Accuro (Care Services)

Accuro Stay & Play for Under 8's with a disability

Accuro’s NEW STAY and PLAY sessions will provide an opportunity for children under 8 with a disability to meet, make friends and enjoy safe and stimulating activities together. Parents and Carers will be able to access vital support and signposting at the sessions as well as much needed respite.

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1094736)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£4,000

Amount raised

£4,005

Time left

18 hours

Donations

3

Championed by Four Acre Trust

    Categories

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Information/AdviceInformation/Advice

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • People With DisabilitiesPeople With Disabilities
  • OtherOther

Location

United Kingdom

Situation

Friendships are important to people, but particularly those with a learning disability as they tend to have fewer friends and opportunities for socialising. Parents and Carers of young children with disability need extra support and respite as they start on their journey into a world they previously may not have experienced. A shortage of services for Under 8s with a disability in West Essex has been identified by Essex County Council, Action for Children and Accuro’s own stakeholder survey.

Solution

There is a real shortage of choice and social opportunities for Under 8s with disability and their families in Uttlesford, Essex. By providing regular stay and play sessions Accuro will provide an opportunity for children under 8 with a disability to make friends and socialise. The sessions will provide fun, safe and stimulating activities for the children. Parents and Carers can access support, signposting and much needed respite as families start their lifelong journey with Accuro.

  • There is a big demand for support for the under 8’s. There is currently no support anywhere for this age group and it is much needed.

    — Accuro Stakeholder Survey 2020

  • It’s a great opportunity for parents to get together with other parents and not feel so isolated, all of this while the children play.

    — Accuro stakeholder Survey 2020

  • I was very isolated when my daughter was under 8 due to lack of services for under 8s. My husband had died and I was working full time to bring up my daughter and felt very alone.

    — Accuro stakeholder Survey 2020