Our small charity, bibic in Langport, Somerset has been awarded a fantastic grant extension of £33,325 over one year by BBC Children in Need now the previous three-year funding has come to an end. This grant will fund bibic Developmental Therapist Claire Williams’ salary, staff training and activity costs to help make a difference to the lives of children and young adults facing neurological and developmental challenges nationally.
We provide holistic therapeutic programmes for individuals aged 6 months to 25 years. We support a wide range of conditions and difficulties, such as ADHD, ASD, Dyslexia, Cerebral Palsy, Downs Syndrome, Global Developmental Delay and many more, with or without a diagnosis. This funding will help us provide a lifeline for many families who have been fighting for support for their young person.
bibic therapy supports every need the individual has with our holistic approach, discovering their strengths and difficulties, allowing the individual to live happy fulfilling lives.
Our assessments cover a wide range of areas, we look at every stage of development for that individual and use educational testing to look at their abilities. Bespoke therapeutic plans are then developed by our experienced team of therapists for families to be able to put into place at home. These can also be used within schools to further support the child or young adult within an educational environment to help them reach their potential as well as help everyone around them understand their strengths and difficulties and how to support them.
Claire Williams, bibic Developmental Therapist said, “We are so grateful to BBC Children in Need for funding a therapist for another year. The need for our services has increased dramatically and is needed now more than ever before. This funding recognises the work we do at bibic with families, and this means we will be able to support more children and young people to understand themselves and take positive steps towards their future.”
About BBC Children in Need
BBC Children in Need’s vision is that every child in the UK has a safe, happy and secure childhood and the chance to reach their potential. The charity will realise this vision by supporting, promoting and publicising work that addresses the challenges that children and young people face and work that builds their skills and resilience.
BBC Children in Need is currently supporting over 2,500 projects in communities across the UK that are helping children and young people facing a range of disadvantages such as living in poverty, being disabled or ill, or experiencing distress, neglect or trauma.
Further information about BBC Children in Need can be found at bbcchildreninneed.co.uk