Organisation Details

Organisation

Name
The Community Bus

Venue Address

Address 1
B&NES Commercial Services Yard
Address 2
Radstock Road
Town
Midsomer Norton
County
Bath & NE Somerset
Postcode
BA3 2AA

Venue Contact Details

Telephone
Mobile

More About The Organisation

Organisation Description

About the Organisation

The Community Bus is a mobile project working in areas of Bath & NE Somerset where there is social deprivation and exclusion.
We reach adults and children who are geographically and socially isolated.
The converted double decker provides a safe and stimulating play environment for young children who do not have access to other play facilities. It provides a friendly meeting place for adults to share ideas and concerns.

The Community Bus stay & play sessions provide a friendly and welcoming environment for parents, carers and pre-school children to meet in and play. We provide a wide variety of toys and equipment for good quality play experiences and a relaxed atmosphere for adults to chat in. The play bus is an intimate space where children and adults feel comfortable to play and socialise.

The Bus runs sessions for families with preschoolers and babies in term-times, playschemes for 5-13 year olds in the holidays and participates in community events. Check the website for up-to-date venues and times.

You can catch the Playbus during school term times at:

HIGH LITTLETON, GREYFIELD ROAD, BRISTOL BS39 6XZ
Every Monday of each month, term-time 10am – 12pm

BEACON HALL, FRENCH CLOSE, PEASEDOWN ST JOHN, BATH, BA2 8SN
Every Monday of each month, term-time 1pm – 3pm

WESTFIELD, WESTHILL CLUB CAR PARK, RADSTOCK BA3 3TE, UK
Every Tuesday, term-time 10am – 12pm

PAULTON VILLAGE HALL CAR PARK, PAULTON BS39 7LW
Every Tuesday, term-time 1pm – 3pm

TRINITY CHURCH SCHOOL, WOODBOROUGH LANE, RADSTOCK, BA33DE
Every Wednesday, term-time 10am – 12am

PENSFORD, MEMORIAL HALL CAR PARK, BS39 4HW
Every Thursday of each month, term-time 10am – 12am

Please contact us if you require further information.

How do people access your service?
They can drop in

Organisation Details

Costs

Donations.

Type Of Service
Activity Provider
Age of Users
From 0 To 12
Who can use your service?

Any

Can siblings who are not disabled use your service?

Inclusive Services

Additional and Special Educational Needs

Accessibility

Physical Environment Accessibility

Is there accessible parking on site?
Yes
Is there a pedestrian route?
Yes
Is it smooth and with dropped kerbs?
No
Are doors 900mm or more wide, with flat thresholds?
No
Do you have external ramps?
No
Do you have a lobby / porch area?
No
Can wheelchair users clear the outer door prior to opening the inner?
No
Are there interior automatic doors?
No
Are there wide unobstructed corridors (minimum 1200mm)?
No
Do you have a lift for wheelchair users?
No
Do you have internal ramps?
No
Do you have internal steps?
No
Do you have a visual / flashing fire alarm?
No
Do you have accessible toilets?
No
Do you have an accessible changing room with a changing bed and a hoist?
No
Do you have an induction loop and / or radio mikes?
No
Do you have a quiet room or a quiet area?
Yes
Do you have an outdoors play area?
Yes
Is this safe and enclosed?
No
Are the outdoor areas well lit (for evening activities)?
No
Do you have a soft play area?
Yes
Do you have a sensory room or area?
Yes

Training & Policies

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

Child Protection (Safeguarding)
At least 50%
Behaviour Management
At least 50%
Administration of medicines
None
Inclusion/Equal Opportunities
At least 50%
Risk Assessment
At least 50%
Manual Handling
None
British Sign Language
None
Makaton
None
Enabling verbal and non verbal communication
None
Inclusive Play
At least 50%

Does your organisation have policies and procedures for:

Child Protection (Safeguarding)
Yes
Behaviour Management
Yes
Complaints
Yes
Intimate Care
No
Continence
No
Incident/Accident logs
Yes
Registration for sessions
Yes

This organisation was last updated on Tuesday, 01 Aug 2017 10:05 PM - if you think this information is out of date or inaccurate then please let us know

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