Play Alloa aims to provide a creative, life-enhancing range of play and social opportunities for children and adults with disabilities and additional support needs and, in doing so, strengthen their ability to achieve their full potential.
We will provide parents and siblings respite from their caring role and support to the whole family through information, peer support and improved respite care opportunities.
We will provide our service users with effective skills and experiences which will enhance their life and will develop the concept of early intervention, transition and inclusion.
Play Alloa will form an integral part of the local community, effectively contributing by providing employment, voluntary opportunities, work experience, developing life skills for the future, and promoting inclusion via our unique service.
OUR VISION STATEMENT
Play Alloa's vision is to be a Centre of Excellence in the provision of creative play, social opportunities, and support services to children and adults with disabilities and additional support needs, and their families and carers.
This is based on the following criteria:
External evaluation: maintaining our Care Inspectorate registration and positive annual inspection
Internal evaluation: having internal evaluation procedures in place based on the organisation's strategic plan
Service delivery: maintaining a high-quality service, unique to the Central Belt, based on all evaluation reports
Strategic review: having demonstrable plans to sustain and develop services
Finance: having a clear and demonstrable financial plan and procedures
External training: having the capacity to disseminate and share good practice
Staffing: maintaining a consistent level of qualified, well-trained and experienced staff
Research and development: willingness to engage in partnership/network activity that develops inclusion and adds value to our community
By providing the opportunities for a child/adult to relax, have fun, be themselves and make informed choices regarding their own play/social experience, in a non-judgemental and supported environment, we can increase confidence and self-esteem, enabling participation in more mainstream activities.
Although we acknowledge and understand the variety of disabilities and additional support needs, we do not concentrate on the condition, we concentrate on the individual.
All our work comes from our belief that children and adults with disabilities and ASNs have a right to diverse and quality play and social opportunities. We believe that play/social contact has a critical and positive role in nourishing their physical and emotional wellbeing, and shaping their personal growth. We believe that given appropriate and individualised play/social support, our children and adults can develop the confidence, self-esteem, self-reliance and independence to fulfil their own potential, and live as rounded individuals
By valuing the rights of the child to play and the adult to socialise, we believe that we provide parents/carers and siblings with a respite opportunity that provides them with positive time away from a demanding caring role and lessens their daily pressures.