BOSP Brighter Opportunities for Special People
Our new BOSP Tots baby and toddler group will be starting on Thursday 6th June. This free group is open to parents, carers and grandparents of babies and children age 4 and under with any kind of additional need or disability. BOSP will have exclusive use of a pre-school room, soft play equipment and sensory room. It will also provide the opportunity to meet with others facing similar challenges and to receive help and advice from our specialist staff. If you have a friend or relative who would like some support but they are worried about coming along on their own, please bring them along, we would love to see you.
The sessions with be held each Thursday morning during term time from 10am to 11.30am, at Northlands Family Hub, Davenants, Basildon, SS13 1QX. Autumn term dates are 12th, 19th, 26th September, 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th October.
Either just pop along of you contact The BOSP Office on 01268 553117 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you will be coming. Thank you to the team at Northlands Family Hub for their support of our project
Peer Support Group
Our free Peer Support Coffee Mornings where our families can have a coffee and chat with other families have been very well received. The sessions are held once a month and the dates for our next sessions are on 26th June, 17th July, 25th September, 23rd October and 27th November from 10am to 11.30am at The Green Centre, Wat Tyler Country Park. This is also an opportunity to discuss any other issues with our Family Liaison Worker, from Schools to respite or re-assessment. Please let us know you will be popping along by contacting The BOSP Office on 01268 553117.
Community Tree Support
When you have a child or young person with a disability or life-limiting condition, there are very often additional challenges that families face. In the past it has been difficult to find out what resources are available to you locally, until now.
The Community Tree initiative is a collaboration of local organisations who have come together to help improve access to mental health and well-being services, from counselling to advocacy, volunteering victim support, housing support or rent arrears.
To find out what help is available in your town, click on the website link below to access the Community Tree Directory.