Equalities Film Launch at the MAC 16th January 10am
Steve McCabe MP, Shadow Minister for Children and Families will present the first screenings of two films championing equalities on Friday 16th January at the Midlands Art Centre in Cannon Hill Park Birmingham.
Birmingham based organisations Parks for Play and Dens of Equality, are co hosting this event. where the ‘Making the Case for Equal Access to Work’ and ‘Inclusive Play in Birmingham’ films will be shown. The occasion marks the launch of two campaigns; one to create equal access to employment across Europe and one to create equal access to play in England.
Parks for Play, a ten year old charity providing affordable, inclusive leisure, play and childcare services to local children in Hall Green is leading on the call for a Europe wide charter. This aims to stop families with disabled children being denied access to work because of a lack of childcare. Parks for Play caters for all children but gives local children with higher individual needs priority access to their services. The charity runs the first specialist afterschool childcare provision in England
In England play is not a statutory duty and funding for play services has been decimated across the country. In response, Dens of Equality is launching a campaign in recognition of the value of PLAY to produce a motion that will make play a charitable object to attract funding in its own right. The organization has supported twenty family-led groups to raise four million pounds to put disabled children and young people at the centre of new inclusive play and youth services. Steve McCabe MP has said “We are all conscious of the loss of provision resulting from the austerity of the last five years. Play is important in building resilience in children and connecting communities.”
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Posted on 13th January 2015