Jigsaw service enjoying a canoeing activity

Jigsaw, our childrens’ service based in Rhu supports children and some young adults with additional needs in Helensburgh and the surrounding areas of Argyll & Bute. The team are committed to giving everyone they support the opportunity to meet with peers, make new friends, and have fun all whilst accessing their local and wider communities.

There is also a service in Dunoon, known as CLASP which offers support to children and young people during holiday periods. The services work with children and young people with a range of physical and learning disabilities, and aims to encourage opportunities for young people to feel less isolated and more included in their communities, by helping them to socialise with their peers and work on achieving their goals through meaningful activities.

With support from Cornerstone fundraising, Jigsaw and CLASP made a successful, three year application to BBC Children in Need for funding to undertake new exciting outdoor activities such as archery, canoeing, climbing, cycling, and horse riding. In 2019, Children In Need contacted Jigsaw and CLASP, asking to feature one of the children who benefit from the services on the BBC programme. This fantastic opportunity allowed us to show how our services have been of immense benefit to Sean, a person we support, and his family, as well as all the other people we support.