Brighter Opportunities for Special People
THANK YOU FOR EVERYONE'S HELP DURING THE PANDEMIC AND THROUGH THIS TRICKY RECOVERY TIME, FROM GRANTS, DONATIONS OR VIRTUAL FUNDRAISERS AT WORK OR AT HOME, IT REALLY IS APPRECIATED BY US ALL AT BOSP!
BOSP is a small independent South Essex based charity who for 30 years has been supporting families and their children / young adults who have disabilities or life-limiting conditions, by providing inclusive activities, respite care and support
In 2019 BOSP won the Pride of Essex 'Teams of Pride' award
BOSP offers 12 different clubs and parent/carer support services on weekdays, evenings, weekends and school holidays to support a variety of different wants and support needs.
Sessions provide exciting activities with social opportunities, whilst providing families with a vital break.
Our aim is to enable disabled children and young people aged 0-25 years to access the same activities as children without disabilities, helping to develop their independence, self-esteem and social skills, whilst improving parents' well-being by providing much needed breaks, so they can spend quality time with their partner or other children, access work, catch up with much needed sleep or maybe just enjoy a quiet cup of tea. Please see our Activities and Services section for more details.
Sessions take place in Basildon, Pitsea, Billericay 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.
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."”