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Kangaroos (Short Breaks Provider)

Service

Kangaroos provide short breaks for children and young people with learning disabilities, complex needs, autism, behavioural and epilepsy to have fun, interact with their peers, learn new skills and enjoy new experiences independently of their families. p

View our Impact Report 2017-2018 here

Staff and volunteers all receive regular training in Safeguarding, First Aid, Team Teach, Complex Needs and Manual Handling.

What we do:

  • Saturdays and School Holidays clubs offering fun inhouse activities, trips out and residentials PALS for ages 6-12, BREAKAWAY ages 12-18 STARS ages 6 -17 for those with Complex needs and limited mobility
  • MONDAY: AllSports (Ages 8-14) - After School Sport Club at Woodlands Meed School, Burgess Hill. TUESDAY: TeenScene (Ages 12-17) - Youth Club at Cherry Tree Centre, Burgess Hill and Youth Club (Ages 18+) at The Yews Community Centre, Haywards Heath
  • THURSDAY - Champions (Ages 8-14) - After school Activities Club at The Yews, Haywards Heath.
  • Family Days for the whole family including coach trips, theatre trips, bowling and fun days. 0-5 Play and Stay sessions
  • No Limits (Ages 18+) Social and recreational programme for young adults at various times - evenings, weekends and holidays Youth Club 18-25 and Social Club 25+ on alternate TUESDAYS at The Yews Community Centre, Haywards Heath

Our users say:

This has been my son’s first summer at Kangaroos, and it couldn't have been a better summer for him. I would never have dreamed of such a wonderful club before. It means the world for him !

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Age Range: 0–30

Wheelchair Accessible?

Free to use?

Contact Details

01444 459 108

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Website

For more information, and to read about how to access this service, visit:

Local Offer webpage
Address

7 & 8 More House Farm Business Centre,
Ditchling Road,
Haywards Heath,
RH17 7RE

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  • Posted by jenni on 12 Oct 20 12:56

    One parent's comment on Kangaroos Restart Programme in August 2020: “Thanks so much for taking Isaac it was his first outing with kangaroos he was so nervous but he loved it and can’t wait to come again on another outing with the ladies who he said were so lovely to him”

  • Posted by jenni on 12 Oct 20 12:53

    A parent's feedback about Kangaroos virtual programme during the coronavirus pandemic "During this tough time in our lives Kangaroos are providing the kids with a chance to see the familiar faces of both staff and their group and to share their news on Zoom calls which we love! Its making us feel more supported as a family and keeping Tom connected to his group and increasing our sense of connection at a time where the the reality is that we are more isolated physically than we ever have been. Thank you Kangaroos for working so hard to change the way your services are delivered - you can't give us respite or give the kids social opportunities right now but you are helping us through this tough time and giving us lots to enjoy and to look forward to each week."

  • Posted by jenni on 12 Oct 20 12:51

    Since joining Kangaroos, Angus has become more independent, he has stopped hitting and is more tolerant of other children. The staff at Kangaroos encourage his independence and allow his personality to shine, which has eased his anxieties and given him confidence.

  • Posted by jenni on 29 Apr 20 12:37

    A recent comment by one of our parents whose child attends PALS "Kangaroos staff are amazing, we trust them completely and don’t know what we’d do without them. Their commitment to the children and love of what they do is second to none."

  • Posted by localoffer on 11 Sep 17 15:09

    "Kangaroos is a well run and well organised playscheme. It's worth the trips from Horsham to Haywards Heath as Kangaroos are able to offer a variety of opportunities for wheelchair users that our local group couldn't seem to do. Volunteers are well trained with a range of relevant experience." Comment left via the feedback button and posted by the Local Offer Officer.

  • Posted by duffy01 on 31 Aug 17 16:52

    My daughter Kaitlyn has just started this summer with kangaroos, and she has had a brilliant time on the activities she has done.

    Thanks Kangaroos

  • Posted by bashford00 on 22 Mar 16 12:47

    My daughter joined Pals last December. Since then she's had some fun days at base plus some lovely outings. The staff are fantastic and I have been amazed by the attention to detail from the organisers. I really recommend Kangaroos and just wish there were more organisations like this out there. Because there is such a high demand for services there is a waiting list. It's worth the wait but we need more organisations like this!

  • Posted by sussexautismsupport on 03 Jun 15 22:12

    Kangaroos is a fantastic charity with amazing staff and volunteers. Our son loves going there to see his friends and enjoys the wide variety of activities on offer. It is a very caring environment and the staff are very experienced. Kangaroos has helped us as a family and I would highly recommend them.

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