Skylarks is a small charity based in South London that supports and empowers children and young people with disabilities and additional needs.
The charity provides therapies and activities for children and young people, as well as practical and emotional support for parents and carers.
Their services include creative play, drama and karate sessions and hydrotherapy to help children and young people with disabilities build their confidence and independence.
Skylarks supports children like nine-year-old *Liam, who has a range of complex needs. Liam has a chromosome disorder, a brain condition, a hearing and visual impairment, learning difficulties, physical co-ordination issues, and social communication difficulties.
Liam has been attending Skylarks sessions regularly since he was 2 years old. He enjoys being involved in the playroom and interacting with the other children, he responds well to the music sessions and participates fully, but can often get overwhelmed by sensory overload.
Despite his developmental delays, he is learning well and showing progress and developing over time, even if not at the same rate as other children.
Global’s Make Some Noise is proud to support the charity’s ‘Children’s Wellbeing Programme’ which is a programme of activities including yoga physiotherapy, therapy and a new holiday activity programme for children and young people with disabilities and additional needs.
This project will give children, young people and their families vital time together, and provides them with the specialist support. Families will also have the opportunity to speak to Skylark’s experts in a safe environment, where they’ll answer any questions and hopefully ease their concerns.
* The child’s name has been changed to protect their identity.