Busy Buddies Swimming Club


The Busy Buddies Swimming Club is for children with severe disabilities and complex needs. 

The children are supported by volunteers and Cheshire Buddies staff.  The children are able to play and swim with support.

A snack is provided.  This activity runs once a month.

Service Details

Central Cheshire Buddy Scheme (CCBS)
Service Type:
Short Breaks for carers of children
Age Band:
  • Children (5-18)
  • Young Adults (14-25)
Age Range:
8 years to 18 years
Is a referral required?:
Accepted referral methods:
  • Via CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services)
  • Via GP or Health Professional
  • Via School
  • Via Children’s Social Care
  • Via Voluntary Agencies
  • Via Local Area Coordinators
Additional Referral Information:
Parents/carers can refer their child by contacting a member of the Cheshire Buddies Team by email or phone. Cheshire Buddies staff will then make arrangements to meet with the parent/carer and child.
Eligibility criteria:
Children with severe disabilities and complex needs.
Provides support to:
  • People with an autistic spectrum disorder
  • People with SEN/learning disabilities
  • People with sensory impairment
  • People with an acquired brain injury
Provides personal care?:
Areas covered in Cheshire East:
  • Sandbach
How is the service provided?:
  • Within the Community
Waiting List:
£10. This includes transport from the designated area, swimming session and snacks.
Accessibility aids and support available:
  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Toilet/Changing Facilities
Communication aids and support available:
  • Makaton
Registered Charity Number:
Sector Type:
  • Registered Charity

Opening Times

Days service available:
Opening Times - Monday:
Opening Times - Tuesday:
Opening Times - Wednesday:
Opening Times - Thursday:
Opening Times - Friday:
Opening Times - Saturday:
Opening Times - Sunday:
12.30pm to 3.15pm once a month only.
Additional Opening Times:
The Busy Buddies swimming club runs once a month on a Sunday from 12.30pm to 3.15pm.

This page was last updated on 19 March 2019

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This page was last updated on 19 March 2019

Contact Details

Contact Name:
Stephanie Lawley
General contact details
07873 423389
Contact Name:
Louise Bailey
General contact details
07938 163103