News from Shropshire Family Info

Childcare and holiday clubs

The school holidays are almost here again. Is it me or is this year flying by?

If you are looking for childcare or holiday clubs to keep your kids busy, why not take a look at our Family Information Directory.

Whether they enjoy animal care, arts and crafts or sport, there is something for everyone!

Activities for children with special educational needs and/or disabilities

Struggling to find activities that meet the needs of your child?

The All In Programme is for children aged up to the age of 18 who live in Shropshire and have a disability that prevents them accessing universal services without additional support.

All In short breaks are available to families when universal services aren’t able to meet the needs of their disabled child, and provide a range of opportunities such as youth clubs, holiday schemes, horse riding, cycling, forest school, drama, arts, football and sports.

You can find out more about the types of activities on offer on the Actio website. To take part in our ‘All In’ activities you need to register as a member.

Things to do this half term

We’ve got our fingers crossed for some nice weather during May half term so we can get out and about with our families.

Did you know as well as posting about upcoming events and activities on our social media, we also have a whole directory jam packed with things to do. Listings can helpfully be sorted by area and age. You can find out what is going on near you this half term here.

New drop in clinics from Shropshire Health Visiting Service

The Shropshire Health Visiting Service are now offering free drop-in clinics in Shrewsbury, Ludlow and Bridgnorth.

Health Visitors can help families with children aged 0-5 years old. They can offer information, advice and support on a range of topics, including:

  • Infant feeding and breastfeeding advice
  • Child development
  • Emotional health and wellbeing
  • Parenting and local support groups
  • Behaviour
  • Sleep

If you would like support but are unable to get to a session, you can also get help by calling 0333 358 3654 or texting the team on 07520 635212.

BeeU Service Update

We are pleased to update you on how the BeeU emotional wellbeing and mental health service will be supporting children, young people and their families for the year ahead (2024/25).

The BeeU service commissioned by NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin and delivered by Midlands Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT) provides:

  • Emotional wellbeing and mental health services for children and young people (0-25)
  • Neurodevelopmental assessments for children – autism for 5-18 year olds, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) for 6-18 year olds
  • Community Eating Disorder Services for 0-18 year olds

They have also previously commissioned the Beam service who delivered the emotional health and wellbeing drop ins.

From April 2024 MPFT will enhance the BeeU service offer, with additional investment from NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin. MPFT will bolster its capacity by growing the BeeU team, with more registered mental health professionals able to respond to the increased demand; and developing the prevention offer available in schools and communities.

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