The Play Association believes that every child has the right to play freely and that play is an essential part of the wellbeing, social and emotional development of children.
For over 15 years, PAHF has provided a vital support service to children and young adults with special needs and their families.
COVID-19 has bought many new challenges to families caring for a child or young adult with a disability at home. Some families have told us they have felt anxious, isolated and overwhelmed.
PAHF has remained open throughout the pandemic, providing practical and emotional support to all our families over 6 days a week.
We need your support now more than ever. Are you able to support us and help to make a difference to local families over the coming months?
We are seeking donations for anything - this could be kitchen equipment, art or office supplies, baby and children's toys, books, electrical items, textiles, recycling for junk modelling or food items. Cash donations are also welcome. All donations, however small, will make a big difference.
At the Play Association we support children from all backgrounds and abilities to access exciting and stimulating play opportunities. We do so through our community focused projects, details of which can be found here.
Here's where you can find more from us:
As many of you will know , our mainstream provision at the White City Adventure Playground has been closed since March.
This is due to a number of reasons; COVID - 19, current government restrictions, which we are obliged to follow, and the lack of funding currently available to charities like PAHF.
PAHF is a local charity and understands how important our mainstream provision is to local children and local families, especially in these difficult times.
We are continuing to work with various partners to re-start a COVID safe and financially viable provision and hope we will have some good news in 2021.
Due to Covid-19, there will be changes to our services in the coming weeks.
Read our latest update here.
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Further details are available here.
Why we do what we do
London’s children and young people need opportunities to play, socialise, explore, and challenge themselves. The benefits of play are well known, but sadly many of London’s children go without regular access to play. One day at a time, we’re changing this in Hammersmith and Fulham.