Children's Activities Programme
Our activities programme is aimed at children and young people aged 5-18 years old who are:
Living with full condition of Sickle Cell or Thalassaemia.
Have family or friends living with this illness.
Are living with Sickle Cell or Thalassaemia traits.
The project is currently funded by Children in Need and provides opportunities including opportunities during half term holidays for young people to come together from different backgrounds and communities within the Birmingham area to:
Socialise and make friends.
Build Support Networks.
Have access to social, educational and recreational trips and activities.
Attend workshops on mentoring, nutrition, health, managing condition and coping strategies.
If you are a young person, professional or family member wishing to access the project, then you can contact a member of our team on 0121 212 9209 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our offices will be partially closed due to COVID-19 as part our measures to help prevent the spreading of virus and keeping staff, volunteers and service users safe.
Individuals living with Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia have been identified as vulnerable by the NHS and therefore will require support during the period of shielding, self-isolation and physical distancing.
We are currently helping those most at need and vulnerable living with Sickle Cell during the next 12 weeks with food vouchers, shopping and other appropriate support needs. This will take place on a Tuesday and/or Wednesday between 11am-3pm. Please get in touch for more details.
You can still contact us for support, advice, information and telephone befriending support on the following methods below:
Facebook: OSCAR Birmingham
Mobile or Text : 07851 525577 or 07565 588904
OSCAR Birmingham is a voluntary organisation and registered charity established to support individuals affected by Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Disorders. Our aim is to work in partnership to help improve the quality of health, social and economic well-being for children, young people, families and adults living with Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia in the Birmingham and surrounding areas.