Inclusion Support Groups and Services
The Rutland Portage Service is for children between the ages of birth and five years who are learning slowly. The service can be offered to children who go to nursery or school, providing that this is for no more than two and a half days a week.
Every family involved with the service receives a weekly visit from their Home Visitor. One or more activities are chosen each week and parents are given help and advice on ways of teaching. The parents keep a record of their child’s progress. In addition, parents themselves are given the opportunity to be taught some skills which will be useful to them throughout their child’s life.
For more information telephone 01572 758496
Toy libraries work in a similar way to general libraries, though the length of loan may differ. Some offer good quality traditional toys; others offer toys that are particularly suited to children with special needs.
The Rutland Special Needs Toy Library, based at the Rutland Rotaract Family Support Centre in The Parks School, is open:
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9am - 3pm and Thursday evenings 8pm - 8.30pm
Rutland Kids 'R' Us Group
An activity club for children with disabilities aged 5-11 years. We also welcome siblings, parents and carers to join in a range of activities. The group meets monthly on a Saturday afternoon and also arranges regular organised outings.
For more information telephone 01572 770037
The group meets every Thursday morning during term-time at the Rutland Rotaract Family Support Centre based at the Parks School, Burley Road, Oakham. The group offers support to parents of young children who have special needs. Various activities take place including swimming and visiting speakers. There is also opportunity to make friends and share ideas.
For more information telephone 01572 756747 or 01572 724646