Participating Project

Project information

OASIS - Treasured Kids Project

Our project offers respite care, family care and support to children and families with Special needs and disabilities. We offer one to one respite care for children at the OASIS Community Centre & Gardens and Special Family days where all the family can have fun together at the OASIS.

January 2018 - January 2019

Charity information: Oasis Community Church & Centre (Worksop)

Oasis Community Church & Centre (Worksop)
  • Need

    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.

    Solution

    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 embarrassment or concern.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

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

    Activities

    » 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.

    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.

    Activities

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

    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.

    Activities

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


    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.

    Activities

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

    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.

    Activities

    » 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.
    » By families gaining practical help and support through a quality and compassionate family care worker giving time to the families to help and support

    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

    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.

    Risk

    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.

    Reporting

    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.
      £2,500 Respite Care Days Funding for respite care days for children with special needs.
      £500 Family Forum To create a family forum and regular meetings.
      £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
      £250 Publicity Publicity for Treasured Kids
  • Background

    Location

    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. Since starting the pilot for this project we have found so many children and families without any respite out of school care of any kind.

    Beneficiaries

    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. Currently the Short Breaks programme in Notts is closed to new applicants duie to funding so there are so many children in desperate need of this who have no care at all available to them. We can give them this.

  • 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. We have all the staff we need in place and checked, trained and equipped for this work.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Steve Williams (Staff)

    Centre & Project Manager/Main Kids worker and coordinator. Steve manages the project and puts the programme together for each session.

    Christine Thomas (Staff)

    Key Assessor of both children, families and staff, Coordinator of the project.

    Caroline McGrath (Staff)

    Caroline is the Treasurer/Children's worker and a charity trustee.

    Joshua Williams (Staff)

    Joshua is the main organiser of activities, games and IT for the project. Qualified children's worker has spent many years working with special needs