Who are we?
Cambridge Joint Playschemes (CJP) was set up in 1995 and provides Holiday Playschemes for children and young people with moderate to severe learning disabilities as well as Saturday activity clubs. CJP currently runs Saturday clubs and a holiday club at Easter and during the Summer School Holidays.
What do we do?
Our day trips are planned to support everyone to engage in as many community based activities as is possible, these include, but are not limited to, swimming, boat trips, visits to museums and local wildlife centres. We have even been power kiting and down dry ski slopes!
Sadly, the majority of our young people do not have the same social network outside of school as other children do, this is largely due to the fact that they are transported to and from their special schools. This means they have limited contact with friends outside of the school environment. They do not always have the opportunity to mix with children in their local area, due to their disability, their need for adult supervision or the social stigma’s still attached to these amazing young people.
CJP plan activities, in consultation with parents and the children with the aim to build on their interests, encourage social interaction, independence from their families, develop communication skills, promote self-esteem and confidence, to name but a few. These undoubtedly support these incredible young people into adult life, something we all take to easily for granted.
As part of our planned programme of activities we have a contract with a local minibus company and collect the children from their local "park and ride" site around the Cambridge area.
Cambridge Joint Playschemes Activity Clubs holds to the principle that children and young people with moderate to severe learning disabilities have the right to access enjoyable, stimulating and fun activities provided in a safe and caring environment by an organisation run to the highest standard.