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Me2 Club

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

Who to contact

Contact Name
Elfi Stalmans
Contact Position
Me2 Club Activities and Volunteer Coordinator
Telephone
0118 969 6369
E-mail
info@me2club.org.uk
Website
https://me2club.org.uk/

Where to go

Name
Me2 Club
Address
Parkside House, Unit 6
15 Headley Road
Woodley
Postcode
RG5 4JB

Other Details

Availability

Age Ranges
5-19

This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Reading Services Guide, Reading Borough Council (RBC) and Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations. Information collected by Reading Service Guide; is used solely to implement and supply the Family Information Service (FIS), Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer, Adults & Carers Support Group and Reading Youth.

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