Markfield is an inclusive community hub where people can play, socialise and get information and support. Our vision is a world where disabled, Deaf and autistic people are treated as equals, have a voice and can live the life they want. We focus on the needs of the whole family; working with disabled people, parents, carers and siblings. Our unique approach means we can help people create long term connections within their community and to continue accessing support or social opportunities at Markfield for years.
School holidays should be full of fun, but siblings often tell us they have to help look after their disabled brother or sister and are not able to go out with friends or as a family. We have run successful sibling playscheme weeks in the past and seek the funding to offer a holiday playscheme for 16 siblings aged 7 to 14 years old, providing opportunities for physical play, socialising and respite. Siblings tell us they need holiday playschemes “so we can have a break, make friends with people who understand us, and do things we don't get a chance to do with our families".