A Bit Of History
We started from a government initiative in 2008 to improve Short Breaks for Disabled Children.
We started as a government initiative in 2008 to improve Short Breaks for Disabled Children. The Parent Forum was formed in 2008 and enjoyed a successful partnership with the Local Authority. Aiming High for Disabled Children ran between 2009 and 2011 and delivered Short Breaks, including holiday clubs, events as well as promoting accessibility to local attractions. When funding stopped, the parents and project manager decided to form their own charity to deliver this essential work. Aiming Higher was born in 2011.
We currently operate from our premises on Church Street and support families with disabled children across Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde.
We run pre-school activities from the Centre as well as weekend activities for the whole family.
We have a dedicated Family Support Team who work with local families to build resilience in order to overcome the additional challenges they face.
Our team of volunteer counsellors can offer 1:1 sessions for adult family members upon referral.
Parents and carers are welcome to attend our Drop-In Coffee Mornings where they can access training, peer support, a cuppa and a listening ear