The dance sessions will provide an environment where disabled children and young people can enjoy themselves, learn, grow and have fun!
The programme of ‘free’ dance sessions, supported by ‘Calderdale Short Breaks’ will take place on the following dates;
- Wednesday 9th May
- Wednesday 16th May
- Wednesday 6th June
- Wednesday 20th June
- Wednesday 4th July
- Wednesday 18th July
All sessions will run from 4.00pm–4.45pm
About Flamingo Chicks
Flamingo Chicks CIC provides an inclusive community giving children with disabilities and illnesses such as cancer the opportunity to enjoy ballet alongside their friends.
There are all kinds of children in the classes including those undergoing treatment for cancer, children who are visually impaired, those with autism, cerebral palsy, Downs Syndrome or other needs. The aim is to actively celebrate what our children CAN do.
While the children explore movement their parents and carers benefit from a vital support network.
The vision is a world where disabled people have the same range of opportunities, and a culture of integrated social and well-being activity, where everyone works together as equals.
About Calderdale Short Breaks
A short break can give disabled children and young people the opportunity to have an enjoyable experience with or without their parents or carer. It can also give parents and carers a break by providing an extra pair of hands to make everyday things possible.
The break can take the form of:
- daytime support in the home or elsewhere;
- overnight support in the home or elsewhere;
- leisure activities outside the home;
- assistance for carers in the evenings, at weekends and during school holidays.
The break can last anything from a couple of hours to days. The length and type of break will depend on the needs and aspirations of your child, the impact that disability has on family life and the age of your child.
There are different ways to find out about short breaks:
- contact the Disabled Children Family Link Co-ordinator for further details on 01422 394096 or 07775 110188
- a professional who works with your child (social worker, community nurse, family support worker or someone else who you trust) will also be able to find out information for you
- ask another parent! Parents tell us that speaking to each other is one of the best ways of finding out about opportunities. If you would like to be put in touch with another parent, phone: 01422 343090 (Unique Ways) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more details or to give feedback on short breaks;
Telephone 01422 392743