A story by Parents Inclusion Network
We provided Family Day activities for disabled children, young people and their families, which promoted access and inclusion to a range of local sport and leisure activities that they would not have otherwise be able to access.
What Family Days did
We have increased the capacity of two part time coordinators in the east and west to support more families and increased the hours of our Project Administrator in order to support the core functions of the team. We advertised Fun Days through our regular Newsletters, through Facebook and our website. We have increase our use of Facebook, recently updated and modernised our website to make it mobile/tablet friendly.
We delivered 31 events throughout the region including activities taking place at local museums, crafts, soft play, farm parks, sports such as golf, fishing, horse riding, sailing, forestry ranger activities such as orienteering and we visited local visitor attractions. We made activities available to the whole family so they could access any, some or all of our activities. This promoted a safe meeting place for parents and allowed whole families to make chocolate, climb hills, fish, sail, make flowers and play in a safe, non-stigmatising environment