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Families United Network

Families United Network (FUN) is a registered charity working to support children and young adults with additional needs and disabilities and their families living in Bedfordshire.

To access our services, individuals or families need to register as members on a FUN membership which is free and enables children, young people and families to access our clubs and activities. All registered members are issued with a membership card.

You can request a membership application pack by email or telephone, or by downloading the membership forms from our website.

FUN clubs and activities are open to children and young people with any additional need or disability.

All of our clubs and activities are based at our FUN Activity Centre at:

Unit 5 Britannia Estate, Leagrave Road, Luton LU3 1RJ (sat nav LU3 1RD)

Free parking is available at our centre.

The clubs and services that we currently run are as follows:

Family holiday club - this service has been temporarily suspended due to the Covid-19 crisis

Days: the club is on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday during all school holidays.
(Days may vary over Christmas or on bank holidays – please see our website or call FUN to confirm).

Times: the club is open from 10am to 4pm

Users:
this club is open to children and young people with any additional need or disability aged from birth to 25 years; and to their parents, carers and siblings. Parents/carers remain onsite with their children and young people during the club. This is a drop-in session, so there is no need to book in advance.

Cost: £6 per child, max £15 for three or more children. Parents/carers and children under 2 years old are free.

Saturday club - this service has been temporarily suspended due to the Covid-19 crisis

Days: the club is on alternate Saturdays during term-time.

Times: the club is open from 10am to 4pm

Users:
this club can be accessed by young people with additional needs or disabilities aged from 9 to 18 years. This is a respite service and the young people attend without their parents or carers. The club can cater for both MLD and SLD young people, who can be provided with one-to-one support when needed. The club offers regular trips out into the community, as well as a wide variety of onsite activities.

Cost: £35 per session. Places at this service must be booked and paid for in advance.

Holiday respite club - this service has been temporarily suspended due to the Covid-19 crisis

Days: the club is on every Wednesday during most school holidays.

Times: the club is open from 10am to 4pm

Users:
this club can be accessed by young people with additional needs or disabilities aged from 9 to 18 years. This is a respite service and the young people attend without their parents or carers. The club can cater for both MLD and SLD young people, who can be provided with one-to-one support when needed. The club offers regular trips out into the community, as well as a wide variety of onsite activities.

Cost: £35 per session. Places at this service must be booked and paid for in advance.

Youth club - this service is now an online live session, please contact us for more information

Days: the club is on Monday evenings during term-time

Times: the club is open from 6.30 to 8.30pm

Users:
This club can be accessed by young people with any additional need or disability aged from 10 to 17 years for whom an appropriate number of staff will be available to accomodate club sizes. The young people attend without their parents or carers and have access to a variety of onsite resources and activities.

Young adult club - this service is now an online live session, please contact us for more information

Days: the club is on Tuesday evenings

Times: the club is open from 6.30 to 9pm

Users:
this club can be accessed by young adults with any additional need or disability aged from 18 to 25 years for whom an appropriate number of staff will be available to accommodate club sizes. The young adults can access a variety of onsite activities which focus on teaching independence and life skills.

Cost: £6.50 per session. Please contact FUN if you are interested in attending this club.

Trips and outings - this service has been temporarily suspended due to the Covid-19 crisis

Various trips and outings are organised throughout the year for children and young adults with additional needs and disabilities, and their families. Please see our website for details of upcoming events.


Documents

Download: FUN brochure
Download: FUN holiday club leaflet
Download: FUN Keech swim sessions
Download: FUN respite clubs
Download: FUN youth club

Who to contact

Telephone
E-mail
info@familiesunitednetwork.org.uk
Website
www.familiesunitednetwork.org.uk

Where to go

Address
Britannia Estate
Unit 5
Leagrave Road
Luton
Postcode
LU3 1RJ

Last updated 06/05/2020