The Banbury Playbus Project
CAN WE GET YOU ‘ON BOARD’?
Funds are required to support, develop and sustain the core costs required to run the Banbury Playbus Project.
Living in a rural isolated village, or on a military base does not prevent families from wanting/needing local and accessible activities or mean that they don’t have a right to high quality play provision; yet, hundreds of children in Oxfordshire are unable to access positive pursuits locally.
According to the Child Well-Being index, Cherwell area (where we work) is ranked 140 out of 354 Local Authorities in England; Cherwell is also ranked very poorly on a national measure of geographical accessibility of services (index of deprivation) – 23 areas (25%) are ranked in the worst 10% nationally, and of these, 16 are ranked in the worst 5%.
Additionally, issues such as families living in challenging circumstances, experiencing deprivation, mental health issues and domestic violence compounds families sense of isolation. Parents tell us they want their children to have something to do, something to look forward to, and importantly, activities that improve their children’s’ self-esteem and confidence, set within their own community.
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