1. One to one support for each disabled youngster. Provided by able-bodied teenage volunteers, which frees parents/carers for a little respite 2. Promote and recognise the power of peer support and positive role models and incorporate these into their interventions 3. Specific setting response to the provision of an environment that is totally inclusive. 4. Ensure activities are carried out in non-stigmatising locations 5. A youth forum and social events running monthly throughout the year, extending our support for our young people to cover their transition into adulthood and beyond. 6. Consulted and planned activities with our young people at our regular monthly Youth Forum meetings. 7. Understanding that Mental Health Matters. Disabled children and young adults face challenges from birth and we try to ensure a supportive role in their emotional needs along with staff and volunteers. 8. Paying all seasonal staff, a living wage. 9. To develop social integration.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
From humble beginnings in 1986, Pegasus has grown into a well-established community scheme, its primary objective; the provision of an annual Playscheme for disabled children and young adults aged between 8 and 21. Coincidentally this also provides a period of respite for the participant’s family and carers Individual needs of the children and young people may include: • personal care • medication • communication • mobility • sensory needs • Mental Health Needs Providing opportunities for local teenagers is life changing: • Feeling valued is energising. • Feeling like you make a difference is satisfying. • Knowing that you are part of a team is rewarding. • Each person brings his or her own experience to Pegasus. • To bring together individuals of all abilities from different races and faiths, to promote a shared sense of belonging and provide equal opportunities for people who may be excluded or disadvantaged. • To improve the quality of life for all.
Steps to get it done:
Coming back from Covid -19 is proving tough for all but for children already isolated in life the need for Pegasus is even greater. We’ve found that children with pre-existing risk factors for mental health conditions are more likely to be bullied, and the bullying can cause them to suffer long-term mental health issues. funding has never been so difficult and we really need more support. Locally and nationwide. Its tough for everyone, children with disabilities face barriers in all aspects of their life,. We break these down and give them a summer to remember Giving the Best Start in Life to our local children is what we strive to do. We operate to Best Practice, are Voluntary led and Voluntary registered with Ofsted. We have a Proven track record, receiving many Awards and Charity of the Year Status.
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Dover District Council
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