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Seven Up Charity

The Object of the CIO is:
For the public benefit, to help children and young people in Birmingham (and especially, but not exclusively, those who are disabled or who have mental health or other additional needs), in particular through providing inclusive play, youth and leisure time activities; so as to develop their capabilities, relationships and experience that they may grow as individuals, flourish and come to fulfil their potential as full and active members of society.

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The Secret Garden

Seven Up are fortunate enough to have access a slice of land adjoining the Rookery Children Centre which they have developed from scratch to call their own.
Opened in spring 2011 The Secret Garden offers a safe and secure space for some of Seven Up's disabled children. 

The best play spaces are always a theatre of possibilities.

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About Us

Set up seven years ago by a group of local parents, who wanted to create play opportunities for children within the area. We pride ourselves on being inclusive and creative in adapting play facilities for children with additional needs; allowing parents valuable respite time in the knowledge their children are safe and enjoying themselves in pleasant and secure settings.
We provide play, leisure and learning opportunities for disabled children, young people and their siblings at local venues in Handsworth Birmingham. We view play as crucial to a child’s development.

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Delivery

Provision for 4-13 years includes holiday playschemes:
Rookery Children’s Centre, afterschool sessions
Saturday playschemes, Hamilton Special School
Youth Club provision for 13- 25 years @ ER Mason Young Peoples Centre

News & Events

Summer Playscheme 2019

Hurray!

Playing Up!

Partners


Dens Of Equality

We believe that those children most at risk of social exclusion, particularly disabled children should have priority access to inclusive community play service
We believe that disabled children, young people and their families have the right to an ordinary life
Our aim is to make Birmingham a more inclusive city by reaching out to those children and young people most in need through inclusive play and leisure opportunities.


Hamilton School
Our partnership work with Hamilton School is multi dimensional; we deliver our Saturday play sessions from the site; we also run our afterschool club ’playing up’ from the school. The school have also provided us with generous storage space for our play resources. We have good open communication with the leadership team of the school this works well for signposting families to our services.

Rookery Children Centre  
A key partner organisation from the beginning, we have developed an outdoor play space on the site ‘the secret garden’. All of our holiday playschemes are delivered from here.

Working with the Children Centre has been useful as the family Support workers know who we are,  they are a point of referral for local parents and carers who may need our services.


ATHAC-Access to Heritage Arts and Culture CIC. 

Providing services for parents and carers to access local and national leisure, culture and the arts.

We have been working with ATHAC to develop a new ‘youth offer’ for disabled young people. Working with them has opened up new opportunities to the youth group, particularly around the arts.

Hockley Day Care Centre
Thanks to Hockley Day Care Centre our youth group now have access to a bright and roomy venue, perfect for the members of the group who use wheelchairs. The Centre offers weekday opportunities to adults with learning disabilities. When we were in need of an accessible weekend venue, they have warmly opened their doors; giving young people the space to hang out with their peers; its a place where we can meet some of the social, development needs and interests of this diverse group of young people.

Funders

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Are commissioned by Birmingham City Council to deliver Short Breaks to Disabled Children, as one of their key delivery partners we deliver Saturday and school holiday play sessions.

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Have provided funding for the delivery of our Youth Session over 12 months, this enables young people with complex health and social needs to enjoy a range of environments and sensory experiences supported by staff who are able to respond to their individual and group needs.

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The grant will enable us to make essential repairs and improvements in the ‘Secret Garden’. Removing broken equipment and debris creating new sensory features and areas of interest for the children.

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This year we have been successful in receiving two grants; one to help with our publicity and online presence (paying for this website development!); two a grant to support the core costs involved in our development, providing funding towards training our staff team and the Management Committee.

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