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Leisure (SEN and Disabilities)

Social and leisure opportunities

When a person has a disability, they will sometimes need extra support to get out and use leisure facilities.

Read about financial support to access social opportunities.

See below for a list of leisure opportunities for children with Special Educational Needs and / or Disabilities (SEND). Or, see a list of Activities and events for those with SEND.

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  • Name
    AutismAble
    Location
    The CustomSpace
    Description
    An autism friendly organization focusing on learner engagement and employment opportunities.
  • Name
    Council Youth Clubs
    Description
    Council youth clubs provide a range of informal personal and social education opportunities for children and young people aged 5-19 years (up to 25 years if the young person has special needs / disabilities).
  • Name
    Family Holiday Association
    Description
    Breaks for UK families struggling with issues such as disability, severe and sudden illness, bereavement, mental health issues and domestic violence.
  • Name
    Leisure facilities
    Description
    Within South Tyneside there are a range of leisure activities to cater for all sporting interests and abilities.
  • Name
    Library computer software
    Description
    Special software is available on computers at all branches of libraries in South Tyneside, that can help children with visual impairments or dyslexia.
  • Name
    Max Cards
    Description
    Max Cards give children with additional needs free and discounted entry to hundreds of local, regional and national attractions.
  • Name
    Mobile youth vehicles
    Description
    Vehicles are fitted with TVs, games consoles and music facilities.
  • Name
    North East Autism Society
    Description
    For over 35 years we've led the way in providing specialist care, education and services for children, young people and adults with autism, across the North East of England.
  • Name
    Pathway 4 All
    Description
    Pathways 4 All is a parent led charity based at the Tim Lamb Children's Centre serving Tyne & Wear, Northumberland, County Durham and beyond.
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    Sensory rooms
    Description
    Sensory rooms for children with disabilities.
  • Name
    Soft play area
    Location
    Hebburn Central
    Description
    Soft play at Hebburn Central offers a suitable place to take small children to get them active. The soft play area features various interactive and fun features.
  • Name
    South Tyneside Active Network
    Description
    The service provides a point of contact and signposting service for any family looking for information on children's disability.
  • Name
    Sport and Play Development Service
    Description
    The service runs a holiday activity scheme for children with disabilities and provides sporting opportunities for all children.
  • Name
    Sunderland Actionnaires
    Description
    The clubs provide opportunities for visually impaired children to participate in sports in a safe, structured and fun environment.
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    Support to access social opportunities
    Description
    Social Workers and Care Managers based within Children's Services and Adult Social Care may be able to offer some support to those with disabilities to access social opportunities.
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    The Cinema Exhibitors Association Card
    Description
    This is a national card that can be used to prove that the holder is entitled to one free ticket for a parent or carer accompanying them to the cinema.
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    The Millennium PHAB Club
    Location
    Millennium P.H.A.B Club
    Description
    The Millennium PHAB Club is a Youth and Community organisation which aims to integrate people of different abilities in social, educational and leisure activity.
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    TV licence discount
    Description
    If you or someone you live with (including children) is registered blind you may qualify for a 50% discount to the cost of your TV licence.
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    Useful Vision
    Description
    Useful Vision aims to help all abilities and ages of visually impaired children and their families in the North East get the most out of life.
  • Name
    Whizz-Kidz
    Description
    A national charity that can provide customised mobility equipment, training and advice.

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