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KEEN Oxford

Who are we? KEEN Oxford is an award winning, inclusive, community organisation centred around a programme of regular social, recreational, and sporting activities. We think everyone, regardless of their needs, should be able to take part in their community and have equal opportunities to their peers. In…

Who are we?

KEEN Oxford is an award winning, inclusive, community organisation centred around a programme of regular social, recreational, and sporting activities.

We think everyone, regardless of their needs, should be able to take part in their community and have equal opportunities to their peers. In particular, we support and promote opportunities for children and adults with a wide range of additional needs. We provide a safe, secure environment in which everyone can make friends, get active, and follow their interests.

What does KEEN do?
We offer activities to around 250 young people with additional needs, ranging from 4 to 25+ years old. Our 'Session Buddies' take part alongside participants, offering appropriate support while tailoring or adapting activities so that everyone can get involved. We can offer one-to-one and sometimes even two-to-one support for participants. Our volunteers are caring, patient, capable, and incredibly friendly and enthusiastic, with most being university students at Oxford and Oxford Brookes or local school students.

We run 7 regular weekly sessions during Oxford University term time:

  • two social clubs (one for ages 11-19 and one for over-18s) on Monday evenings
  • a creative arts and play session for ages 4-18 on Thursdays
  • two all-inclusive multi-sports session on Saturday afternoons for ages 4-12 and 13-25. 
  • Arts based workshops for ages 18+ on Friday mornings (10-1pm)
  • an 18+ sports session on Tuesday evenings. 

Each year we also run a unique and creative programme of additional KEEN Plus activities, like day trips, ice skating, swimming, museum visits, concerts, and much more.

Who can come to KEEN?
We cater to a very-wide range of additional needs, and very rarely turn anyone away who could benefit from coming to our sessions. All new participants must register with us first, to ensure we understand how to support them best. To request a registration form, please email keen@keenoxford.org or see our website www.keenoxford.org 

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Disabled Access
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Who to contact

Contact Name
Rupert da Silva
Contact Position
Director
Telephone
07806 743 595
E-mail
keen@keenoxford.org
Website
KEEN Oxford

Where to go

Name
St Clement's Centre
Address
Cross St
Oxford
Oxfordshire
Postcode
OX4 1DA
Notes

Activities take place at different locations - usually St. Clement's Family Centre and Leys Pool and Lesiure Centre.

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Mondays (6-7:20pm/7:30-9:30pm), Tuesdays (7-8pm), Thursdays (5:30-6:30pm), Fridays (10am-1pm), and Saturdays (2-5pm)
Time of day
Afternoon
Evening
Session Information
We run seven regular weekly sessions during Oxford University term time
on Monday
Tuesday
Thursday
and Friday evenings and on Saturday afternoons.

Other Details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
Free Per session
Details

All activities for ages 18 and under are free of charge. Participants at our over-18 sessions support them with a 'sub' of £6 per session.

Availability

Age Ranges
4 years old to adult

Additional Information

Providing services to
4 - 11 years (primary school age)
11 - 16 years (secondary school age)
16 + years
Children
Young people
Disabled children/young people
Adults

Notes

We cater to a wide range of additional needs and disabilities, and very rarely turn away anyone who can benefit from our services. Please contact the KEEN office for more information.

Supporting people with
Physical disability
Hearing impairment
Visual impairment
Challenging behaviour
Learning difficulty
Mental health conditions
Autistic Spectrum Condition
Communication impairment

Last checked on 05/08/2019

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