Horseshoes and Handprints

Horseshoes and Handprints

Charity information

Horseshoes and Handprints

Horseshoes and Handprints provide horse based sensory activities for those with special needs of all ages, but are different in that they also involve the immediate family or carer unit.

Founded 2012

  • Mission statement

    To use methodology developed for children on the autistic spectrum but found by families and professionals to benefit other conditions including but not limited to:- Austism/Aspergers and other neurological disorders; behavioural problems which can be brought on by anything from bullying at, or exclusion from school to bereavement or parental separation (eg a parent serving in overseas in one of the Forces); emotional problems, depression, anxiety, eating disorders; Communication difficulties, lack of confidence/ self-esteem; Dementia/alzheimers, Cerebral Palsy, Downs syndrome, Parkinsons, epilepsy and Rubenstein Taybi.
    Benefits include:- Better sleep patterns, improved communication and speech, fewer and less frequent mood swings, increased confidence and self-esteem, longer concentration span and better memory, improved eating patterns with resulting better immune system, and managing better at home, school and in public.
    Unusually the immediate family/carer unit is encouraged to participate. Siblings are able to be ‘themselves’, to cast off the (often self-imposed) responsibilities and regain their vitality. Parents/carers are able to relax either with their children or with members of staff and they are relieved to discover there is hope for their child.
    Our aim is to enable our clients to learn to cope better with whatever life challenges they meet, to become more independent and be integrated into the community.

  • Aims

    Horseshoes and Handprints aims to:

    • Our aim is to enable our clients to learn to cope better with whatever life challenges they meet, to become more independent and be integrated into the community.
  • Overview

    Established: May 2012

    Registered Charity Number: 1147898

    Board members: 3

    Full time staff: 4

    Volunteers: 20

    Phone number: 01460 63856

    Address: Crosby House Lyddons Mead Chard TA20 1HD

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