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Our Annual Review

Independent Options provides a range of person centred services for children, young people and adults who have learning and other disabilities. Read more in our Annual Review which can be found Annual Review 2014 – 2015

Local Organisations

National Organisations

In Control – an extensive community network that is working for change and to provide people with the knowledge, power and tools to control their support.

Social Care Institute for Excellence – The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) improves the lives of people who use care services by sharing knowledge about what works.

Isla's Story

Isla is three and a half years old and has been coming to the Children and Family Centre for around two years with her family.

At first Isla had no diagnosis, but it was clear to her parents that something was different from an early age as she had a short attention span and would have regular crises if other children came near her. Her speech was also delayed and she didn’t speak or make any verbal noises until the age of three.

By coming to The Centre, play around other children was normalised for Isla as she began to get used to other children being around and she loves coming to The Centre now. She enjoys the freedom to play in the garden or inside with the toys and crafts. Isla responds well to the staff and volunteers at The Centre and is confident to ask for help.

“Isla has speech and language delay but one of the first words Isla spoke was when she shouted “Messy Play!”, so we knew then how vital it was for her to come here.”

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