The RISE Trust is a significant force within family and children’s charity work in North Wiltshire. They manage two Children’s Centres across Chippenham along with Calne and Royal Wootton Bassett centres. They also provide Children’s Centre services for the Corsham, Cricklade, Purton and Malmesbury areas.
The Children’s Centres provide services for families with at least one child under the age of five, offering non-judgemental, impartial and friendly advice. They run sessions for children and their carers daily throughout the week. The RISE Trust provides courses such as Post- and Ante-Natal, Parenting, Back to Work and work in partnership with Family Learning to provide other courses such as ICT, Literacy or Numeracy. The Health Visitors run clinics and the midwives hold antenatal clinics at the Rise Trust Children Centres.
In addition to support for under 5’s, the Rise Trust facilitate a family visiting service, run a Contact Centre in Chippenham, provide Youth Groups/support, a mentoring service to the Chippenham primary schools and have a Parent Support Advisor that goes into local primary schools. Their pre-schools @ The Oaks, Spring Rise and Little Saints provide high quality pre-school childcare.
At this current time, due to COVID-19, most of their courses and groups are being held virtually although they are gradually beginning to move back to in person sessions and support. Call 01249 463040 for support and information.
Visit The Rise Trust website for more information. You can follow Chippenham Children’s Centre (The Rise Trust) on Facebook and instagram and also follow the RISE Trust Youth team on Facebook and/or Instagram.