Help us raise funds

givey.comMore than 100% of the money you give and raise through Givey goes to your chosen charity. Visit Empathy on givey.com to help our cause.

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Your views are important!

Please spare a few moments to complete a questionnaire. The Shropshire Children’s Trust has commissioned an Autism Needs Assessment (for ages 0-25). As part of this needs assessment they are keen to understand the views of parents, service providers and schools about the needs of children and young people with autism spectrum and behaviour disorders.

Please click here for the link to the parent questionnaire. It is important that as many parents as possible complete it since the results will affect the services that will be available for families in the future.

Questionnaires for service providers and schools are also available and one for young people aged 16 to 25 is being developed. The questionnaires are live until 29 March.

BCA Children’s Charity Award 2015

Empathy are delighted to have been nominated in the The Businesses for Children Awards in the category Children’s Charity 2015.
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The nominations in this year’s awards highlighted dozens of exceptional Shropshire businesses and charities that work with or for children and young people across the county and only five charities have been shortlisted for each category.

The winners will be announced at the award ceremony on the evening of March 14th 2015.

Thank You

Many thanks to our anonymous donor who has once again made a generous donation to Empathy.

We hope you can see this “Thank You” on behalf all of the children and families that your money will make a huge difference too.

Happy New Year

In March 2014 we launched our website. Since then it has been visited 4,000 times – the busiest day was April 26 when it was visited 207 times. Our web hosts have produced a report detailing the website activity during 2014, it shows what people were most interested in reading. We will use this information make the website bigger and better in 2015!

Click here to see the complete report.

Happy Halloween

On Saturday November 1st 2014 the doors of Craven Arms Community Centre were opened to the scary sight of witches, ghouls, skeletons and other frightening sights. The amazing Empathy children once again rose to the challenge and all coped amazingly. In a less supportive environment many would have struggled with costumes, noise and the fear of the unknown but the event went off brilliantly. Check out the photos on our gallery page to see the fun and friendship that is an Empathy Family Friendship Group.

Are you registered with All-In?

All-In is Shropshire Council’s Short Breaks programme and one of Empathy’s funders. It is free to register your child with All-In.

Members of All-In receive regular information about Short Break opportunities in Shropshire and also advance information about any Shropshire Council developments relating to children with additional needs. It also helps Empathy with our funding applications if as many of our members as possible are registered.

You can register on-line at by clicking on the logo below.

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Open day at the North Group

Saturday 18th October, 10 am – 12 noon
The Whole Life Centre, Cabin Lane, Oswestry, SY11 2LQ

Our North group is throwing open it’s doors and inviting new families to come along and meet the team. We have a fun filled morning planned.

Come along and try your hand at all things Circus with CAST Circus Skills Club or make a pizza to take home and bake,  join in a game of Football or play some Badminton.  If sport is not your thing then we have board games, lego and crafts galore !! Continue reading