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Stars and Buddies - Summer Holiday club

Age: Suitable for child or young person aged 8 to 25.

Provider: STARS Orwell Mencap

Orwell Mencap run Stars (14-25 year olds) and Buddies (8-16 year olds) social clubs on alternate Saturday mornings and holiday clubs during school holidays.

Both clubs have a programme of fun activities in a safe environment. Workshops include drumming, art,craft, cooking and more. Support can be provided for personal care and medication(assessment required). Costs range from £25-75 depending on support needed.

To book, please call 01473 723888

Enquiry details


Saturday Clubs: 24 July & 7/11 August
Holiday Clubs: 26 July - 27 August

Saturday Clubs: 24 July & 7/21 August

Holiday Clubs: Monday 26 July - Friday 27 August

Sprites Lane, Ipswich

How the activity is supported:

Support is provided by a team of Support Workers, lead by Seniors and managers. all staf undertake training specific to the needs of the of the young people that attend, as well as safeguarding and infection Prevention and control. 

Support is provided on a 1:1 basis or in groups of up to 3, pending on the childs assessed support needs. 

Fo rthe childs first day of attedning Stars or Buddies activity we woudl ask that parent/carer spends the first part o fteh session helping the child to settle in and get to know teh staff supporting them.

Ratio of staff to children:

up to 10 children attend each club

Staff are trained to assist in the following:

  • Personal care
  • Makaton
  • Managing a seizure
  • Administering medication
  • Mobility assistance
  • Managing challenging behaviour
  • Disability awareness
  • Sensory training

Support statement:

1-1 support may be available and this will be discussed on confirmation of booking.

Level Access and Automatic Doors
Access by ramps, slopes and/or manual doors
WC Accessible

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The Building/Venue is equipped with the following

  • Ramp
  • Accessible toilet
  • Hoist and Changing facilities

Please bring change of clothes as youngsters may get messy when playing outside, doing arts or cooking!!

Due to change in venue we cannot guarantee that a microwave will be available, for reheating meals.

Payment details

Payment can be made by Cheque or Credit/Debit Card

Families can pay using their individual budget.

Additional payment information

Attendance will be invoiced after the holiday club period.

Cancellation Information

Full fee is charged if less that 24 hours notice is given of cancelling the session. More than 24 hours notice gives us the opportunity to offer the session to another young person.



Stars and Buddies - Summer Holiday club

Sprites Lane, Ipswich