Welcome to Wecan
WECAN (We Enable Children and Adults with Additional Needs) is a registered charity based in Hexham, West Northumberland.
We provide community based support for children and young people aged between 6 and 19 and adults with disabilities, additional and complex needs, to access local leisure activities and events.
The children, young people and adults we work with have learning and physical disabilities, autistic spectrum disorders, challenging behaviour and other complex needs. We also support children, young people and adults with health care needs such as: specialist feeding requirements, epilepsy, medication needs and personal care.
We hope that you find our website informative and easy to navigate. It is designed to give you an insight into the outstanding quality of care and support that we strive to deliver. If you would like further information, please don’t hesitate to contact us or better still arrange to come and visit us during one of our activity sessions.
Our term time Saturday Club for children and young people, meets at the The Chrysalis Centre in Hexham from approximately 11am to 2pm. During these sessions the children and young people participate in a range of activities of their choice including (but not limited to): arts and crafts, bowling, sports, dancing, gaming and swimming.
Our term time Saturday Club for adults, currently meets at various venues in Hexham from 3pm to 6pm. During these sessions the adults participate in a range of activities of their choice including (but not limited to): bowling, shopping, dining out, arts and swimming.
We also have a range of specialist sensory equipment which is made available during our sessions. Trips into the town centre are also popular particularly the cinema, coffee shops and one-off community events. The children, young people and adults are supported in their activities by our experienced staff.
Easter Scheme & Half Term Holidays
During the two week Easter school holiday period we deliver activity sessions for our children and young people one day each week from 9.30am to 3.30pm.
During each of the half term school holidays (February, May and October) we deliver activity sessions for our children and young people one day each week from 9.30am to 3.30pm
During these sessions we enjoy our usual local activities as well as trips to activity venues in Northumberland, Newcastle and Cumbria.
During the long school Summer holiday period we deliver activity sessions during the first five weeks, either two or three days each week from 9.30am to 3.30pm.
During these sessions we enjoy our usual local activities as well as trips to activity venues in Northumberland, Newcastle and Cumbria