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In response to government guidelines, the closure of venues and most importantly the protection of the health and safety of all individuals at BOSP, we have had no other option than to suspend all face-to-face services.
The BOSP Office phone and BOSP Mobile will still be in use Monday to Friday, should you need to talk.  We are also providing telephone and outreach services so if you are struggling or you cannot obtain vital foods and medication, please do let us know and we will do our best to help. Take care everyone and we look forward to seeing you all again soon.


We are hoping that you will continue to support the vital work of our small charity, so that we will be in a position to ensure the disabled children and young people who rely on our services, do not remain isolated, once this crisis is over - thank you for your help!

BOSP is a small independent South Essex based charity who has been supporting families for over 28 years by providing fun short break care for their children, young people and young adults who have disabilities or life-limiting conditions. 

In 2019 BOSP won the Pride of Essex 'Teams of Pride' award

BOSP offers a wide variety of clubs and parent/carer respite support at evenings, weekends and school holidays, providing fun and exciting activities with social opportunities, in order to develop the children' and young people's independence, self-esteem and social skills, whilst providing families with vital respite. Please see our services section for more details.

Our aim is to enable disabled children to have fun and access the same activities as children without disabilities, and to improve parents well-being and prevent crisis occurring, by providing much needed breaks, so they can go out to lunch, to the shops, spend time with their other children, catch up with much needed sleep or just have a quiet cup of tea.

Sessions take place in Basildon, Pitsea, Billericay, Wickford and Brentwood, as well as out and about in the community throughout Essex and the London Borough of Havering.

If you would like to find out how we can support your family, or if you would like to make a donation or fundraise for BOSP so that more children and young adults with disabilities can be supported, please call The BOSP Office on 01268 553117.

Registered in England & Wales. Company Limited by Guarantee No. 5284004.  

Registered Charity No: 1107392


"I have been accessing BOSP for 10+ years and it really has proven to be a sanity saver. Caring for a child/young adult with disabilities is a lonely, soul destroying, draining existence at times and being able to relax from this for a few hours has been invaluable, enabling me to continue to have my son at home. There is absolutely no other suitable provision in the local vicinity where my son can go to experience a club-like provision where his special needs are met and catered for and where he receives first class care for his care."

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