£4K for Bradford Toy Library and Resource Centre

£4K for Bradford Toy Library and Resource Centre

Bradford Toy Library is a registered charity based in St Luke's Hospital and working alongside the Child Development Centre.  They were established in 1975 as a specialist loan service of toys and equipment to children and young people 0-25 with disabilities.  They have recently been working closely with a special school on a pilot project to try and access hard to reach families.  The school has provided them with a room to use and they have been able to invite parents to come for a coffee morning, have their child's needs assessed and see the variety of specialist toys available for them to borrow to help their child's progress at home.  All of the toys they have are staged and have different results for the individual child depending on what they need to work on and build up, i.e. language, motor skills or sensory.  This pilot project has been a success and 20 families have benefited from their services. Their hope is that they will now be able to expand this scheme and work with other special schools to be able to access more children who would benefit.  The request to ACT was for help to fund more toys and equipment and we were pleased to be able to pledge £4K. 

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