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Project information

Inclusive Play Schemes for Disabled Children

We want the disabled children that we support to have fun in the school holidays. Why should they be excluded from joining in at local community centre play schemes because of lack of funding.
We plan activities that are appropriate for all children to participate.

March 2016 - October 2016

Charity information: We are Beams

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  • Need


    Children with disabilities need better play scheme provision and more opportunities to interact with other children. The children we support will typically have one or multiple learning difficulties, complex health needs, physical or sensory impairments, challenging behaviour, cerebral palsy, Downs Syndrome, Autism or ADHD. They may also be wheelchair bound.
    Most have additional high support needs related to poverty, discrimination, social isolation and non working households.


    We will deliver on a need for a minimum of 105 disabled children and young people aged 5-15 years with complex needs to receive inclusive play at three local leisure centres at Easter and in the Summer Holidays.

    We are fully inclusive and welcome all children from the three geographical areas where there are greater levels of ethnic diversity and are in the top 10% level of deprivation in the UK.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    We aim to improve the children’s confidence and social skills and allow better integration with t


    » Team Games
    » Swimming
    » Trampolining
    » Football

    What success will look like

    Good communication with parents and staff

    Aim 2

    We also aim to increase a more positive community attitude to disabled children.


    » By integration and Communication with all children

    What success will look like

    We will evaluate all activities to ensure children integrate and understand each other

    Aim 3

    In a recent survey playscheme 100% of parents and the children said they would use the scheme again.


    » Evaluate what we do and improve where necessary. Parents know us and are happy to leave their child with us

    What success will look like

    Parents return to us for play schemes and after school clubs

  • Impact


    Confidence in children, better social skills, self esteem and less families in crisis as they are getting a break from the constant cycle of care


    Not enough funding. We have a scheduled plan of fundraising from the community as well as grant making trusts.


    We communicate to donors on a regular basis with newsletters/emails and we have an open day for donors to visit and see our work first hand

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £87,881

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      Amount Heading Description
      £61,860 Staff Holiding all sessions for 105 places
      £6,089 CRB CRB/Training/publicityevaluation and expenses for children/nurse for meds training
      £9,140 Venue costs cost of venue for all children
      £10,792 Management costs of fundraising/finance/leisure manager

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Enabling charities trust £5,000 Guaranteed
    Parents £9,000 Conditional
  • Background


    Dartford, Swanley and Gravesham. These are some of the most deprived borought in Kent.


    Disabled children, parents/carers, siblings and sessional staff for Parents Consortium and leisure Centres

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have been established in the area for 19 years and our staff are well qualified to work with disabled children

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Tracey Riley

    She manages all sessional staff and plans activities for the children. She has been doing this for 19 years and knows the children and parents.

About our work