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About Us

For more than ten years Allsorts has been providing support and a safe space for young people to have fun! Back in 2009, Stroud’s Disability Toy Library and parents of children with additional needs in the Gloucestershire area brought their bright ideas together. This meeting of many minds and personal experiences saw the foundations of Allsorts flourish and continue to do so today. Our mission is simple: to give children with additional needs a place to enjoy, explore, build on their skills, make friends and provide the rest of their family with support.

Families who have children with additional needs are at the heart of the charity. They inspire with their positivity and ideas and we learn about their needs as a family unit. This open channel of communication is our driving force. Each and every family has a voice. This collective voice empowers other families and organisations for a better future for young people with additional needs.

Did you know?

375

families supported by Allsorts in the last year

850

people attended an Allsorts activity over the last year

100%

of families would recommend Allsorts

1,000

toys and pieces of equipment in the Allsorts Toy Library

82%

of families say Allsorts increased their confidence

83%

of families say Allsorts gave them more opportunities to socialise

100

families say Allsorts helped their children access activities outside of Allsorts

Our Goals

Our Vision

Gloucestershire is a place of great opportunity and even greater people. We want the county to be a place where families with children with additional needs always feel welcomed, supported, included and able to contribute.

Our Values

Families leading the way

Families are at the centre of Allsorts. Our expert team exists to understand what families need and help them using a holistic approach to support. We are always finding new ways to listen, making sure that everyone’s views are equally represented.

Hearing young voices

Our open environment gives young people a safe space to share their views and opinions. These voices guide our approach and how we work with partners in the community.

Creating positive opportunities

Allsorts is positive about disability and enabling children to try new things by providing unique opportunities. We’re creative with how we offer life and work skills to encourage an environment of development to deliver a brighter future with new experiences.

Everyday fun for everyone

One of the main missions at Allsorts is to deliver fun in all shapes and sizes. The activities we provide are exciting and easy to join in with. Members grow up with the charity and that’s why we adapt and enhance our activities for all ages and abilities whilst maintaining the fun!