Supporting the ‘Space to Play’ Project

The Red Eagle Foundation have recently donated £500 towards the Strode Park Foundation ‘Space to Play’ project. This helps benefit children with complex disabilities and life limiting conditions at Footprints, their residential and respite care home in Canterbury.

The Space to Play project will provide: a wonderful new spacious indoor play room; a separate ‘state of the art’ sensory room; the incorporation of an external two bedded respite care suite into the main building and upgrading the respite care accommodation to provide two beautiful bright bedrooms and an adjoining specialist bathroom.

The primary beneficiaries will be children with disabilities from the age of 5 – 18 years across the Kent region. Children with complex and life limiting conditions including Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy and other genetic and complex conditions. Currently Footprints has 7 permanent children and 18 children coming in for regular respite care.

The project will enable the Foundation to increase the number of children who come for day care placements. The children’s family members also benefit. Respite care gives crucial support to the family, enabling them time to concentrate on siblings, time to have space for themselves and the opportunity to renew the energy required to cope with the demands of caring for a child with complex disabilities.

Strode Park Foundation hope to secure all funding for the project by December 2018, with building starting in April 2019.

Founded in 1946, Strode Park Foundation is a Kent charity providing vital care and support services for children and adults with a range of disabilities.