It’s parents and carers’ turn to relax

PARENTS of children with special needs can now relax in a revamped space.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Gloucestershire Echo

Charity Hop, Skip and Jump has converted one of its outbuildings at Seven Springs into a relaxation area for parents and carers.

  1. REVAMP:   Jeanette Bates, Hop Skip and Jump  funding manager,  Marc Johnson, centre supervisor,  Richard Rawlings, Quays centre manager, Rebecca Jeal, Quays marketing assistant and charity and community co-ordinator with after school club users  Alex Jaya and Reece

    REVAMP: Jeanette Bates, Hop Skip and Jump funding manager, Marc Johnson, centre supervisor, Richard Rawlings, Quays centre manager, Rebecca Jeal, Quays marketing assistant and charity and community co-ordinator with after school club users Alex Jaya and Reece

The charity will be offering holistic therapies, reflexology, head and body massage to mums, dads and carers. The revamp was carried out by staff at Gloucester Quays with new furniture donated by Next.

Emma Minett, care supervisor, said: “The new space offers parents who drop their children off the chance to relax and get respite care.

“We provide flexible and immediate care so parents can drop their children off at any point, but the centre so far has been geared up for the children and so we wanted to provide something for the parents.

“It will provide a space where they can speak to each other and have a coffee.”

The charity hosted a party on Wednesday to open the space.

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