What a summer it's been! We've had events, day trips and even residentials all across…
SHASBAH is based in Sheffield, which is why many of our events and groups have been in Sheffield. However, we exist to serve the whole Sheffield postal district. That means anyone who has an ‘S’ postcode. This is a big area, including Rotherham, Chesterfield, Dronfield, Worksop and Barnsley. Lots of our members live quite a distance away from Sheffield and we want to support them better. That’s why we started Park Up and Play, which changes location depending on the requests of the attendees. Our Chat Away group also regularly meets at locations outside of Sheffield.
Now, thanks to funding from South Yorkshire Community Foundation, we’ve started an inclusive playgroup in Barnsley! This funding makes our support accessible for many more families. We’ve got two brilliant venues: Athersley Family Centre and Lundwood Family Centre. They are well-equipped with everything we need for a fun morning together.
At the playgroup, we have sensory play, singing and story time. Drinks and snacks are provided, as well as opportunities to socialise for parent/carers. The sessions are completely free of charge.
Feedback from Stay & Play has shown that this type of group makes a big difference for families. Parent/carers feel less isolated and know where to go for advice. Children also get the opportunity to meet other kids who have similar conditions. Why not see for yourself? Find the full list of dates for Barnsley Inclusive Playgroup below and on our Upcoming Events page.