Inclusivity

Funding level: £10,001 to £25,000

Description

Our group has been trying to introduce more inclusive play equipment in the park for the less able children. The first, recently installed was an inclusive nest swing and was an instant hit with the disabled children. So much so, they were queuing up to use it. "This has been long overdue" one parent said. Once on the swing, the children stay on for some time knowing they'll have to queue again to get on it!
We now, in conjunction with Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council, want to improve on the inclusive play facilities with a roundabout suitable for wheelchairs, there is no other play equipment like this in the vicinity.
This would mean that children with physical and mental disabilities can use the swing with their brothers, sisters, friends or simply on their own! It would be the first of its kind in our park and would enhance the play experience for less able children. It is flush to the floor so there's no risk of tripping; has a speed limiter on so that it can't go faster than is safe and is designed for wheelchair users and normally active children to share together.
The project would involve in extending the fencing of the existing fenced in play area to accommodate the roundabout.


Friends of Sandall Park

Moment of Pride

FoSP is a group of people dedicated to taking the park forward. The last 10 years have seen the group turn the park from derelict to being full of families most days of the week, Queens Award for Voluntary Service: Green Flag; DOYCI Award say it all. Our volunteers are in the park 7 days a week.

Location: Sandall Park, Doncaster, United Kingdom