Incredible Care Kits boost wellbeing of disabled children and their families

Group of children and parents smiling with tote bagsThis half term, we hosted an Incredible Care Day. With the nights drawing in, we wanted to support families who have a child with additional needs and offer Incredible Care Kits stuffed with pick-me-ups to boost their wellbeing.

We invited families along to our Incredible Care Day with inclusive play sessions facilitated by our team of playworkers.  We dedicated an afternoon play session to welcoming new members into our community and were delighted that all 4 sessions were sold out!

The night before our Care Day, our team of staff and volunteers beavered away filling over 70 Incredible Kids tote bags.
Through ActionFunder, Nespresso generously funded our Incredible Care Kits. We made sure they were jam-packed with treats to keep our families comfy, cosy and calm including bath bombs donated from Lush, stationery bundles from John Lewis, fluffy hot water bottles and  blankets, chocolates, coffee and fidget toys.

Tote bag on a table with a selection of goodies around itThe best part? Earlier this autumn, we asked our community what they’d most appreciate finding in a goodie bag. Families who visit us helped choose what went into these kits, making them extra special and tailored to the needs and preferences of each family. It’s all about coming together as a community to support one another.

The day went down a storm. Here’s what our families thought…

The care kit was such a lovely pick-me-up so, thank you very much. Things can often be so tough bringing up children with complex needs and especially doing it on my own as a single parent, so to have a safe space to take the children in an environment that is so inclusive we love coming along to Incredible kids and the care kit was full of a variety of different bits that will be enjoyed by the whole family.” — Rainna James

“It was nice to receive a gift for being a carer, I don’t often get presents so it was really appreciated and made my day. Incredible Kids is a place for both parents and children, it’s non-judgmental and kids can just play without any interference and can just be themselves. There’s plenty of information and advice available from other parents as well as staff. It’s a great place to go.” —Nina Woolfenden

Young child holding a tote bag with Incredible Kids playworker“I think the kits were beautiful and the most generous of gifts we’ve ever received, really really thoughtful. You are all amazing and without you guys we’d be at home feeling lonely and bored.”— Sheralyn Hill

“Looking after a SEND child often feels like a thankless task. The incredible care kit was a lovely gesture that lifted our spirits. The little notebook & sensory keyring were a big hit with my daughter.” —Incredible Kids mum

“Our visits to Incredible kids add comfort to every family member’s life, reduce the level of stress and give ideas for exciting family activities.” —Mariia Dolbunova

We’re incredibly grateful for the love and generosity of Nespresso, our supporters our volunteers. Thank you for making these care kits possible, and for helping us make the world a little warmer and brighter for disabled children and their families.

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