Match Point

A weekly opportunity for school years 3-11 to take part in fun tennis coaching. Saturday afternoons

Match Point

A weekly opportunity for school years 3-11 to take part in fun tennis coaching. Saturday afternoons

Access All Areas

Enabling those in years 1 to 13 children to enjoy Scouts, ice skating, tennis, swimming and more.

A term-time scheme to enable children and young people with disabilities to be able to attend mainstream leisure activities such as sports clubs, Scouts, Cubs, Beavers etc with the support of a SoLO support worker or volunteer.  This scheme is for those in school years 1 to 13.

Access all Areas: One to One

A scheme to enable children and young people with disabilities to be able to attend mainstream leisure activities such as youth clubs, sports clubs, uniformed groups etc. with the support of a SoLO Support worker or Volunteer for, initially, six months.  After six months, the support is reviewed to determine if the child can access the activity independently, in which case we then introduce another child into the setting.  The aim of the scheme is to help settings become more inclusive and increase the opportunities in mainstream provision for children with disabilities.

Access all Areas Projects

Swimming North & South

A small swimming group who meet at the mainstream swimming bath at Chelmsley Wood and Tudor Grange Baths in Solihull – weekly, term time only for a fun swimming session.

Chelmsley: Mondays and Fridays 5 – 6.30 p.m.

Tudor Grange: Fridays 5.15 – 7 p.m. Mondays 5 – 6.30 p.m.

Match Point

A professional, fun tennis coaching session, weekly on a Saturday term time only. Meeting at Olton & West Warwickshire Tennis Club  1.45 – 3 p.m.

Ice Skating

An ice skating group who meet at Blue Ice Plaza to have fun on the ice, weekly in term time, Friday evenings 5 – 6.30 p.m.

Football

In conjunction with Solihull Moors FC – meeting on alternate Saturdays in Chelmsley Wood 9.30 – 11 a.m.

Football

A weekly opportunity for school years 1 to 13 on a Saturday morning with Solihull Moors providing coaching and football skills. Saturday mornings

Swimming

A weekly opportunity for school years 4-12 to access a mainstream swimming session.

Ice Skating

A weekly opportunity for school years 6 to 13 to access a mainstream skating session. Fridays early evening

Tennis

This is an exciting, outdoor activity that teaches Tennis skills and aims to improve self-esteem, confidence, and a physical outlet for increased anxiety and improving their physical health and wellbeing.

Football

A weekly opportunity for school years 1 to 13 on a Saturday morning with Solihull Moors providing coaching and football skills. Saturday mornings

Ice Skating

A weekly opportunity for school years 6 to 13 to access a mainstream skating session. Fridays early evening

Swimming

A weekly opportunity for school years 4-12 to access a mainstream swimming session.

Tennis

This is an exciting, outdoor activity that teaches Tennis skills and aims to improve self-esteem, confidence, and a physical outlet for increased anxiety and improving their physical health and wellbeing.

Youth Adventure Synergy

This is a free service offered on a Monday evening and Saturday morning term time only for children and young adults 10 plus.

The session is held at Meriden Park, Chelmsley Wood. Open to the general public, the adventure playground enables local children to enjoy outdoor play in a secure environment.

This facility is open to the public and is a secure outdoor play area for the local community. Due to this, this project enables children to access an activity alongside their mainstream peers and family with the full support of our well trained support workers to offer arm’s length support when needed in a safe encouraging environment. 

The area is supported by staff who are paid by the local authority to supervise the various activities. These include imaginative play, den building, outdoor cooking over open fires, and water & sand play, as well as large construction.  The SoLO staff ensure that the children are able to get involved and contribute at their own level and interact successfully with the other children.

The playground is open until dusk and allows the children to experience playing in low light (the staff wear head torches to ensure that they are able to supervise safely). They are also enabled to experience wet weather conditions.

Overnight Breaks

Our weekend breaks give our members time to really enjoy being together over the course of a weekend whilst giving carers and parents valuable time as well. Grouped according to age, care needs and what they like to do, activities can include camping, seaside visits, ‘festival style’ events and – always popular – ‘Abba’ tribute nights.Each group is supported by an experienced, enthusiastic staff team with a ratio that provides high quality care, aimed at promoting the independence of the individuals.

Youth Adventure Synergy

This is a free service offered on a Monday evening and Saturday morning term time only for children and young adults 10 plus.

The session is held at Meriden Park, Chelmsley Wood. Open to the general public, the adventure playground enables local children to enjoy outdoor play in a secure environment.

This facility is open to the public and is a secure outdoor play area for the local community. Due to this, this project enables children to access an activity alongside their mainstream peers and family with the full support of our well trained support workers to offer arm’s length support when needed in a safe encouraging environment. 

The area is supported by staff who are paid by the local authority to supervise the various activities. These include imaginative play, den building, outdoor cooking over open fires, and water & sand play, as well as large construction.  The SoLO staff ensure that the children are able to get involved and contribute at their own level and interact successfully with the other children.

The playground is open until dusk and allows the children to experience playing in low light (the staff wear head torches to ensure that they are able to supervise safely). They are also enabled to experience wet weather conditions.

SoLO Choir

A volunteer-led drop-in project, the SoLO Choir makes Friday evening the highlight of the week for the volunteers who organise it and for the members who share music, Makaton and, whenever someone has a birthday, cake!

Formed for the simple pleasure of singing together, the choir has often performed for an audience. Events include singing at the Solihull Methodist Church to celebrate the wedding of a choir volunteer, fundraising by singing at Dorridge Sainsbury’s and singing at a member’s birthday party.

We use and promote Makaton at the choir, which builds communication between all. The SoLO Choir includes some people who use Makaton for their main means of communicating and it is particularly rewarding to see friendships building as other members learn more signs. The choir participates in The Makaton Charity’s “sign of the week” by making videos to demonstrate each sign for the charity to share. Where possible, a song is performed that includes the chosen sign and these are very popular, and give even more performance opportunities to our members. PMLD members are welcome.

Socialight

A chance for young people to socialise and make new friends and do a variety of different activities, both in-house and in the community. You will get to decide what activities you would like to participate in with the support of experienced staff. The sessions run every other Saturday 1.30pm-4.30pm from either our Walnut Close venue in the North of Solihull or from Solihull Fire Station in the South of Solihull.

Totally Arts

The Totally Arts group meet fortnightly, on Saturday afternoons, 1.30 – 4 p.m. at Hatchford Brook Youth Club, working with performing arts professionals and developing their artistic talents.

Aimed at young people aged 12 – 24 with learning disabilities, Totally Arts gives these budding stars a chance to be a part of regular performances which showcase their work.

SoLO Youth Clubs

Youth club is our chill out session for teenagers over the age of 13. This session is geared at creating a social space around what teenagers want, being a teenager can be a tricky time but with our well trained staff offering support and guidance our teenagers will learn new skills, grow in confidence and self esteem keeping a positive mindset. 

Musical Youth

A fortnightly opportunity for members aged 12-24 which offers a variety of musical experiences and themes.

Get Active

A fortnightly opportunity in term time for people aged 13+ with moderate learning disabilities and young adults with severe disabilities to meet in a group to spend a Saturday afternoon with friends, accessing a variety of recreational activities.

Alternate Saturdays.

Fundraising Partners and Heroes

We are delighted to be involved with, and enjoy the support of, all of these organisations and more.