BrightSparks win £3.3million contract for children's disability charity


BrightSparks' sister company, Social Impact Services, have secured a £3.3million contract for children's disability charity KIDS.

KIDS believe in a world in which all disabled children and young people realise their aspirations. They work exclusively with disabled children, young people and their families, from very early years to transition into adulthood and whole family support. 

At a time when the Disabled Children's Partnership report a "£1.5 billion funding gap for services needed by disabled children", this contract will enable KIDS to deliver a wide range of regional support to disabled children, young people and their families. This will include youth clubs, holiday clubs, early support and learning provision, out of school clubs, group activity sessions as well as domiciliary care. 

The aim of activities is to ensure that children and young people with different abilities, interests and stages of development can all access activities that they find enjoyable, interesting and fun, and which support their personal development goals. The activities and domiciliary care provided under this contract will also offer parents and carers a much-needed break from their caring responsibilities. 

Sue Cawkwell, Regional Director at Kids, said:

"It was great to work with Andy from Social Impact Services who was professional, skilled and knowledgeable. Work was completed to timescales and of a very high quality, ultimately helping to secure a very significant contract. I wouldn’t hesitate to use their services again."

Andy Simpson, Director of BrightSparks and Social Impact Services says:

"It has been a pleasure to work on this tender, and we really look forward to seeing the huge difference the services provided by KIDS will make to families raising disabled children."

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Learn more about KIDS charity here.