Throughout high summer, enjoying largely warm sunny weather, the ‘Action For Children’ team were able to enjoy the space and peace of the school grounds to provide a short break holiday club for disabled children and at the same time to give some welcome respite to parents and carers. The children who came to us had fun and were able to learn and to develop, thus becoming more independent.
In total 27 families were supported, with children aged between 6 and 17 years of age taking part.
Katrina Salimi, Service Co-ordinator of Shropshire Community Short Breaks stated:
‘We cannot thank the staff at Shrewsbury School enough for their support to us during a very difficult time (COVID-19) in allowing us to access their facilities in order for us to run our summer holiday club.’
‘If we had not had access to Shrewsbury School we would not have been able to support our families who were in desperate need of their short break which would have ultimately had a detrimental effect on their health and wellbeing and may have resulted in families going into crisis.’