Marches Family Network | Leominster, Herefordshire based Charity

Improving the lives of nearly 200 young people with disabilities and their families

Marches Family Network | Leominster, Herefordshire based Charity

 Supporting children and young people, aged 0-25, who have a disability or additional needs and their families

Marches Family Network | Leominster, Herefordshire based Charity

 Promoting confidence and independence.

Marches Family Network | Leominster, Herefordshire based Charity

This is what some of our parents and carers think of us…

 

Marches Family Network | Leominster, Herefordshire based Charity

“Our daughter really enjoys these sessions and integrates well with the other children and staff.  Staff ratios are good which our child needs as her concentration span is limited”

Marches Family Network | Leominster, Herefordshire based Charity

“Marches Family Network gives us the chance for us to spend time with our other children and a chance for J to  play in a safe environment with his peers”

Marches Family Network | Leominster, Herefordshire based Charity

 “Nobody should underestimate the impact a child with a disability has on the whole life of a family.  This is why Marches Family Network is such a valuable support for us”

Marches Family Network | Leominster, Herefordshire based Charity

 “An invaluable resource that benefits all our family”

Marches Family Network | Leominster, Herefordshire based Charity

“Our children (both of whom have disabilities) really enjoy their activity sessions and they get so excited before and afterwards. There is nothing else out there like Marches Family Network”

Marches Family Network | Leominster, Herefordshire based Charity

 “Our son loves the social contact with the staff and other children. We love that he is able to develop his social skills”

Marches Family Network | Leominster, Herefordshire based Charity

“First time my son has had opportunity to go out in the evening; he loves socialising and being out and about.  My son cannot talk so a youth club where he is accepted is priceless.

 “My son loves coming to the club on a Monday night.  He gets very excited about it over the weekend and tells everyone about it.  It is a good opportunity to meet with different young people and to get out and about in the community with peers.”

“Marches is quite simply a lifesaver”

Supporting young people with disabilities and their families

Marches Family Network is unique in providing high quality, inclusive short breaks (respite) and other services for families of children and young people who have a wide range of additional needs across Herefordshire and South Shropshire. 
 
The charity was established in 1982 under the auspices of Contact a Family as a small self-help parent group. We became independent in 1995 and have grown into the amazing charity that we are today, actively supporting nearly 200 families in Herefordshire and Shropshire.

We work with children and young people, aged 0-25, who have a disability or additional needs through a range of services.

 Active, safe and fun…

  • We provide specialist support for children and young people, aged 0-25 years, who have a disability or additional need
  • We offer a fun and varied programme of activities
  • We welcome siblings
  • We run group activities so young people are able to socialise with their peers and make friends
  • Our trained staff are experienced at supporting children and young people with a wide range of needs, ensuring that each child gets the very best from their time with us
 
 
 Please contact the office (01568 614908) if you would like any further information. 

To learn more about us please read our Youth Services Information booklet or to explore useful services and contacts please read our Big Stars, Little Stars handbook