Activities for disabled children under 8
Families with disabled children often find it hard to access the kinds of activities that other families take for granted, like music and dance sessions, sports, or family days out. By putting together a programme of regular activities, families in Stroud district with a disabled child will be able to go to therapeutic and fun sessions together.
- Families with disabled children under 8 will feel less isolated. 65% of families with disabled children report feeling isolated some or all of the time. Group activities help families meet other families in their position and form a friendly network.
- Disabled children under 8 will be able to try new things. Providing good equipment and spaces will help disabled children feel confident to try new activities. Specialist staff encourage them to join in and develop balance and communication skills.
- Disabled children under 8 will make new friends. Friendships made at other Allsorts groups endure for many years and building a social group early on can make a real difference. By joining music, dance and sports clubs, children will make new friends
How we will achieve our goals
The Community Award will to fund venues, activity leaders and specialist equipment. Staff will be properly trained to work with a range of disabled children. Sensory and physical activities can be run to a high standard where outcomes for children are monitored.
Where the money will go
This project will mean that families with disabled children will have more choice about where to go and what to do and will gain confidence in going to activities already available in the community. This means that Stroud district will become a more inclusive community that is more welcoming to disabled children and young people.