BOSP Brighter Opportunities for Special People
BOSP is a small independent South Essex based charity who has been supporting families for over 28 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 and in 2019 won the Pride of Essex 'Teams of Pride' award
BOSP offers care in the form of 9 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.
Our aim is to enable disabled children to have fun and access the same activities as children without disabilities, and to prevent crisis occurring by bringing a bit of 'normality' back into the lives of parents, so they can go out to lunch, spend time with their other children, catch up with much needed sleep or just have a quiet cup of tea.
Sessions take place in Basildon, Pitsea, Billericay, Wickford and Brentwood, as well as out and about in the community throughout Essex and the London Borough of Havering.
We also provide parent/carer support groups and a baby and toddler group. Please see our services section for more details.
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.
Registered in England & Wales. Company Limited by Guarantee No. 5284004.
Registered Charity No: 1107392
“"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."”