Check out our Wow Board!

As parents we are all to often asked to focus on the things our children can’t do and as an organisation we often talk about the challenges our members face.

The Wow Board celebrates all those successes and wonderful achievements of the Empathy family, however large or small, and we’d love to hear your story. Click here to view the Wow Board and start sharing those successes!

Family Friendship Groups

family friendshipAll our Family Friendship Groups meet fortnightly on Saturdays

Eastern Oswestry Community Centre, Cabin Lane, Oswestry, SY11 2LQ
10.00 am to 12.00 pm

Park Lane Centre, Park Lane, Telford, TF7 5QZ
10.oo am to 12.00 pm

Craven Arms Community Centre, Newington Way, Craven Arms, SY7 9PS
2.00 pm to 4.00 pm

Click Here to find out more about what to expect at a Family Friendship Group


Location When Summary Description
10/12/2016 at 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Oswestry Family Friendship Group
13/12/2016 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Social Sibs @ Telford
17/12/2016 at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Craven Arms Family Friendship Group
21/12/2016 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Social Sibs @ Oswestry
24/12/2016 at 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Oswestry Family Friendship Group
Theatre Severn 29/12/2016 at 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm Cinderella
31/12/2016 at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Craven Arms Family Friendship Group
07/01/2017 at 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Oswestry Family Friendship Group
14/01/2017 at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Craven Arms Family Friendship Group
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Out and About Oct Half Term 16

Half Term is almost upon us !!

We have a fun packed half term and  Christmas Programme planned. There is no transport available for any of these activities; if this causes you a problem. Email Sam on

Our Enable Playleaders will, as always, be at every session to support your family to be successful and make some happy families memories.

Booking for Half Term closes on Fri 21st Oct.

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Get Your Glow for ASD !

Our ever popular Halloween Party is back but this time with added Glow !
In addition to the firm favourites of a disco, competitions and Halloween fun for the children of the community at CASCA. This year everyone has the opportunity to get involved, light up Craven Arms and support the special children of Shropshire.
Whether you are a serious runner or just want to get your glow on for this fabulous cause .. this is the event for you !  Continue reading


UNLEASHED #gainingindependance

At last we are ready to go live !! with our newest project – Unleashed; which gives those with additional needs in school years 6 and above the opportunity not only to have some fabulous fun but also gain some new life skills by taking those first steps towards independence and separating from their carers and family.

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Conquer Caradoc – Public Event

On Thursday 4th Aug Empathy is offering everyone !! the opportunity to get involved with some summer fun and support a very good cause ( US ) too. We would love for the public to join us to climb Caer Caradoc and raise vital funds to allow us to continue our work with isolated and vulnerable children growing up with the impact of hidden disability across Shropshire.

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New Exciting Projects Coming This Month

Finally the time has come, after many ! months of planning and organising our new work supported by Children In  Need is ready to go live and will all be up and running by the end Aug !!


From Sat 16th July a third Family Friendship Group will be running fortnightly throughout poster telfordthe year at The Park Lane Centre, Park Lane, Telford; serving Telford and East Shropshire. There is no need to book but it helps us if we can understand a little about your families needs before you arrive, the best way to do this is to complete the On- Line Registration Form. Find out more about what to expect at Family Friendship Group or contact us.

Programmes will be added shortly



Dates and venues confirmed !

THURS 4th AUG; Craven Arms Community Centre then first Thursday in every month 6.30 – 8.30pm

TUES 8th AUG; Park Lane Centre, Telford then Second Tuesday of every month 6 – 8 pm

WEDS 17th AUG; The Oak Tree Centre, Oswestry the Third Weds of every month 6 – 8pm

UNLEASHED #gainingindependence 

Booking is now LIVE !! here. Please contact us for more details.

If you would like to be added to the mailing list to hear details of these new pieces of work. Please fill in the contact form below



Get “Out and About” this Summer

The Summer Holidays are just around the corner and therefore it is time to fill those days with fun. As always Empathy will be offering special families the supported opportunity to get ” Out and About” together and make the most of the long holiday.

We have an exciting programme available to all and we hope you will find something that your family will enjoy on our summer  programme. * Currently tickets are not live for Hawkstone Park as there may be a change to the programme, more details asap. If you are interested in Hawkstone Park, please complete a booking form and we will be in touch*

Our Enable Playleaders are at every session to support your family and ensure everyone has a great time and our families will be on hand to make you feel welcome.

Community Members should head to the Community Area to book their tickets.

If you are not a community member of Empathy then please Book On Line Here. In both cases part payment tickets can be purchased to secure your families place  on all activities Please read the Out and About booking policy  for the terms terms and condition of your booking.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.



May Half Term Fun – Let’s Go To the Beach !

Half term approaches and as always Empathy will be “Out and About”.

This half term we will be enjoying some Sun ( hopefully ) and Sand on Fairbourne Beach. Coaches will pick up from 3 locations before heading to this beautiful stretch of the welsh coast for all a day at the beach has to offer; with swimming, sandcastle competitions, scavenger hunts, kite to fly and course fun and games with our Playleaders. Before we head home, we’ll enjoy a Fish and Chip supper together.

All for just £35 / family for Non Members

Booking is open now until midnight on Monday 31st May. Break out the Flip Flops, dig out the bucket and spade and  Book On Line  for a fun filled family day out.


Easter Fun – “Out and About”

The Easter Holidays are almost upon us and always Empathy with be “Out and About” having FUN !!

We have a full programme right throughout the holidays with Family Friendship Groups continuing fortnightly in both locations and a Glow Party to round the holidays up, as well as our action packed family holiday programme. For full details Continue reading