We’re Recruiting – Operations Manager vacancy!

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We’re recruiting for a new Operations Manager,  24 hrs per week, £25-30k pro rata, fun team, great opportunity! See http://www.4us2.org/work-with-4us2/vacancies-paid-roles/ for the full details. But hurry – deadline for applications midnight on Friday 24th November.

Vote for 4us2 in the Aviva Community Fund!

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Please vote for 4us2 in the Aviva Community Fund. It could make a huge difference to us, and fund our vital drop-ins for parents, carers and disabled children across East Kent. Just click the link:

https://www.avivacommunityfund.co.uk/voting/project/view/17-4533

We’re surveying our members – tell us your views!

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To provide our services, 4us2 has to apply to funders for financial support. And funders always want proof that we are providing services that our members and service users need. So please give us your views by taking this short survey – just 3 minutes of your time will make a huge difference to us! Just click the link:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/DRBDWWB

Play and Support drop-ins now on!

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We’ve re-started our play and support drop-ins after the summer break. We are at Green Banks, Margate alternate Thursdays and Orchards, Sittingbourne alternate Fridays. Please see our Facebook page or Twitter for dates, or email manager@4us2.org for more information.

4us2 Summer Fun Coming your way!

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We are pleased to announce that we will once again be providing a range of summer fun events for disabled children and their families in East Kent.

4us2 Annual General Meeting 25th May – all welcome!

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4us2 will be holding it’s Annual general meeting on Thursday 25th May 10.30 – 12.30 at Faversham Gym (Jubilee Centre, 23 Whitstable Road, Faversham). All members are welcome to come.

The Annual General meeting is when we report back to members on what the charity has done over the last year and what we’re planning to do in the future. We’ll also take a quick look at the finances and welcome in new trustees.

We will have guest speakers from the Tizard Centre (specialists on intellectual and developmental disability).

Tea, coffee, and a light lunch after the meeting.

Supervised soft play will be available for the kids.

If you’re planning to come, please drop us a line on manager@4us2.org or phone Victoria on 01843 446030 so that know how many to cater for.

Music Makers at Orchards, Sittingbourne, starting 26 April

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Join 4us2 for fun, friendly and relaxed sing and sign sessions for children with additional needs.

Every Wednesday 26th April – 21st June, 10.30 – 11.30. £2 per child.

To find out more please contact Louise on louise@4us2.org or phone 01795 227171

NEWS FLASH: It’s Red Nose Day!

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We had a very special guest join us this week for a special Comic Relief Red Nose Day play session and to talk about our work supporting disabled children and their families! If you’re watching the fun on the BBC tonight, watch out for us – BBC South East Today, 6.30 pm.

Breaking Stories: ASD Workshop 20 & 27 March, Easter Hols Event 6 April

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4us2 is very pleased to announce two up-coming events for families of disabled children / young people.

Two-part ASD Workshop

4us2 welcomes parents / carers to our two-part workshop at Green Banks, Margate on 20th and 27th March. The sessions are for parents / carers of children or young people with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (whether diagnosed or as yet un-diagnosed), and will help attendees understand the causes of behaviours that can be part of ASD, and identify strategies to manage them. You must book to attend the workshop, and you must be able to attend both dates. Please email Jemma@4us2.org for more information and to book, or call 01843 446030. We invite a donation of £5 per attendee for this event.

Easter Holiday Family Fun Morning at the Jubilee Centre, Faversham

We’ll be hosting a family fun morning at the Jubilee Centre Faversham on Thursday 6th April 10.00 – 12.00 with exclusive use of the soft play area, trampolines, ball pits, slides and all the gym area. £3.50 per child for members, £5.00 per child for non-members.

You must book in advance for this event. Please email events@4us2.org or call 01843 446030 or 01795 227171

4us2 half-term fun sessions at Green Banks and Orchards!

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4us2 will be holding two fun sessions for children with disabilities this coming half term – one at Green Banks Margate on Thursday 16th February, and one at Orchards, Sittingbourne on Friday 17th February.

Both sessions will run 10.00 – 12.00 and include use of the soft play and sensory rooms, and there will also be other activities such as face-painting, crafts, play dough and biscuit decorating.

No need to book – just come along! There is a small charge per child – £1.50 for members and £2.00 for non-members.

To find out more about the Margate session please email manager@4us2.org

To find out more about the Sittingbourne session please email louise@4us2.org