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CHICKS Charity

Description

CHICKS is a registered charity that provides free respite breaks for disadvantaged children from across the UK.  A CHICKS break inspires new confidence and gives these children the chance to have fun, try new things and form positive childhood memories.

We live by our own signature – giving the children the Gift of Hope, teaching the children that they can achieve anything and reach what may seem like impossible goals. The five-day breaks give children a chance get involved in a number of exciting activities and positive experiences at our Devon, Cornwall and Derbyshire retreats. The beautiful views and large grounds mean there is plenty of space to run about. We have converted barns full of trampolines, basketball nets, pool tables and table tennis. Inside the house we have more games, a music centre and art & craft areas where face painting, baking and other fun things take place! Each week is different at CHICKS.

Children have a chance to go horse-riding, kayaking, climbing to name a few, and will always experience lots of fun team games and tasty home-cooked dinners - making incredible memories every day.


Who to contact

Contact Name
Lisa Todd
Contact Position
Referral Development Officer
Telephone
01822 811020
E-mail
lisa@chicks.org.uk
Website
CHICKS. Making Memories... Giving Hope
Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/chickscharity
Twitter
https://twitter.com/CHICKScharity

Where to go

Name
CHICKS Moorland Retreat
Address
Brentor
Tavistock
Devon
Postcode
PL19 0LX
Notes

Head Office

Parking facilities available on site

Wheelchair access available


When is it on?

Time / Date Details
Office hours: 8.30 - 17.00 Mon-Fri
Time of day
Evening
Afternoon
Morning
Session Information
Respite Breaks run Mid-Monday to Mid-Friday (March to December)

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access
No
Wheelchair access details
We cannot cater for children who require one-to-one attention or wheelchair access
Cater for special dietary requirements
Yes
Dietary needs catered for
Lactose intolerant
Nut allergy
Diabetic
Rastafarian
Gluten free
Kosher
Lacto-vegetarian
Vegan
Halal
Vegetarian
Supports special needs and disabilities
Yes
Special needs and disabilities details
Social, emotional and mental health needs
Medical Needs or long term illness
Speech, Language & Communication needs
ADD/ADHD
Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Profound & Multiple Learning Difficulty
Severe Learning Difficulty
Dyslexia
Moderate Learning Difficulty
Cerebral Palsy
Physical Disability/Mobility Issues
Able to accommodate other cultures/ethnicities
Yes

Other Details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
FREE Per week
Referral required
Yes
Referral Details

Children are referred to CHICKS for many reasons and situations; from being young carers to those who are living in poverty, subject to abuse, and any other situation that causes the child to have a tough time at home. In order to refer a child for a free CHICKS break a professional who is working with the child or the family will need to complete the Child Referral Form which can be found on our website. Once we have recieved the referral form a member of the Coordination Team will then call to discuss the child's case in more detail and suitable break dates will be discussed. 

Age Range
8 years to 15 years
Facilities
  • IndoorOutdoor Play
  • Parking
  • Short Breaks
  • Garden
  • Quiet Area
  • Secure setting
  • Days out/visits
  • Catering facilities
  • Outdoor play/equipment
Notes

We cannot cater for children who require one-to-one attention.

 

Miscellaneous

Charity Number
Charity number: 1080953

Last Updated
01/08/2017
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