Initially Stable Eyes is intended to provide a safe activity for children who are for one reason or another excluded from more mainstream activities – this could be due to bad, unmanageable behaviour, poor school attendance or simply because they have 'slipped through the net' and lost visibility to social services. Stable Eyes includes a sibling bonding scheme for high needs children – especially those with autism or other learning disabilities. It provides an activity in which children, parents and close relative can enjoy and participate in an activity together in parallel. Initially available as a daytime leisure activity and "Attended contact" service for estranged parents with young children, the project plans to include residential respite care of young people with behaviour and emotional problems giving family relationships the space and time to adjust and repair.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
It is well documented that: 1) working in a caring environment with horses and ponies can have a very therapeutic and calming effect on troubled minds, such as PTSD or anxiety sufferers. 2) Young people often display antisocial behaviour and anxiety because of relationship problems in their family. Stable Eyes provides an unforgettable experience that combines a fast remedy and a long-term solution that last for many years
Steps to get it done:
Parenting Together charity began with the residential care of emotionally damaged young people in Leeds and Bradford. We ensure the best possible outcomes for young people by supporting parents whose children may be displaying early signs of antisocial behaviour or an unhealthy interest in crime, drugs, sex or violence. Our award winning projects and Human Rights published research enabled us to develop the safest and most effective youth and crime community activities, proven to safeguard children and young people from abuse and criminality
About the space
City of York Council