Disability Inclusion Programme Solihull
Programme manager: Maureen Murray
The Children's Society has had a presence in Solihull since 27 May 1931. Over the years the programme has evolved from being a solely residential provision aimed at meeting family needs to a child-focused, rights-led partnership with young people who use the service.
Within the programme we have several projects:
- Short breaks overnight facility – offering disabled children and young people aged 5-18 years short break opportunities, where they can learn independence skills, access the local community and spend time with their peers.
- Sitting service – working with up to 30 disabled children and young people aged 0-24 in their own homes.
- Making It Happen – a joint programme of work with PACT and DAP offering local authorities and other agencies direct support to improve the quality of shared decision making and partnership working with disabled children and young people.
- Askability – the first and only symbol-based website of its kind in the world, giving disabled children and young people access to up-to-date information on news and other information.
- Active Involvement in Solihull – promotes the active involvement of disabled children and young people through consultation and decision making opportunities.
- Active Involvement in Birmingham – promotes the active involvement of disabled children and young people by supporting a joint project led by Action for Children that promotes more inclusive leisure opportunities for disabled childre and young people.