We can all remember a time as a child when we
learnt something through play; we learnt to communicate and express
ourselves, to compromise and negotiate, to imagine and aspire and
to understand our place in the world.
Play is essential for children's physical,
social and mental health and integral to their future success. Put
simply every child needs the space, freedom and opportunity to play
in a safe and supportive environment. But as Central and Local
Government funding has reduced, the opportunity for children to
play has diminished and, with thousands of children in Liverpool
living in the most deprived areas nationally, our city is feeling
the effects even more than most.
Positive About Play, engages with thousands of
families across Liverpool during school holidays when many struggle
for support. As well as providing inclusive and accessible
activities for children, Positive About Play enables families to
access support services such as dedicated advice line, provide
children, many of whom rely on free school meals during term-time,
with healthy meals and creates a pool of trained volunteers to
ensure the play activities can continue.
In the last 12 months, over 22,000 children
and their families have accessed play activities delivered through
Positive About Play. But with your help we can do more.
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