WHAT WE DO
Holiday playschemes are fundamentally important for children whose life opportunities are limited. They provide real opportunities for children who would otherwise be isolated or vulnerable over holiday periods, especially long summer breaks, in particular for those experiencing the physical and social effects of those who are disabled. We offer children the chance to be safe, to connect with friends, provide ongoing structure, broaden horizons and develop memories and to embrace these outcomes.
Holiday playschemes benefit these disadvantaged children and offer experiences that broaden their horizons and give them memories to embrace and share. They play a defining role by providing something to do and creating experiences that children carry into their later lives. Further, the value of holiday playschemes extends beyond individual children’s lives onto their family relationships and engagement with their local community.
Pegasus provide Good Quality support and services for all children in Dover/Deal and surrounding areas valuable for the disadvantaged and disabled. Our scheme benefits children and young adults aged between 5yrs and 21yrs with disabilities, access facilities not provided anywhere else in the area. We help our children develop independence. Whilst keeping them active and healthy. We use sport and exercise to strengthen communities and provide opportunities for people who are excluded or disadvantaged through low income, rural or social isolation, age, disability, race, sexuality or gender to tackle the exclusion and isolation experienced by some of the poorest and most disadvantaged communities. All of our children are equally valued.
Vulnerable young children with disabilities and adolescents typically, have low self-esteem often showing marked misery and unhappiness as a result of a high incidence of depression. Some of these children lack the social skills to maintain friendships and may become isolated from peer groups. Children with learning disabilities are more likely to suffer from mental health problems. Young people between 16 and 17 years often fall into the gap between child and adult services and therefore do not receive adequate or appropriate help and support.