UK based charity supporting the siblings and families of disabled children Charity - Number: 1181061
"Children need a time where they can just be kids and not have to worry about medications, being dragged along to hospital appointments and having to sit quietly whilst mum and dad have health visitors and other professionals regularly visiting their home. They need a space to spend time with other children who simply get it. Super Siblings is that space"
For the public benefit to relieve the distress experienced by children and young people in the UK who grow up with a brother or sister who had additional needs or disabilities with the object of improving their quality of life.
The provision of educational activities for children and young peoples basic life skills to improve their emotional well being and develop their self-confidence within a happy, safe and supportive environment.
To promote opportunities for all children and young people to talk openly, especially but not exclusively, about their sibling/s with disabilities in confidence through a range of activities and resources.
To relieve children and young people of the mental and emotional strain of the extra responsibilities they may feel they have at home by; encouraging positive relationship building, to enable children to create bonds with other children experiencing similar life challenges, participate in fun, age-appropriate activities and to provide a safe and comfortable environment whereby they feel they can talk openly and confidently about all aspects of their lives.
SUPPORT GROUP SESSIONS
We offer sessions monthly for children to come have fun and socialise with others in similar circumstances. Activities include everything from arts and crafts, messy play, cooking and baking to board games, communication and team building exercises, physical activities as well as outdoor play.
FULLY QUALIFIED TEAM
All our trustees and volunteers hold the necessary qualifications and have completed training that’s relevant in supporting these children; many also have additional knowledge from previous and present job roles. A play therapist, family portage worker, SEN teacher and more are all on hand to ensure children get the most from their time with us.
From kayaking and fundraising events, to Zoom sessions during the recent coronavirus lockdown, Super Siblings is always looking for new ways to offer support, create memories and strengthen this community of incredible children and their families.
“I love Super Siblings!”
“I wish Super Siblings was on every day”
“Its amazing and fun”
“Sophie is the best teacher ever”
“Super Siblings is so much fun”
“I absolutely love Super Siblings Thursdays!”
Helping siblings of children with additional needs feel safe, have fun and simply be kids
Sessions take place once a month during term time in Crawley and East Grinstead.
Mondays are for children aged 6-11 and Thursdays are for children aged 12+.
The children’s wants and needs drive our sessions. We ask the children what they would like to gain from attending our sessions and what they can’t usually do or feel they miss out on due to having a disabled sibling and then we try our best to make that happen.
This can be as simple as playing a game, having a chat or playing loud music. Regular activities include arts and crafts, baking, cooking, teaching life skills and science experiments. We also organise trips out to the cinema, restaurants, bowling alleys and other places that siblings may not be able to cope with.
Our sessions are all about having fun and creating memorable experiences for the children.