Supporting Disabled Children & Their Families
The Sunshine Centre is located in Civic Square, Tilbury and was originally opened in September 2001 and recently refurbished in 2007. It is now a place that is modern, warm, cosy and colourful.
The Sunshine Centre caters for children aged between 0-19 with a whole spectrum of needs both behavioural and physical, and includes a fully equipped sensory room. The Centre is for parents and siblings as well as the child with the disability/special need.
The Sunshine Centre became Ofsted registered in 2008 and received a “Good” pass mark on our most recent inspection.
Several different groups are run by experienced staff throughout the week run by Family Centre Workers provided by Thurrock's Team for Disabled Children. A multi-agency approach is also encouraged with Health & education contributing and using the services of the centre. The centre provides a place where children can play and parents can receive support from both professionals and each other.
The Sunshine Centre also keeps a register of disabled children that is used for statistical purposes and to enable the local authority to plan for the future provision of services for children with special needs. Information entered and held on the system is purely voluntary and can be removed at any time as requested by the parent/carer. By being on the register, parents/carers receive a membership pack containing useful information and a membership card.” The Rainbow Card”, offers concessions on leisure activities in and outside the borough, as well as regular newsletters and information on forthcoming events.
For more information on the Sunshine Centre please contact the Information Officer: