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    Summer Holiday Activities for Brent Children and Young People

    Many activities are being set up at short notice due to the impact of Covid-19 and government guidance on service planning.

    For younger children information is available on the Brent CFIS website.

    The Brent Youth Zone website features all activities taking place in Brent over the summer for young people aged 11+ with activities being updated on a weekly basis.

    Information on further youth activities within the charity and voluntary sector is available from the Young Brent Foundation.

    1. For children under the age of 11 (pre-school/primary):
    • Children’s Centres. The Children’s Centres are planning a reduced summer timetable. The centres are open at Alperton, Church Lane, Curzon Crescent & Fawood, Granville, Preston Park, St Raphael’s, Three Trees, Willows and Wykeham. Contact details via the Barnardo’s website: https://www.barnardos.org.uk/what-we-do
    • Holiday play schemes. Play schemes for primary school children are running from   Bridge Park Montessori Nursery (020 3592 4971 / 07958 267 383), 2DA, Energy Kidz (Contact: 0333 577 1533) and Kidzplay (Contact: 07977 681977).
    • Roundwood Youth Centre, Harlesden. A free summer programme will be run by Sport at the Heart for 5 - 18 year olds from 3rd August for 4 weeks (30 young people a day).
    • Libraries. There will be reduced activities with the Summer Reading Challenge moving online for participating families. Face to face, themed free craft activities are running from Wembley Library via Learning through the Arts throughout August for under 12s. Topics include flight/space exploration, the Romans, creative music and Carnival.
    • Parks. Parks across the borough have re-opened and all play equipment is now accessible.
    • Leisure Centre activities. Brent’s leisure centres (Bridge Park, Vale Farm and Willesden) remain closed until at least 25th July. See website for updates on activities available after this date:  https://www.brent.gov.uk/services-for-residents/culture-leisure-and-parks/sports-and-wellbeing/sports-centres/

    2.   For young people over 11 (secondary school age and to support 16 – 19s)

    • Roundwood Youth Centre, Harlesden. A free summer programme will be run by Sport at the Heart for 5 - 18 year olds from 3rd August for 4 weeks (30 young people a day).
    • Young people at risk of becoming NEET. From 20th July Prospects are running face to face advice sessions from Roundwood, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am - 3pm.
    • Young Carers. The Gateway Partnership’s two dedicated Young Carer Support Officers provide regular phone/video contact with young people.
    • 3.Activities for children and young people with SEND:

     

    • For disabled children and young people, a playscheme targeted at families with social care involvement will be available. DARE will provide activities for children aged 3-18 from the Village School. Some additional places may be available for families who want to purchase activities. Send an email to info@dareplayscheme.co.uk or text 07721 857224. If families don’t have an allocated social worker and need support or advice they should call the SEND Consultation & Support Line on 020 8937 4463 for more information.
    • SEND virtual activities: Online activities include: the Institute of Imagination Hub for young people with SEND; a programme of activities from the Royal Society for Blind Children; and a physical activity programme from Disability sports coach for children of all ages with disabilities.

    Brent Inclusion Service – 13th July 2020