For many years, CARIS Haringey has run a free Summer Playscheme for children and young people in temporary accommodation. The Playscheme provides educational and recreational activities for some of the poorest and most needy children living anywhere in the UK.
Children have the opportunity to engage in a wide range of activities including sport, music, art, drama, photography, dance, and messy play. We also provide workshops for parents and carers on subjects such as health, wellbeing, budgeting, welfare and housing.
Workshops and activities are delivered by qualified paid session staff and professionals who volunteer their time. This has included lecturers from a number of Universities and Colleges, as well as professional artists and musicians.
We also organise day trips to the seaside, farms, museums, galleries and theme parks
The Summer Playscheme provides children with space to play, learn, make friends, develop new skills and grow in confidence. The feedback we receive clearly indicates the value of this experience, and the positive impact it has on children and families. The CARIS Playscheme has run for several years and we have seen many children through adolescence and into adulthood. We have been encouraged to see former playscheme users returning as volunteers to mentor and support others.
We are very grateful for the generosity of our funders which enables us to continue this work. Details can be found in our Annual Report.
For details of the next playscheme, please visit the Events page.