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About Partners in Play

Partners in Play is an independent charity, established in 1996 which offers direct support and information to families of children / young people with disabilities with bases in Cumbernauld and Wishaw we operate across Lanarkshire. We aim to to empower children and young people with additional needs to actively participate in community life. Our moral purpose is, to improve opportunities for children and young people with additional support needs, to develop independence and to overcome barriers to active participation in community life. Key values of the organisation are based on Getting It Right For Every Child (GIRFEC) principles. These values inform all the work of Partners in Play.

Our expertise is in:

  • Supporting the provision of inclusive, recreational services by other agencies for children and young people with disabilities.

  • Delivering a wide variety of support services to children and young people with disabilities (individual or group activities in the community or in the home).

  • Providing quality care services for children and young people encompassing GIRFEC principles, whilst ensuring enjoyment for the young person.

Initial Inclusion Service (IIS)

A service offering short term Initial Inclusion Support to clubs and organisations, where such support is required to enable a child / young person with a disability to attend the club or activity on a regular basis. Families can contact us directly for this support which is most suited to school age children up to 18 years old. Free in North Lanarkshire only.

Special Interest Short Breaks Program

Special Interest Short Breaks are suited to the child and young person’s interests and the family’s needs on an individual basis. A menu of activities for children and young people is on offer ranging from, full day and overnight stays of up to 2 nights. Recreation activities are tailored to the child’s interests. Suitable for school age to 18 year olds.

Personalised Services / Self Directed Support

These services are for families who have S.D.S. funds to help support their young person’s care needs.

Better Breaks 2016/17 - Movement in Motion

During 2016 we were fortunate enough to receive funding through ‘Better Breaks’ to deliver our Movement and Motion programme. The activities involved a medley of experiences: navigation workshops, controlling of a ship simulator & speedboat experience along the Clydeside with our partners at Clyde College, Glasgow.

Specialised Sitter Service

The Sitter Service provides childcare for children and young people with disabilities (aged 0-18 years) in their own home, so that parents and carers are able to access their own leisure or social activities, education, employment or simply have a rest.

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Our Team – Meet the Staff

Staff employed by Partners In Play have all undergone a rigorous recruitment process in line with the Care Inspectorate guidelines.

Board of Directors
Partners in Play have a Board of Directors, made up of volunteers with a good mix of skills and experience, relevant to running the organisation. Some of the Board are parent/carers of the young people who access our services. The others are professionals with experience in the voluntary care sector.

Our current board composes:
Chair: Alex Clark Vice Chair: Rhona Douglas Finance Director: Ian B.W. Simpson
Board members: Iain Web, Madge Stewart, Mary McNeil
Training for Support Staff is intensive and ongoing to ensure the best care for the children and young people.

THE TEAM AT PARTNERS IN PLAY

Claire Mennie

Claire Mennie

Manager

Tel: 01698 361174
Mob: 07539 276 117

Lynsey Adam

Lynsey Adam

Services Co-ordinator

Tel: 01698 361174
Mob: 07908 029 462

Alison Armstrong

Alison Armstrong

Activity Co-ordinator

Tel: 01698 361174
Mob: 07525 126921

 Stephen Gallagher

Stephen Gallagher

Support Worker/Office Admin

Tel: 01698 361174
Mob: 07486 626992

Catherine McGivern

Catherine McGivern

Events Assistant

Tel: 01698 361174
mob: 07506 049555

Staceylee Purdie

Staceylee Purdie

Events Assistant

Tel: 01698 361174
mob: 07506 049555

Claire Mennie

Claire Mennie

Manager

Tel: 01698 361174
Mob: 07539 276 117

Lynsey Adam

Lynsey Adam

Services Co-ordinator

Tel: 01698 361174
Mob: 07908 029 462

Alison Armstrong

Alison Armstrong

Activity Co-ordinator

Tel: 01698 361174
Mob: 07525 126921

 Stephen Gallagher

Stephen Gallagher

Support Worker/Office Admin

Tel: 01698 361174
Mob: 07486 626992

Catherine McGivern

Catherine McGivern

Events Assistant

Tel: 01698 361174
mob: 07506 049555

Staceylee Purdie

Staceylee Purdie

Events Assistant

Tel: 01698 361174
mob: 07506 049555

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What the children & young people are saying

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Some Fun Facts

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5 – Level 5 (Very Good), Care Inspection Results

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103 young people accessed our services in 2016

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25 – 30 trained support staff

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Currently we have 6 different services available

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Our Social Circle’s

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Contact Us

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