Warm welcomes to new members joining the Children’s Quarter co-operative this month: Highbury Orchard Community, the Inclusive Sports Academy CIC; and Charlotte Slater of Urban Heard CIC.
Highbury Orchard Community is a community interest company which aims to bring people into contact with Nature through projects, including Forest School, working together and underpinned by Permaculture principles. They are based on the Highbury Estate which used to belong to Birmingham’s Joe Chamberlain and is one of the larger areas of green space in south Birmingham. The Community runs the orchard partly as a volunteer project, and partly as a service activity for specific groups, including woodland play activities for children; and the Forest School with adults, particularly those with mental health, wellbeing, or recovery interests.
The Inclusive Sports Academy CIC delivers disability & inclusive sports coaching across the West Midlands from its base in North Solihull. The aim is to enhance the lives of individuals with learning disabilities, learning difficulties and children with SEN through high quality sessions delivered using an inclusive approach. The Academy has a strong track record of creating opportunity and raising awareness of Disability Sport and continues to strive to remove barriers to sport and physical activity by creating environments in which participants feel relaxed and ready to participate in.
Urban Heard is a community interest company: specialists in high quality youth engagement through developing healthy and long lasting relationships with young people. The Chelmsley Wood-based group delivers a range of projects in schools, colleges and youth centres. Urban Heard works with partners including fellow CQ-members Meriden Adventure Playground Association, as well as Aquarius and the Solihull Integrated Addiction Service.
Children’s Quarter is the co-operative for groups that are committed to social inclusion and who provide services of any kind to children and young people. As a co-op we are committed to inclusive practice and one member one vote decision making. You can apply to become a member online