BOSP Brighter Opportunities for Special People
Please note that we have recently changed our name to BOSP Brighter Opportunities for Special People
BOSP is a small independent South Essex based charity who has been supporting families for over 27 years by providing fun short break care for their children, young people and young adults aged 4 years and up who have disabilities or life-limiting conditions.
In 2013/2014, we were awarded 'Outstanding' by Ofsted.
BOSP offers care in the form of 8 different clubs at evenings, weekends and school holidays, providing fun and exciting activities with social opportunities, in order to develop the children' and young people's independence, self-esteem and social skills, whilst providing families with vital respite.
BOSP is dedicated to improving the lives of children and young adults with disabilities through fully supported social activities, whilst relieving family pressures by providing much needed support away from the home.
BOSP clubs are staffed with a high ratio of BOSP Playworkers to child or young adults in order that most medical, physical and behavioural needs can be met. Sessions take place in Billericay, Basildon, Wickford and Brentwood, as well as out and about in the community throughout Essex and the London Borough of Havering.
If you would like to find out how we can support your family, or if you would like to make a donation or fundraise for BOSP so that more children and young adults with disabilities can be supported, please call The BOSP Office on 01268 553117.
“"I have been accessing BOSP for 10+ years and it really has proven to be a sanity saver. Caring for a child/young adult with disabilities is a lonely, soul destroying, draining existence at times and being able to relax from this for a few hours has been invaluable, enabling me to continue to have my son at home. There is absolutely no other suitable provision in the local vicinity where my son can go to experience a club-like provision where his special needs are met and catered for and where he receives first class care for his care."”
Registered in England & Wales. Company Limited by Guarantee No. 5284004.
Registered Charity No: 1107392