COMMUNITY ORGANISATION AWARD FOR DISABILITY –
SupERkids is a voluntary, non-profit making parent led group providing a variety of social clubs and events for East Renfrewshire’s young people with additional support needs (ASN). Many children with ASN in the area have little suitable after school clubs or evening activities as they need a high level of support. SupERkids offer supported clubs to over 200 young people to enable independent attendance at activities on a weekly basis. This generates a diarised event, giving them something to look forward to and creates a space where the young person knows that their routine boundaries will not apply. All parents who contribute to the operation of SupERkids are unremunerated volunteers who contribute their time and skills in support of both their children and other families who face similar challenges. As one nominator summed up, ‘SupERkids is run by superheroes’, and we couldn’t agree more.
SHARING IS CARING!