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Me2 Club

COVID-19 Update (22/05/2020) – Me2 Club has now moved into the next stage of our expansion and we are excited to announce that we are now welcoming applications from families throughout the entire Reading Borough.

Me2 Club would like to let everyone know that although they are not currently able to get young people started at activities with volunteers, their waiting list is still very much open and they are still accepting applications, ready to get going again as soon as it is safe to do so. 

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Me2 Club support young people aged 5-19 with additional needs and disabilities to take part in mainstream after school activities. They do this by recruiting and training volunteers to ‘buddy’ with young people at the activities so they can join in and have fun. For full details visit: https://me2club.org.uk/about-us/

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 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
Nikki Tee
Contact Position
Me2 Club Activities and Volunteer Coordinator
Telephone
0118 969 6369
07535277509
E-mail
[info@me2club.org.uk, nikki@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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