Hackney Playbus (HP) delivers a mobile play service for children and their families via converted double decker buses across Hackney, Waltham Forest and Tower Hamlets, where high proportions of children are affected by poverty. Through their mobile outreach delivery HP is able to reach isolated and marginalised families: in 2016 HP delivered 166 Playbus sessions and 155 facilitated ‘drop in’ groups, which reached 2,320 children. 68% of parents and carers stated that they learnt new parenting skills through the service, 80% made new friends through the service and 76% felt it benefited their child’s learning and development. 61% of users have also been able to access other services as a result of coming to HP. With support from The Fore, HP will dramatically expand their volunteer programme. This will enable services to be extended and increase the resilience of the organisation in the longer-term.
Funding programme:Core Programme
Funding round:2018 Spring
Sector: Poverty and disadvantage