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Covid-19 - Important Notice: Skylarks has suspended all face-to-face sessions in order to protect our children and families during the Coronavirus outbreak. However we are still here for our families. We are running many of our activities live online using Zoom. We are producing new exciting video content to share with families for use at home. We are also available to respond to queries by telephone, FaceTime or email. You can read more about what is happening at Skylarks currently here: Online Services and Activities

COVID-19 UPDATE

Our online services

Adult Children

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 provide the environment for children with additional needs and their siblings to build lasting relationships, while also offering them the opportunity to grow and develop together through play, activities and therapies.

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 and support groups, or simply 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 advocacy advice
  • 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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Fundraising ideas and news during lockdown

May 28, 2020
A selection of fundraising news items from our weekly e-newsletters all gathered together in one place. Read on for news on how we have been fundraising during lockdown and for new ideas on future fundraising. Can you help us? You will also find some ideas of fundraising events that you could easily do from home. Skylarks is extremely grateful for all support, from families, local organisations and charities, schools, churches, PTA's, our corporate partners and many others.
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Haymarket raises £70k for charity partner Skylarks

May 10, 2020
Haymarket Media Group today announced they have raised over £70,000 for their charity partner, Skylarks.
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Skylarks Superheroes Come To The Rescue

April 12, 2020
Prentis Rollins creates new Skylarks Superheroes in our first ever comic strip addition against the evil CV-19.
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