Kids in Action is a charity for special needs children with a strong focus on positively transforming young people’s lives.
Since 1996, we have provided opportunities and support to children, young people and young adults with disabilities and special needs in the UK.
From our centre in Dunstable we run a variety of clubs, as well as daily, weekly and school holiday activities.
From social and sporting events, to holidays and day trips, we are always coming up with new ideas and activities to change and enrich young people’s lives.
We have plans to expand further in the future too, by opening three more centres throughout the UK!
It may come as a surprise that up to 18% of the population in the UK has a disability, with 2% of the population born with a learning disability.
We are confident that our hard work is helping such young people with disabilities and special needs to achieve their aspirations and goals, reach their full potential and earn respect for their achievements.
In 2006 we bought our first caravan to provide great family holidays to our members, due to the success of this first one we have since purchased 2 more giving us a total of 3 and we are still looking to add to this which will mean more holidays, to date our families have enjoyed over 300.
Ben aged 15 joined Kids in Action when he was 4 years old and we were in our old premises in Tavistock Street.
When he first started attending our clubs he was very shy, would not mix with others and did not speak. Over the years Ben’s confidence and independence has grown. He now socialises with other members including talking and in the last year participates in arts and crafts.
He also enjoys playing air hockey, table top football and computer games and really looks forward to coming to Kids in Action.
Matthew is a 33 year old special needs adult with Spastic Quad Cerebral Palsy and intractable epilepsy. Matthew always has a sense of humour and is the most gentle person, despite all the challenges he has faced in life.
He was one of the founder members of Kids in Action and it’s become his favourite place go. He always makes sure he has a copy of every event leaflet so as not to miss any. Sorry about printing costs, Paul!
Kids in Action has given Matthew and all the family somewhere to go and be comfortable and accepted with no judgement; it’s been great to be part of this big family.
Youth club for age 4 – 18
Over 18’s for 18 +
We hold many sponsored events throughout the year including bowling, cabaret nights, runs etc to raise money for our charity.Read More
Fancy doing something different to raise money for our charity and take The £1000 Challenge to help us buy our current home.Read More