It is with deep regret that we have had to announce the closure of 7 Springs Cotswold.
The decision follows a lengthy but ultimately disappointing consultation with Gloucestershire County Council over additional resources. Sustaining the level of care that the centre provides requires £250,000 per year and despite our best efforts we have been unable to secure this level of funding.
We thank all the staff, volunteers, donors, patrons and families who have helped to maintain the centre over the 37 years it has been in operation. Closing the centre has not been an easy decision for any of us.
At Hop, Skip & Jump we understand the importance of everyone in your family. That's why we run sibling days, parent support groups and family activities.
At Hop, Skip & Jump we cater for everybody, with facilities ranging from sensory rooms to adventure playgrounds, ball pits to music rooms. We take pride in saying no condition is too complex - we have something for everyone.
At Hop, Skip & Jump we want you to be able to discover and play through stimulating activities. Why don't you try face painting and experience life as a tiger, dive into the depths of our never-ending ball pit or experience the high life on our zip wire. There's something for everyone at Hop, Skip & Jump.
At Hop, Skip & Jump we encourage creativity to build self-confidence and self-esteem. We make sure you leave with a smile on your face.
Teens and Twenties
At Hop, Skip & Jump, we recognise that the transition from childhood to adulthood can be a difficult one and that support is not always there. That's why we have created programmes to develop life skills and run Teens and Twenties Clubs to provide a social environment for our young adults.
"Hop Skip and Jump is a huge support to us as a family. It allows me to have a break from caring for my son who has autism and challenging behaviour. It gives me great peace of mind knowing he is being cared for in a safe, secure environment with qualified and caring staff. Having some time out to spend with his siblings is very important and would not be possible without a place such as this."
What Parents Say
“Great staff! They understand what they are dealing with. I often get calls from the Nursery asking me to pick J up, but at HSJ, the staff understand how to cope well with autism and J loves it here!”
“I feel happy and relaxed leaving my son with you. At HSJ B feels safe and happy – no one judges him when he comes to you. B didn’t have friends before coming to HSJ – but now he has friends from the centre. Highly recommended.”
“Your team is amazing – I really appreciate all your support and care for my son. Without HSJ looking after my son day in day out would have been more difficult. Thank you!”
A Safe Environment. Ofsted & Local Authority Regulated
We offer emergency respite, no need for diagnosis, no waiting lists and we are highly flexible! We have experienced, skilled and qualified staff ready to meet your dependant’s disabilities, learning difficulties and/or complex needs.
We are attending the Southam Car Boot Sale, in Cheltenham on Sunday July 14th and would appreciate any donations, however big or small. All funds raised will go towards a Trampoline for the Cotswold Centre.
Our Centre in Swindon has recently received a donation to pay for new flooring throughout the Centre. Unfortunately, being a big Centre, the costs to install the new flooring, can be expensive too. We have decided to ask you to help us raise these fund …