COVID-19 Update – As most of you will be aware activities like uniform groups, sports groups, swimming lessons etc. have been cancelled for the foreseeable future. To follow the government guidelines regarding working from home and reducing social contact, we have taken the decision to temporarily suspend all home visits, activity visits, family events and the Me2 Club Team will be working remotely.
We understand it will be a difficult time for our parents and families, please consider joining our Facebook Parent Forum as we can use this as a tool to support each other and swap general tips of how we are all coping in these austere times. Please note all staff are still working and available via email and mobile phones.
Me2 has expanded into the Reading area!
Parents and professionals will be able to register a child for support to access a mainstream activity with help from a Me2 Club volunteer.
Me2 Club is delighted to announce that we are now in a position to further expand our service by helping children to access a mainstream leisure activity from 5 additional wards of the Reading Borough. The ten wards we now support in are Abbey, Battle, Church, Katesgrove, Minster, Norcot, Park, Redlands, Southcote and Whitley.
Me2 Club will assess the response in 4 weeks time and are planning to start helping 5 children in the first instance and progressing to 15-20 by the end of March 2020.
The purpose of Me2 Club is to tackle the social isolation and loneliness caused by exclusion from mainstream activities. Working with our trained volunteers we transform the lives of children with additional needs and their families, ensuring 'Inclusion for all'
We recruit and train volunteer 'buddies' who befriend each individual child. With help from a volunteer, children can join in with a wide range of fun activities including uniform groups, sports clubs and drama groups, giving chances to build independence and vital life and social skills. We support children to get involved in mainstream activity clubs on weekday evenings but do not provide volunteers for groups specifically for additional needs.
Further information on website, also please see flyer