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Find social activities for me - information for young people and adults with SEND

These are some of the social activities available for young people and adults with SEND in Blackpool. 

Co - production team, group members and volunteers for ages 15 plus

The co - production young people's group is for anyone with SEND aged between 15 and 25 years.  There is also an adult SEND co - production group. The group meet on Tuesdays to work on different projects supporting those with SEND in Blackpool.

Contact Sarah Wells for more information, Sarah.wells@blackpool.gov.uk

Telephone: 01253 476746  or mobile: 07468 350960

Empowerment forum

The Forum is for young people aged 13 to 25.

  • Do you want your voice to be heard?
  • Do you want to help us make decisions?

The young empowerment forums make positive changes to services in Blackpool for other people with SEND. The group meets twice a school term in one of our Blackpool schools.

We do all sorts of exciting work in our meetings, and out and about in the town. The YEF help hire staff for the council and the hospital, develop resources for children and young people, train professionals, and more!

If you would like to join our group, and/or are a professional keen to get some of your SEND children and young people involved, please contact the children’s engagement lead on the details below.

Email: jen.cuffe@nhs.net

Call: 01253 956652

Together we can do

Sport activities for people 16 plus with declared disabilities. Sports include: netball, football, multi-sports, 10 pin bowling and green bowling.

Multi-sports and bowling are £5 per session, netball and football £3 per session. First session is free. Membership is £10 for the year. Parent and carers can attend. Should the person have additional needs for one-one support, it is advised for a carer of professional to attend with the person. Together we can do are looking for other groups and clubs to compete with for their above sports.

Mondays 12.30pm to 3.00pm at Active Blackpool, Stanley Park Sports Centre

Netball at 12.30pm
Bowling sessions 1.30pm

Thursdays 10.00am to 3.00pm at Active Blackpool, Stanley Park Sports Centre

10.00am to 2.00pm multi sports
2.00 to 3.00pm football

Saturdays 10.30am to 12.30pm at St Anne's YMCA

10.30am to 12.30pm multi sports

Social evening at Norbreck and Bispham Bowling Club on alternative Wednesdays 

Contact: www.togetherwecando.org 
Telephone 07859 916181
Email: info@togetherwecando.org 

Sam's Place

For young people and adults with learning disabilities and/or autism ages 15+. Sam's Place runs social events on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at Aiming Higher.

Tuesdays, 10.00am to 3.00pm - Life skills group
Tuesdays 5.00 to 7.00pm - Social group
Wednesdays  5.00 to 7.00pm - Social group

For more information, check our their page on Facebook.

The Boathouse Youth

The Boathouse Youth (BHY) is a youth charity working with children and young people who are facing disadvantages, mainly deprivation. All services and activities provided are free of charge. The BHY provide youth club facilities, educational and recreational activities. Programmes include:

  • Pathway: A nurturing service providing children with complex needs with therapeutic and holistic activities in a supportive environment.
  • HAF: Providing activities during school holidays such as rock climbing, magic shows, sports, games, and inflatables etc.

 The BHY have two locations, in the Bloomfield ward and the Grange Park estate.

Mondays and Wednesdays at 205 Lytham Road, FY1 6ET

Junior school years 3 and 4 from 4.45 to 6.00pm
Junior school years 5 and 6 from 6.15 to 7.30pm
Senior school years 7 and 8 from 7.45 to 9.00pm

Tuesdays at 205 Lytham Road, FY1 6ET

Age 5 to school year 2 from 4.45 to 6.00pm
Senior school years 9, 10 and 11 from 7.45 to 9.00pm

Thursdays at 205 Lytham Road, FY1 6ET

Age 5 to school year 2 from 4.45 to 6.00pm

Fridays at 205 Lytham Road, FY1 6ET

Junior school years 3 and 4 from 4.45 to 6.00pm
Junior school years 5 and 6 from 6.15 to 7.30pm
Senior school years 9, 10 and 11 from 7.45 to 9.00pm 

Blackpool Football Club Community Trust

Free football sessions

Mondays at Talbot and Brunswick Sports Barn, 132 Gorton Street, FY1 3NE

BFCCT kicks football for children aged 8+ from 6.00 to 7.00pm

Tuesdays and Thursdays at Boundary Primary School, Dinmore Avenue, FY3 7RW

BFCCT kicks football for children aged 8+ from 6.00 to 7.00pm

Thursdays at Stanley Park Sports Centre, West Park Drive, FY3 9HQ

BFCCT indoors junior pan - ability football for children aged 8 to 12 years from 4.30 to 5.30pm

Fridays at Unity Academy, Warbreck Hill Road, FY2 0TS

BFCCT kicks girls football for children aged 9 to 11 years from 6.00 to 7.00pm
BFCCT kicks girls football for children aged 12 to 14 years from 7.00 to 8.00pm

Fridays at Talbot and Brunswick Sports Barn, 132 Gorton Street, FY1 3NE

BFCCT kicks football for children aged 8+ from 6.00 to 8.00pm

Active Blackpool 

Wednesdays and Thursdays at Talbot and Brunswick Sports Barn, 132 Gorton Street, FY1 3NE

Multi Sports from 5.30 to 7.30pm 

TramShed Theatre Company

Mondays (term time only) for children and young people aged 4 to 16 at Woodlands School, Whitegate Drive Blackpool, FY3 9HF

Tuesdays (term time only) for young people and adults from 17 to 25+aged at Woodlands School, Whitegate Drive Blackpool, FY3 9HF

TramShed is an inclusive theatre company and registered charity offering inclusive performing arts to children, young people and adults across Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre. We deliver inclusive music, dance and drama on a weekly basis, both face to face and digitally, and reach out to local and wider communities through a variety of outreach and inclusive training programmes. We have no exclusions or limitations and encourage anyone who has an interest in the arts to get involved. We are unique to the local area.

No referral but attendees must apply for places - Application form on website or call/email. Based at Woodland's school. 

£50 per term 12 weeks in advance of 1st workshop.

Contact www.tramshed.org.uk

Email Tramshedtheatre@hotmail.co.uk

Call 07852 498427 

The Play Inclusion Project (PIP)

Blackpool Activity Club is open to children and young people aged 8-18 with complex to severe additional needs and/or disabilities. Referrals are by social workers only.

Every school holiday from 10.00am to3.00pm,  £15 per session 
Weekend club every Saturday from10.00am to3.00pm,  £15 per session 

Contact sophie@playinclusionproject.org.uk or Beth@playinclusionproject.org.uk

Blackpool Youth Council for 11 to 18 year olds

Blackpool Youth Council are involved in activities and campaigns that enable them to make positive changes for young people in Blackpool. We work with different organisations and partners across the town to help shape and decision makers that affect the lives of local young people. Blackpool youth Council are aware of the needs of individuals or groups of young people who may experience disadvantage or are unable to speak for themselves. Their aim is to raise the profile of young people in a positive way.  

Wednesdays, 5.00 to 7.00pm at Claremont, depending on project.

Telephone: 07453 959567

Email: taylor@urpotential.co.uk

Website: https://urpotential.co.uk/youth-leader-participation/ 

Blackpool Boys and Girls Club

Mereside seniors 7 to 11 years

6.30 to 8.30pm on Wednesdays

Juniors 3 to 6 years

5.30 to 7.30pm on Mondays

TAB Seniors 7 to 11 years

6.30 to 8.30pm on Thursdays

Juniors 3 to 6 years

5.00 to 7.00pm on Fridays

Contact https://blackpoolboysandgirlsclub.co.uk/join/ 

Blackpool Polar Bears Swimming Club

Multi-disability swimming club for members of the community with a physical or learning disability based at Moor Park Swimming Pool. The club operates both learner and competitive swimming lessons allowing disabled members and families with disabled children to participate.

Contact the Polar Bears website for more details www.blackpoolpolarbears.com 

The A Team

The A-Team Youth Group is for young people aged 11 to 25 years old with Autism Spectrum Disorder. No formal assessment is required to attend this group, however young people attending should either have a diagnosis of ASD only.

Run video games, music, chill-out areas, activities, walks, different each week and interact.No need to mask. Trips are on. The group is free to attend, with an option to buy from the tuck shop. Cash only-Tuck shop for sweets and drinks available on site.

Ages 11 to 17

Tuesday 4.30 to 6.00pm

Ages 18 to 25

6.30 to 8.00pm

Email Ella at Aiming Higher info@aiminghighercharity.org.uk or call 01253 206448 

Tiggers trampolining

Trampolining sessions for children and young adults living with autism. They also provide activities and events during school holidays and offer autism training for parents and volunteers. Tiggers is a place where families can meet, have fun and socialise in a relaxed, autism-friendly environment.

For more details email Office@blackpooltiggers.co.uk

 This list is being added to weekly so please check for updates