Hop Skip & Jump Foundation

Hop Skip & Jump Foundation

Charity information

Hop Skip & Jump Foundation

Hop Skip & Jump centres offer children with Life Limiting or Threatening Illnesses or any Special Needs, Flexible, Immediate and Sustained Day Care, with Support for their families.

Founded 1982

  • Mission statement

    Hop Skip & Jump offers a safe inside and outside play area for children and young adults, from birth to 25 years, with life limiting or threatening illnesses or any special needs to engage in ‘Free’ Adventure Play where every child is supported and can choose exactly what they want to do, and receive a break from their often heavily regimented days. The centres are open six days a week and offer Breakfast Clubs, After School Clubs, Holiday Day Care, Teens and 20’s Youth Clubs along with opportunities for groups to use the centre such as Mums and Babies and parents and children with Cerebral Palsy or Autism.
    Fully qualified playworkers and nurses deliver appropriate support to every child or young adult.
    Each centre has large play area with toys, games, books and a multilevel soft play (some wheelchair accessible) area with a ball pool, art and crafts area and fully equipped teaching kitchen. Outside, the centres have large play areas with slides, climbing frames, tree houses, bike tracks, football pitches, basketball area and sensory gardens.
    We focus on play therapy giving children and young adults the opportunity to build up their confidence, improved fitness social skills and self-esteem and interact with their peers.
    We have proved over the last 30 years that our cost effective, flexible and immediate day care has prevented parents and carers from reaching breaking point, families have stayed together and children have been kept from going into care.

  • Aims

    Hop Skip & Jump Foundation aims to:

    • To provide flexible, immediate and sustained care for children and young adults with life limiting or threatening illnesses or other special need with support for their families
    • To grow Hop Skip and Jump and have a centre in every county in the UK
    • To enable Children, Parents, Carers and siblings to have a safe place to go and not suffer from many forms of abuse as a result of their child’s illnesses and/or disabilities.
    • To enable parents and/or carers to take on paid employment to enable them to support themselves ore spend quality time with other family members or simply take a break.
  • Overview

    Established: June 1982

    Registered Charity Number: 1081810

    Board members: 5

    Full time staff: 4

    Part time staff: 1

    Volunteers: 3

    Phone number: 01453 836390

    Address: Hop Skip & Jump Foundation, Avening Park, Avening, Gloucestershire GL8 8NE

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