Since 2015, Nottingham Forest Community Trust have worked with Crocus Fields, a respite care centre for children and young people with learning and physical disabilities, involving them in some of our exciting programmes which help the kids to stay active and have some fun!

Crocus Fields are a part of Nottingham City Council and have been established in the Meadows since the 1960s. They provide overnight short breaks which helps families recharge their batteries and give them a break from their caring role. They also offer young people with disabilities the opportunity to socialise and make friends. They pride themselves on being genuine fun and child focused. They are currently on a real drive to promote awareness of our service in the city, as more and more children and young people are being diagnosed with Autism and learning difficulties each year. What they sometimes find is many young people with a disability have not had the opportunity to have a friend come home from school for tea, and few have stayed over at a school friend’s house. A lot of their social life comes from school or family life. Crocus Fields provides a social outlet which helps young people with disabilities grow as individuals and accept other people’s differing behaviors. In many instances, parents of young people who start using our service see a marked improvement in behavior and social skills in their child.

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On Saturday 10th February we have had the pleasure of inviting Crocus Fields down to The City Ground to not only watch the game against Hull City but to take part in one of our Match day experiences. They will be meeting and taking photos with a couple of the Nottingham Forest players on match day, before the game!

Nottingham Forest Community Trust are always looking to support other charitable causes like this one and wherever we can help the local community, we will. So if you are involved in or know of a local group or scheme which you think could benefit from our support please do not hesitate to get in touch!