Project information

OASIS - Treasured Kids Project

Our project aims to give respite care for children and families with special needs and disabilities. Through respite care days each month and family days support is given to these special families who need extra love, care and compassion. We want to give children wonderful opportunities for fun.

February 2018 - March 2019

Charity information: Oasis Community Church & Centre (Retford)

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  • Need


    We are trying to give the special care and support which local families need as there is very little support or help for families and children who have disabilities, special needs or behavioural problems in the area. Families need those little windows of opportunity either to spend time with other siblings, doing other things or times when they have somewhere to go where they can find help for their families and their individual children.


    By using our team of quality childcare workers at our OASIS Community Centre we will offer respite care days where children can be cared for and have fun at the OASIS and their families have a day off to do something they need to. Also we will offer special family days where the whole family can come to the centre and gardens and find a welcoming place where their needs are known and cared for without embarassement or concern.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To create a project where all children with needs are welcome and catered for.


    » Have respite days where special children are welcome and their needs catered for.
    » Create a welcoming place where each child will be able to find a place to come to regardless of their needs.
    » Create different spaces including a sensory room where the needs of each child will be met.

    What success will look like

    By creating a welcoming place with different aspects and areas which make children feel welcome. By seeing children feeling that welcome in the Oasis centre and gardens.

    Aim 2

    To have a place where children feel they belong.


    » To have a welcoming place where each child can consider it as a second home.
    » To create activities which give each child a sense of belonging.

    What success will look like

    By showing children at home and wanting to come to the OASIS and feeling at home and a sense of belonging.

    Aim 3

    To give children with special needs and disabilities more fun in their lives.


    » We will do everything we can to entertain children and give them more fun in their lives.
    » We will create a centre and gardens with many activities, events and equipment which will give each individual child the kind of fun they need/want.

    What success will look like

    We will show this by photos and pictures of children having masses of fun times together with us at the OASIS Community Gardens.

    Aim 4

    To Champion the cause of families and children who are coping with life with disability issues.


    » Through creating a project which builds a base for children and families to find help and support.
    » To champion the cause of these children and families within the local and wider community through representation at meetings and publicity.

    What success will look like

    By creating a family forum and also representing the families and children at different meetings and events highlighting their needs and cause.

    Aim 5

    To give hope and help to families who have nowhere to go and noone to turn to.


    » To create a community family forum where these special families can find help and strength from being part of.
    » To have a family worker who can support the local family and children and be accessible to them when they need support.

    What success will look like

    By families gaining practical help and support through a quality and compassionate family care worker giving time to the families to help and support them at times of crisis.

  • Impact


    We will bring about a comprehensive programme of family support and help for families who have children with special educational needs, behaviour problems and/or disabilities. A place to feel they are welcome and they belong and where each of their needs are met through care programmes, fun days and activities designed to help, support and care for them. We believe these families lives will be improved and many of their needs will be met by community support and by compassionate workers.


    The risks are that families do not want to engage with the project or do not want this help and support. We believe that we can offset this by throwing the net wider and by building the number of families and individual children accessing the project until we have the maximum number we need and can cope with. we are sure that once the project is underway the children will come and families will be supported.


    We will report to donors through a website and facebook pages and also through a monthly report which will update donors on what has been going on and what is achieved each month. We will also produce a booklet/magazine at the end of the year with pictures and details of all the years activities

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £10,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £3,000 Family Days Holding 6 family days at the OASIS Centre.
      £1,000 Sensory Equipment For extra sensory equipment for the children.
      £500 Family Forum To create a family forum and regular meetings.
      £250 Publicity Publicity and information for families.
      £2,000 Play equipment To buy new play equipment for the children.
      £250 Admin Administration for the project
      £500 Training Training for children's workers/carers
      £2,500 Respite Care days Funding for respite care days for children with special needs.
  • Background


    Our project will take place at the OASIS Community Centre and Gardens, Longfellow Drive, Worksop, Nottinghamshire S81 0DE. This is on the Kilton estate and will serve the people of a wide area around Worksop and wider community which currently has very few projects available like this,


    Many families will benefit from the project from the Worksop and wider area of Nottinghamshire who have children and young people who have special needs and disabilities or behaviour problems. We expect to be able to reach over 70 people through our programmes.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We are best placed to to this project because we are experienced in childcare and youth care and have the beautiful oasis centre and gardens which are ideal for the project and where we can keep children safe and secure. We are also one of the only charities locally that are interested and have a dream and vision to do this project.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Stephen Williams (Staff)

    Centre and Project Manager/Childcare Coordinator.

    Christine Thomas (Staff)

    Assessor/Family Care Worker/Coordinator

    Caroline McGrath (Staff)

    Treasurer/Childcare worker

    Joshua Williams (Staff)

    Key Childcare Worker/ Youth Worker