Who we are


Aims

Incredible Kids aims to provide play and support services to families with a child with a disability or additional need to reduce inequality and social isolation.

  • Provide family play sessions for children and young people with additional needs.
  • Provide trained play workers to engage the children in meaningful play
  • Provide parents with access to information about support services available
  • Enable support service providers to access families within our sessions
  • Provide special events each year for families to attend

Outcomes

Children and young people with additional needs will have improved confidence and social skills, allowing better integration with their peers.

Parents of children with additional needs and disabilities will feel less isolated and better supported through sharing their experiences.

Need

Families in the Greater Bristol Area with a child with a disability or additional needs require better play provision and more equal opportunities to interact with other families. Parents and carers feel isolated and would like more contact with other parents of children with a disability or additional needs.

Evidence

Contact a Family conducted an online survey in September 2011. 72% of families stated that they experience mental ill health such as anxiety, depression or breakdown due to isolation.

In November 2011 a survey of 198 families in the Greater Bristol Area with a disabled child showed that 95% of the families wanted access to an exclusive setting that provided them with an opportunity and the required equipment and support to be able to play with their children.
When asked to rank which services they valued the most in order, the desired services, were as follows:
1. Services that allow parents or carers and their children to play together
2. Services that allow siblings of children with additional needs time to play together
3. Services that give children with additional needs access to appropriate specialist play equipment

Who we are

We are a Christian run charity motivated by Christian compassion. All Trustees are required to be Christians and sign the Nicene Creed as a statement of their faith. All other roles within the charity are open to those of any faith or no faith and volunteers agree to abide by Nolan’s principles of public life Selflessness, Integrity, Objectivity, Accountability, Openness, Honesty, Leadership. We provide our service to all regardless of faith.

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