We are a local charity based in Penarth, South Wales, inspired by a little boy called Oshi. Our founders, Oshi's mum and aunties, set out to create an accessible play space for children with disabilities and their family and friends!
"When Oshi was born in 2015 with complex medical needs, I found it increasingly difficult to get out and about. I couldn't take Oshi to mother and baby groups like I had imagined I would while I was pregnant. His sensory impairments meant that they were often too loud, too busy, or I simply felt exposed and vulnerable with all of Oshi's medical equipment. I was desperate to take Oshi somewhere that was tailored for him, a venue that didn't require referrals or filling in forms, one where I didn't have to book weeks in advance or cost me a fortune, and most of all, where his cousins and friends would also enjoy and could play with him!"
Oshi's mum and Co-founder of Oshi's World.
Since then, the charity has grown from strength to strength. We run drop in sessions every Saturday for our members at Byrd Crescent Community Centre between 10am - 1pm. Here, you will find parents and carers enjoying a cuppa while the children chill in our sensory den, get creative with arts and crafts, enjoy a story and make friends. Anyone can pop along, at any time, we are a welcoming bunch and would love to meet you!
Our membership scheme enables families with a disabled child to access all activities and events organised by Oshi’s World. Whether this is our Saturday group or events within the community which are usually heavily subsidised or free of charge..
Find out more about our membership scheme and how to join!
YOU'VE GOT A FRIEND IN ME
“Oshi’s World is doing fantastic work - we come to events and
are made to feel ‘normal’ and completely welcome always.
You really are making a difference. Thank you."