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Shaun’s mum Susan talks about how Yippee, our short breaks playscheme, has helped him gain confidence.

“He likes the environment and he feels safe and secure.”…

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Shakeerah was unable to attend centre-based under 5’s activities, so our outreach team ensured she enjoyed these at home.

“Before we had the support of the YMCA Outreach team, Shakeerah was missing out through no fault of her own.”…

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Yippee playscheme has been a huge benefit to Daniel and James, as well as their parents.

“Yippee was heaven-sent. It feels like one big family and the staff know the boys so well now.”…

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Sarah loves the activities available at Yip4Youth.

“We know Sarah is safe and happy and taking part in the kind of activities which other children take for granted.”…

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Leyla’s carers describe how much Leyla loves coming Yippee playscheme.

“Leyla may have very specific care needs but she deserves to be around people who want to be her friend.”…

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Henry’s mum, Chrissy, talks about how she discovered YMCA’s short breaks for children with disabilities.

“We count ourselves very lucky to have access to a disability friendly organisation with such a wide range of services.”…

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Gareth and his son Owen

YMCA East Surrey’s first male Face2Face befriender, Gareth, talks his family’s experiences with their son’s autism diagnosis

“Before we had Owen, disability seemed like something which happened to other families,” says father of three, Gareth Crossman. “We knew at 18 months that Owen wasn’t progressing in the same way as his brothers and the diagnosis of Autism was made very early on.”…

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Karen Bayat talks about her outreach role supporting parents in and around Banstead

For Karen Bayat, YMCA Children’s Outreach Support Worker, there is no such thing as a typical day. “I offer support and advice on parenting, local activities and services through home visits and groups,” explains Karen…

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