ALL ABOUT US
Where did we start?
Play Alloa was founded in 1992, initially operating as an unincorporated organisation, until gaining charity status in 1995; and company status in 2010.
Over the years, Play Alloa has grown steadily, now employing a Senior Project Manager, a Clerical Assistant, a Finance/HR Officer, a Development Officer, a Social Support Administrator and up to 28 sessional staff dedicated to providing a range of creative and experiential play and social opportunities and sessions. Play Alloa is also registered with the Care Inspectorate and the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).
What do we do?
Our aspiration is to offer an extensive range of creative play and social activities to as many local children and adults with disabilities and additional support needs as possible. This includes the provision of user services such as play sessions, social groups, adult life skills workshops, playschemes, volunteer befriending, parent information sessions and respite care and support opportunities.
What are the benefits for our service users?
Play Alloa places the needs of our children and adults at the centre of our service. By providing creative and experiential learning for children and adults with additional support needs we build cognitive skills, improve socialisation and increase confidence and self-esteem. This all contributes to developing our service users as happy and healthy citizens.
What are the benefits for our parents and carers?
We also offer parents and carers short-term respite from a full time caring role. This is essential to the mental and physical health of carers allowing them to recharge their batteries and spend quality time with other family members.