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The Siblings Club

A club for children and young people aged 7-14 who have a brother or sister with a learning disability

Life as the brother or sister of someone with a learning disability can be difficult.  It’s sometimes difficult to get time to yourself and for your friends, to go to clubs and activities or go on outings.  You might need to help with caring for your brother or sister and can have mixed emotions.

The Siblings Club gives children and young people the opportunity to spend time with others who know what it’s like in a welcoming, supportive environment.  There’s time to relax, try new things, talk about how you are feeling if you want to but mostly to let off steam and have fun.

The young people themselves decide what they would like to do each week – previous activities have included baking, Harry Potter theme nights, sports days, slime making, games nights and talent shows.  There are also regular trips out such as bowling or the cinema.

The Essentials

The club meets at the Vinery Centre from 6:00pm -8:00pm on a Wednesday evening (term time only).

There is a weekly charge for the service, payable half termly. Payments can be made by BACs, Faster Payments or standing order; by debit/credit card over the phone/in person or by cheque.

Free taster session before you join!

You are more than welcome to drop your child off, but if you’d prefer to stay and wait we also have a welcoming room with comfy sofas where you can stay, have a hot drink and chat to any other parents who are staying.  Talk to us if there’s anything that makes it difficult for your child to attend the club.

“When I first joined siblings, I was unsure on what to expect.  When I first stepped foot in the old siblings building when I was Eight, I was afraid of what to expect. I am twelve now, thirteen in a few months and I can assure you that siblings is such a welcoming and warm place. There is no judgement of anybody, and we all get along fine.”

For more information & how to apply

Please contact us on 0113 2351331 for more information or fill out the form below and we will send you more information

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