Allsorts for Families
Allsorts for Families
Allsorts for Families

Allsorts for Families

Allsorts was set up by a group of parents who understood the many challenges the entire family are faced with when caring for a disabled child. 

We know that it’s not just parents and carers who need support, but the rest of the family too.

Our groups for siblings and grandparents are a way to offer support, advice, and friendship. While the Family Day Trips are a way for you to spend valuable time enjoying a fun day out with the entire family.

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Allsorts for Families
Allsorts for Families

Grandparents’ Group

Often Grandparents play an important part in caring for a child with a disability and aren’t always at the frontline of receiving information. These sessions are a way for you to become part of a community of people who understand the rewards and challenges of being a grandparent to a child with a disability.

You’ll be welcomed by friendly staff and Allsorts members and will be able to share advice, tips, and information while forming friendships. The location moves around the county each month – we meet in Painswick, Minchinhampton, and Quedgeley.

Who is this for?
Grandparents of a child with a disability. No need to book.

How much is it?
Free – apart from the cost of any refreshments you may choose to buy.

When and where is it?
Every second Monday of the month.

The venue moves between Painswick, Minchinhampton, and Quedgeley.

Allsorts members are often happy to share lifts – get in touch.

Check our calendar for up-to-date info
Allsorts for Families

Siblings Group Trips

Having a brother or sister with a disability can turn a child’s world upside down and have a significant impact on the family dynamic.

Daily life can be very different to that of their friends, and that can be difficult to cope with. Siblings may feel like they don’t get as much attention as they deserve, may find it difficult to invite their friends over, and can even get bullied for having a brother or sister that is different.

Sibling Group Trips are a way for siblings to be away from their family and to spend time with other children who understand.

The activities are fun and give siblings a chance to focus on themselves for a whole day.

Who is this for?
Siblings of children with a disability, aged eight to 18.

How much is it?
The cost varies depending on the activity but is usually around £5. 

When and where is it?
One trip each school holiday.
The location varies depending on the activity.

Check our calendar for up-to-date info
  • “It was such a relief to take my son to fun activities and feel he could be accepted for who he was and get such a warm welcome and support.”

  • “I spend fun days cooking tasty treats and eating them, crazy art works I wouldn’t do at home. We go on exciting trips out but the bestest part is the staff who guarantee me lots of laughing!”

  • “Thank you so much for giving us the trampolining opportunity. My daughter hasn’t stopped talking about it all evening!”

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