to be able to bring an exciting new meeting space to your Family Centre called ‘Parent Space’. I will be coordinating these groups each month but ideally the subjects will be decided by you and centred around what you would like to bring each month to discuss. It will be a great way to meet you all and gain some insight to know how I can best create this ‘space’ for you to offload. To let you know a little more about me, I am a trained counsellor, I currently counsel clients at an agency in Chippenham and I work for a company supporting Deaf adults in Bath with special needs. I am studying sign language, I have just achieved level 3 BSL and I’ve just enrolled in level 4 and hope to progress to level 6. I am just starting independent practise as a counsellor in Bath; therefore, if you would like individual 1:1 counselling, I can offer this to you. I will look into hiring rooms within Bristol and costs involved, should there be a need. My goal in learning sign language is to be a signing counsellor so Deaf people are able to access counselling the same way as hearing people as I feel passionate that counselling should be accessible to all. I really look forward to meeting you all.”
It is essential that all of our events and activities are enjoyable, welcoming and inclusive to all and we rely on all of our families who attend to ensure this is the case. For all our family events parents will be expected to be responsible for their children at all times to ensure we have a respectful, safe and inclusive environment. If there are any concerns or anyone does not feel this is the case please approach either staff or trustees who will always be available at all events.
If it is your first time attending an event or you don’t know anyone else attending, please let the organisers know and they will link you with another parent as part of our buddy system.
If you are available to work at an event, please email Emma at firstname.lastname@example.org, stating the event you are interested in.