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Scarf (Supporting special Children and their Relatives and Friends) is a charity based in the New Forest which organise regular social and holiday events for children with special needs and their families. Children are aged 0 -19 and have a range of disabilities and special needs, such as Down’s Syndrome, autism and cerebral palsy.
Our approach is not just to meet the needs of the disabled child, but also to recognise the impact on the whole family, all of whom need fun and support.
We aim to create an inclusive and welcoming environment in which disabled children and their siblings feel comfortable and able to participate in a wide range of activities, and where adults and carers can enjoy meeting others in similar situations to themselves.
Some of the regular events include youth club, drama and a variety of sports clubs. We also run a monthly SIBS club which helps brothers and sisters to gain support and friendship from others in the same position.
Scarf is a parent-led charity. We are a membership organisation - families pay an annual membership fee, and pay for activities they attend. Scarf has a hardship fund available to those experiencing financial hardship.