BOSP Tots- UK

Charity:
Brighter Opportunities for Special People (BOSP)

BOSP delivers a wide range of regular clubs and activities with care, at evenings, weekends and during school holidays for families who have children with complex disabilities or life-limiting illnesses, aged 4 to 25 years.

Country

UK

Start Year:

2021

Run Time:

1

Participant Age:

0-5 years

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What is Co-Funding?

Co-funding with the ALMT allows individuals, other Trusts and Foundations, and Companies to contribute funds directly to individual, vetted and approved, project partnerships. With fifteen years of experience awarding grants and working in partnership with children’s organisations around the world, the ALMT is best placed to support you in your philanthropy.

BOSP’s vision is to provide a range of high-quality leisure and respite services to children and young people with learning or physical disabilities and their families. Profound learning disabilities and critical illnesses blight young lives and put great stress on the family unit. Disabled and very ill children face discrimination and substantial barriers to participation in mainstream activities, resulting in the whole family becoming marginalised and vulnerable to depression, family breakdown and social exclusion.

 

With the support of ALMT, BOSP will deliver a new baby and toddler club in Basildon, called BOSP Tots. The weekly session will be for isolated parents who have a baby or little one with a disability. By participating in BOSP Tots families will feel less alone, knowing there are other families in the same/similar position and being with people who really understand what they are feeling and the struggles they are going through. Friendships will be made leading to reduced isolation and confidence will be increased. Families share ideas with other parents and BOSP’s specialist support workers who have experience in Makaton Sign language, PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System), medication administering, gastronomy feeds, behaviours and are paediatric and mental health first aiders. Families will be able to attend free courses on how to develop your child’s interaction and attention, helping your child to communicate, developing your child’s understanding, and sensory differences and Self-help skills. Co-dependency will be reduced by helping to prepare the family for being away from their child at pre-school or respite at BOSP.

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