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Skylarks has taken the hard decision to suspend all face to face services. We are currently working to bring additional services to our families at this difficult time. For further information click here.


HELPING YOUNG PEOPLE TO THRIVE!

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Welcome to Skylarks

Skylarks is an independent Richmond upon Thames-based charity that provides activities and therapies for children with disabilities and additional needs. We also support and provide therapies, courses and information for their whole families.

You do not need a diagnosis or referral to join us and, whilst we are based in Richmond upon Thames, there are no geographical limitations for our members. Anyone from anywhere is welcome!

We offer opportunities for the children and their siblings to play, develop and access therapies and activities. We provide the environment for children to build lasting relationships with their siblings, while also offering them the opportunity to grow and develop through fun activities.

We provide information and support for families and carers, all under one roof and at the same time. We offer a range of workshops, therapies, support groups, or even a listening ear over a hot drink.
Haymarket Media Group visiting the Pedal Project at Skylarks

What does Skylarks offer?

Children with additional needs can:

  • Join inclusive and supportive play sessions
  • Socialise and interact
  • Learn sign language through singing
  • Take part in weekly music therapy
  • Experience our sensory room
  • Be creative with arts and crafts
  • Access classes like drama and karate
  • Have their hair cut without stress or pressure
  • Learn cookery skills and have fun with food
  • Take part in many more activities and therapies...

Parents and carers can:

  • Receive advice from health professionals
  • Access Disability Benefits advice
  • Attend talks, courses and workshops
  • Access SEN legal advice and advocacy
  • Receive counselling or join a support group
  • Meet other parents/carers
  • Receive complementary therapies
  • Share experiences and support

Find Us

Most activities and talks are free. Donations welcome

Opening hours

Term time
Tuesdays: 2:30pm - 5:30pm;
Fridays: 9:30am - 12 noon.
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Skylarks CLOSED due to Coronavirus - we hope this visual story will help your children

March 17, 2020
All face to face services are suspended until further notice.
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Lululemon supports local charity

December 2, 2019
Skylarks are very pleased to announce that Lululemon London has chosen us as a charity to support during 2020 in Richmond Upon Thames.
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Haymarket raises £70k for charity partner Skylarks

October 16, 2019
Haymarket Media Group today announced they have raised over £70,000 for their charity partner, Skylarks.
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