Service Details

Venue Address

Address 1
The Vassall Centre
Address 2
Gill Avenue, Fishponds
Town
Bristol
Postcode
BS16 2QQ

Venue Contact Details

Telephone

More About The Organisation

About the Service

About the Organisation

Time2Share has joined forces with West of England Centre for Inclusive Living (WECIL) offer to a variety of services to disabled children and young people. WECIL is a local charity run by and for disabled people in Bristol and the surrounding areas.
Time2Share@WECIL offer a befriending service which links volunteer befrienders with a disabled young person to go out and about or offer 1:1 support in the home. This offers an opportunity for carers to have a break which supports them to continue in their caring role.
We also offer regular social groups for young people aged 8-21 with disabilities in the area. The aim of these groups is to get together and have fun in a safe environment. We ensure that the young people attending are involved in planning activities with the session workers so that each group is tailored to what the young people would like to do.

Opening Times
MondayFrom 09:00To 17:00Office opening times.
TuesdayFrom 09:00To 17:00Office opening times.
WednesdayFrom 09:00To 17:00Office opening times.
ThursdayFrom 09:00To 17:00Office opening times.
FridayFrom 09:00To 17:00Office opening times. Group sessions, times vary
SaturdayGroup sessions, times vary
SundayGroup sessions, times vary
How do people access your service?
They make an appointment They book a place

Service Details

Costs

The befriending service is free. There is a charge at groups to cover cost of food / activity (eg, cinema tickets), however these costs should not prevent a young person from accessing the groups, please contact us if cost is an issue.

Type Of Service
Activity Provider Friendships, Relationships and Community
We support the following age groups:
0-5 Years 5-11 Years 11-14 Years 14-25 Years
Who can use your service?

Time2Share has a befriending service for disabled young people 0-19 and groups for young people aged 8-13 and 13-21.

Inclusive Services

Additional and Special Educational Needs

How do you aim to meet the unique needs of the child?

Time 2 Share provides short breaks for disabled young people and their families. Our volunteer befrienders offer one-to-one support for social and leisure activities in Bath, North East Somerset and Bristol.
Since 1972 we have been providing a short break/befriending service to give disabled children and young people, who may be socially isolated, the extra support and stimulation they need. We link volunteer befrienders to offer 1:1 support, company, independence and fuller participation in social and leisure activities. This gives their carers the opportunity to have a break which supports them to continue in their caring role.

Conditions we support
Autism / Aspergers Syndrome Communication Hearing Impairment Learning Difficulty Mental Health Physical Disability Visual Impairment

Accessibility

Physical Environment Accessibility

Is there accessible parking on site?
N/A
Is there a pedestrian route?
N/A
Are doors 900mm or more wide, with flat thresholds?
N/A
Do you have external ramps?
N/A
Do you have a lobby / porch area?
N/A
Are there interior automatic doors?
N/A
Are there wide unobstructed corridors (minimum 1200mm)?
N/A
Do you have a lift for wheelchair users?
N/A
Do you have internal ramps?
N/A
Do you have internal steps?
N/A
Do you have a visual / flashing fire alarm?
N/A
Do you have accessible toilets?
N/A
Do you have an accessible changing room with a changing bed and a hoist?
N/A
Do you have an induction loop and / or radio mikes?
N/A
Do you have a quiet room or a quiet area?
N/A
Do you have an outdoors play area?
N/A
Are the outdoor areas well lit (for evening activities)?
N/A
Do you have a soft play area?
N/A
Do you have a sensory room or area?
N/A
How many children or young people usually come along to the activity / group?
10-19

Training & Policies

Please indicate the ratio of staff / volunteers who have knowledge and experience of:

Child Protection (Safeguarding)
All
Behaviour Management
All
Administration of medicines
Majority
Inclusion/Equal Opportunities
All
Risk Assessment
All
Manual Handling
Majority
British Sign Language
Minority
Makaton
Majority
Enabling verbal and non verbal communication
All
Inclusive Play
All

Does your organisation have policies and procedures for:

Child Protection (Safeguarding)
Yes
Behaviour Management
Yes
Complaints
Yes
Intimate Care
Yes
Continence
N/A
Incident/Accident logs
Yes
Registration for sessions
Yes