Trips & Socials

We host a number of social activities throughout the year. Some of these are for carers only and usually involve meals out, and carers-only trips which are very popular. We also have family coach trips – a popular one is the visit to Adventure Island in Southend.  Every Christmas many of us go to the pantomime at Sir James Hawkey Hall (Oh yes we do!) This is a family event which is enjoyed by everyone. All activities are subsidised by STAAR so members just pay a contribution.

From time to time we hold parties, at Christmas or special occasions. We celebrated our anniversary with a party which was a lot of fun!
We encourage our members to put forward ideas for future events.

If you would like to find out more or reserve a space at one of our events, please contact us through the general enquiries form on the contact page.

Parents and Carers socials:

On the first Wednesday of each month STAAR holds a social in Wanstead from  7:30pm. This monthly social is specifically for parents and carers of young people 18+ only (transitioning to adulthood and supported living).

Parent and carer evening meal:

Family Trips:

Sunday 23rd April.

The coach will leave Gants Hill car park Cranbrook Road IG2 6NB at 10am and leave Southend SS1 1EE at 4.30pm. The contribution towards the cost of the coach is £5 per person. Anyone wishing to purchase Adventure Island tickets (£12) or Seaworld tickets (£5) can buy them on the coach. Please have the exact money in cash.

Please email STAAR via the contact page to register your interest