Parent-to-parent support for families with physically disabled childrenPeapods is a parent-led charity providing support to families with physically disabled children across Berkshire.
Having a child with a physical disability can be an isolating experience. Not only are there so many medical issues to learn about but so many activities become difficult to access and inappropriate for the disabled child. Peapods aims to help parents to feel less isolated, providing support, solidarity and friendship through a monthly Saturday club, social events and through a successful online forum.
Many families have described us as a lifeline, especially in the early stages. Often parents will get advice from fellow parents that they could never get anywhere else - those little tips to get through normal everyday life that no-one else can teach you. Disabled children and their siblings feel less alone as they make friends and meet other families just like them.
October's Saturday Club - "Harvest Festival"
- Created: Wednesday, 14 October 2015 10:38
- Written by Felicity Griggs
Autumn was celebrated with lots of fun, fun, fun at Peapods this October! Our budding bakers made hedgehog bread rolls whilst over in the Craft Corner beautifully coloured trees were created and fabulous hedgehogs. The switch toys were popular as ever too. Thank you to all those who came to celebrate with us! Next month we'll be full of sparkle for a very special "Fireworks" themed Saturday Club.
Parent / Carer Pamper Day
- Created: Tuesday, 22 September 2015 13:52
- Written by Alice Carter
After, what felt like, a particularly long summer break it was finally the turn of the adults to have a well earned day off! With the babysitters booked and mobiles turned to silent 15 of us turned up at The Escape Spa in Woking for a day of rest and relaxation in a wonderful pool, jacuzzi, steam room and sauna.
Peapods Wheelchair Friendly Red Indian Day
- Created: Tuesday, 09 June 2015 13:42
- Written by Felicity Griggs
Well what a fantastic day was had by all!
Bathed by glorious sunshine in a beautifully, peaceful corner of Oxfordshire, 15 Peapods' families found themselves immersed in the ways of Red Indians for one exciting day at half-term.
After initial introductions and safety briefings, everyone got to work making some truly amazing feather headdresses before setting to with paint and paintbrushes on the tepees. The care, determination and diligence that went into these decorations was admired by all.
The "Mudeford That Wasn't" Annual Trip 2015
- Created: Tuesday, 28 July 2015 20:56
- Written by Julie Monahan
8:30am and we were just about ready to leave. My phone rings: "Er, we may have to switch to Plan B - Mudeford Beach is covered in diggers!...". Oh dear. Suffice to say, the day did not start well. However, this was definitely a blessing in disguise. Plan B involved switching venue to Boscombe Bay which turned out to be ideally suited to our needs.