Hop Skip and Jump provide flexible and immediate respite care for children and young adults in the south west. We have three centres (Bristol, Cheltenham and Swindon) open seven days a week, providing a variety of indoor and outdoor activities to engage and inspire children with disabilities and special educational needs.
Children and adult users experience a sense of space and freedom within a safe, supervised environment where they are actively encouraged to take part in activities that build self-confidence, social skills and self-esteem. The high quality care provides parents and carers with some much needed time off to rest, spend time with their other children, or simply go for a coffee with friends.
There are no waiting lists for respite care at HS&J – it’s a flexible system where you can drop in for just an hour or for a whole day if that’s what you need. Experienced staff members work closely with parents, care workers and local authorities to ensure that every parent receives the full range of support services to which they are entitled.
HS&J’s simple vision is to prevent family collapse, to encourage and promote the development of children with disabilities and special needs, and, most importantly, to provide the highest quality respite care for those who need it most. Contact Your Local Centre Now: Bristol Cheltenham Swindon
The Mitsubishi Badminton Horse Trials is to be the first international sporting event to host Hop Skip and Jump’s ‘Care at the Event’. Hop Skip and Jump are proud to be offering respite care for anyone with additional needs from Thursday 7th May – Sunday 10th May 2015.
Badminton Event Director Hugh Thomas said “we were very excited when Hop Skip and Jump approached us. To make our event more accessible to disabled and disadvantaged people and above all their carers is a great step forward”.
Chairman of Hop Skip and Jump, the Reverend Celia Carter confirmed “It is our wish for families who care for all those with a disability to be given the opportunity to enjoy a special day out at Badminton. Our staff will help provide hours of fun and laughter, while the family are free to walk the course, watch the show jumping and dressage as well as visit the shops. We are thrilled that the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials has had the vision to provide this facility in conjunction with Hop Skip and Jump”.
Click here to book into our ‘Care at the Event’ Centre which will be open from Thursday 7th May until Sunday 10th May.
Hop Skip and Jump for Your Family
At Hop Skip and Jump we understand the importance of everyone in your family. That's why we run sibling days, parent support groups and family activities.
Hop Skip and Jump Facilities
At Hop Skip and Jump we cater for everybody, with facilities ranging from sensory rooms to adventure playgrounds, ball pits to music rooms. We take pride in saying no condition is too complex - we have something for everyone.
Hop Skip and Jump Activities
At Hop Skip and Jump we want you to be able to discover and play through stimulating activities. Why don't you try face painting and experience life as a tiger, dive into the depths of our never-ending ball pit or experience the high life on our zipwire. There's something for everyone at Hop Skip and Jump.
Hop Skip and Jump Creativity
At Hop Skip and Jump we encourage creativity to build self-confidence and self-esteem. We make sure you leave with a smile on your face.
Hop Skip and Jump for Teens and Twenties
At Hop Skip and Jump, we recognise that the transition from childhood to adulthood can be a difficult one and that support is not always there. That's why we have created programmes to develop life skills and run Teens and Twenties Clubs to provide a social environment for our young adults.
"Hop Skip and Jump is a huge support to us as a family. It allows me to have a break from caring for my son who has autism and challenging behaviour. It gives me great peace of mind knowing he is being cared for in a safe, secure environment with qualified and caring staff. Having some time out to spend with his siblings is very important and would not be possible without a place such as this."
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