Project information

The Lady Taverners Play Spaces Appeal

The Lady Taverners Play Spaces Appeal has been set up to provide children with disabilities the everyday opportunity to play. It is every child's right to experience the joy and benefits of play, so donate today and help make it happen for children in the UK living with a disability.

April 2014 - October 2015

Charity information: The Lord's Taverners

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  • Need

    Need

    There are currently over 770,000 children under the age of 16 in the UK with a disability (6% of the child population). Improvements in medical science have seen a significant increase in children surviving premature birth, often resulting in ongoing complex health conditions.
    Nearly (62%) of local authorities in England have cut their budgets for childcare and play services since 2011, and almost 50% are offering a reduced level of holiday childcare services.

    Solution

    ‘Play’ is a fundamental part of childhood. It enables children to develop social skills, form friendships, develop physical skills and learn about and become confident in their environment. To meet the complex needs of severely disabled children and youngsters who face challenging barriers to engage in mainstream activity, the Lady’s Taverners Play Spaces Appeal will look to provide young disabled people across the UK with the range of outdoor and soft play equipment.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To provide young disabled people across the UK with the range of outdoor and soft play equipment.

    Activities

    » Through linking with local groups and partnerships.

    Success will be providing 25 schools with adaptable and specialized sensory and outdoor play equipment.


  • Impact

    Impact

    The project will enable disabled children across the UK to develop social skills, form friendships, develop physical skills and learn about and become confident in their environment.Furthermore it is proven to improve children’s physical and mental health, help develop emotional responses and learning skills and improving basic numeracy and
    literacy. It is essential for special schools catering for children with severe learning and physical disabilities to have access to suitable facilities.

    Risk

    The risk is we are unable to raise the funds necessary to provide the specialized equipment.

    Reporting

    Funders of this project will receive a monthly newsletter on the project detailing the ongoing and forthcoming activities, and any necessary changes that have been made to the project plans.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £50,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £20,000 x1 Full room Sensory room (includes installation)
      £14,000 x2 Equipment Wheelchair swing (includes installation)
      £5,000 x1 Equipment Mini trampoline (includes installation)
      £6,000 x2 Equipment Sensory Room Package
      £5,000 x5 Equipment Bubble Tube (sensory equipment)

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    John Smith £5,000 Guaranteed
  • Background

    Location

    Across the UK

    Beneficiaries

    Disabled young people

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Since 1950 the Lord’s Taverners have invested over £5 million in providing sporting and recreational opportunities for young people with disabilities. Additionally in 2013 we provided 827 sensory and adapted play areas in UK special schools, enabling over 14,500 children with profound disabilities to enjoy play.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Experia

    Experia are one of the industry leaders in providing disabled young people with sensory equipment for learning and relaxation.

Children from JFK school

Children from JFK school