Sutton Mencap provides services for both adults and children with learning disabilities. For younger users, a diverse programme of activities and play opportunities are offered in order to meet the needs of children and young people. The activities include sensory play, arts and crafts, stories, music, drama and outdoor play.
As the playground is one of the key resources for the children who visit Sutton Mencap, it was important to give it some attention. Using volunteer time, paint from Community RePaint Bromley and some imagination they transformed the playground into an area any child would be excited by.
In order to revamp the children’s playground of the centre, Sutton Mencap organised a ‘Scrapheap Challenge’. This used cheaply sourced and donated materials to create colourful and sensory play areas for the children who use the service. New ‘play stations’ were constructed to encourage interactive amusement, these have made a huge difference to the area.