Hop Skip and Jump - Providing Respite Care for young people

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.

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New Interactive Whiteboards for HS&J!

Hop Skip and Jump have received some very generous funding from The Percy Bilton Charity, The Felicity Wilde Charitable Trust and The Rowlands Trust to buy some shiny new interactive whiteboards. We will be using the whiteboards as part of our flourish …

Donkey Service Postponed – 24th March 2015

PLEASE NOTE: It is with great regret that we must announce the postponement of the 2015 Hop Skip and Jump Donkey Service. Due to unforeseeable circumstances, the 2015 ceremony has sadly been postponed until further notice. We are hoping to arrange for …

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