Playskill - New Specialist Playgroup for Children with Physical Disability
Playskill is a local charity running free specialist playgroups for pre-school children with physical disability or developmental delay, with support for parents and the whole family. At the groups children receive expert support from a Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist and Speech and Language Therapist, to help reach their true potential.
- Enable more children with physical difficulties in need of support to attend specialist sessions. A new group is neeed to work with more children to achieve better skills for life through developing gross-motor, fine-motor and communication skills.
- Enable more parents of children with physical difficulties to access support from Playskill. A new group will give a greater number of parents new learning opportunities to help their child and increased confidence in being able to support them.
- Empower more parents and families of children with disabilities to work together and support one another, to help reduce feelings of stress and isolation often reported by these families.
How we will achieve our goals
Playskill currently runs 4 groups a week helping 32 children with disability each term, and their families. But with a growing waiting list and more referrals, there is an urgent need for an additional group. Funds are needed to enable an extra group to be set-up in Watford and to cover running costs for one year, to help reach more children.
Where the money will go
This project will enable more disabled children to benefit from vital therapy and support, to help them reach their true potential. Playskill is the only group of its kind in Hertfordshire, providing skills development to disabled children along with emotional and practical support for the families concerned, helping to reduce stress and isolation.
New group progress report22 December 2017
The new group has now finished for the Autumn term and year and here are some of the results from th…read more
Summer Term Progress18 July 2017
The new group has had a successful summer term with the children achieving 92% of their targets, whi…read more