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Barnardo's - Rochdale Services

Disabled and non disabled children/young people have the right to have shared experiences and opportunities to ensure everyone is included and actively participates in everyday life.

Barnardo's Rochdale Services works in partnership with Rochdale Borough Council to provide a range of borough-wide services for children and young people.

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Act Too Shine - Drama group

Are you a wannabe actor/actress or a star in the making?

The drama group is for 8 to 19 year olds with individual needs who would like to make new friends and take part in the annual production. You can even receive a film of your performance.

To request a place please contact us.

The group takes place every Friday, 5.30pm to 7.30pm at M6 Theatre, Albert Royds Street, Rochdale OL16 2SU.

Art Attack - Arts group

Art Attack is for 8 to 19 year olds with individual needs who enjoy all things arty, including art, music and dance and want to show off their creativity.

Come to Art Attack and develop your talent and get to know others who have the same interests as you. To request a place please contact us.

The group takes place every Thursday, 5.30pm to 7.30pm at Spring Vale Youth Centre, Oldham Road, Middleton M24 2LA.

Girls group

Girls Group is for girls aged 10 to 19 who have social and communication needs to come along and make friendships, develop confidence, build social skills and increase their self-esteem.

We do lots of fun activities on a weekly basis. To request a place please contact us.

The group takes place every Wednesday, 5.30pm to 7.30pm at Moss Street Youth Centre, Rochdale OL16 5NL.

Into adulthood

Into Adulthood is a 6 week workshop for young people with individual needs aged 10 to 19 years old.

We look at what happens during puberty and how to look after yourself during this period. We explore how to keep yourself safe online and in real life friendships and intimate relationships.

What we cover during each session:

  • Week 1 - Introductions and group contact.
  • Week 2 - Puberty and sexual health.
  • Week 3 - Healthy relationships and boundaries.
  • Week 4 - Online safety.
  • Week 5 - Safe and appropriate intimate relationships.
  • Week 6 - Evaluation.

For further information please contact us. 

Nature Ninja's - Outdoor activity group

Nature Ninja's is for 8 to 19 year olds with individual needs who:

  • Love being outside whatever the weather.
  • Love exploring and doing new things like den building.
  • Would love to work towards a John Muir Environmental Award.
  • Want to learn about the great outdoors.

To request a place please contact us.

The group takes place every Saturday, 9.30am to 12noon at Hollingworth Lake Country Park and Visitor Centre, Rakewood Road, Rochdale OL15 0AQ.

Short Breaks - Holiday Club

Are you looking for something fun to do in the holidays?

The holiday club is a group for 8 to 19 year olds with individual needs who would like to make new friends and have fun. There will be lots of different creative and fun activities to join in with.

Places will be offered on a first come basis, to request a place please contact us.

The holiday club runs every Thursday and Friday, 10am to 3pm at Springvale Youth Centre, Oldham Road, Middleton M24 2LA.

Youth Zone

Youth Zone is a fun place for 10 to 19 year olds with individual needs and their siblings to make new friends and chill out. Your group will have it's own budget and you will plan how to use this for activities and outings. You will have the chance to learn new skills that will help as you become a young adult.

Not only that there are opportunities for some qualifications such as First Aid. To request a place please contact us.

The group takes place every Saturday, 1.30pm to 4pm at Matthew Moss Youth Centre, Matthew Moss Lane, Rochdale OL11 3LU.

Who to contact

Telephone
01706 769634
E-mail
rochdale.services@barnardos.org.uk
Website
www.barnardos.org.uk/.../rochdale.htm

Where to go

Name of venue
Barnardos
Venue address
Floor 2, Blue Pit Mill
Queensway
Rochdale
Postcode
OL11 2YW

Local Offer


Local Offer Ages
0-4 (Birth to Pre-School)
4-10 (Primary School)
11-16 (Secondary School)
16-18 (Transitions into Adulthood)
18-25 (Young Adults)
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