Who Are We?
Scarf (Supporting Children with Additional Needs, Relatives and Friends) is a charity based in the New Forest, Hampshire which organises regular term time clubs as well as holiday activities for children with additional needs and their families. Children/young people are aged 0 -25 years and have a range of disabilities and additional needs, such as Down's Syndrome, autism and cerebral palsy.
Supporting children and their families up to the age of 25
Our approach is not just to meet the needs of the disabled child, but also to recognise the impact on the whole family, all of whom need fun and support.
We aim to create an inclusive and welcoming environment in which disabled children and their siblings feel comfortable and able to participate in a wide range of activities, and where adults and carers can enjoy meeting others in similar situations to themselves.
Our term-time clubs include a Drama Club, a Youth Club and a Saturday morning Multi Sports Club. During the school holidays we run a programme of activities for children with special needs as well as their siblings to take part in (with parents/carers staying for holiday activities).
A Parent-led Charity
Scarf is a parent-led charity. We are a membership organisation – families pay an annual membership fee, and pay for activities they attend. Scarf has a concessions fund available to those experiencing financial hardship.
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