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Free play sessions for Bay families

5 June 2018
Sue Ryder and Sarah Goodman

Torbay families are invited to free play days this summer thanks to Sanctuary Housing and Play Torbay.

Last year’s success

The programme follows the success of last year’s project, which saw more than 500 residents benefit from attending the play days.

Employment opportunities

The sessions will also offer opportunities for two trainees to earn recognised qualifications in playwork, opening doors to careers in the sector.

One of last year’s participants has already secured a permanent job as an after-school club assistant, supporting the development of children through the creation of a playspace.

Popular play sessions

Sanctuary’s neighbourhood partnerships manager, Lynne Roberts, said: “Last year’s play sessions led by the trainees proved very popular with the community, with up to 30 families attending each week.

“The project also offers the chance for two local people to gain valuable qualifications, supporting our residents to access training and employment opportunities.”

Tanny Stobart, director of Play Torbay, added: “I’m thrilled that Sanctuary is able to support the programme again this year, and I would urge all local parents to go along to these fun, free sessions.”

For details of where and when the play sessions will take place, keep an eye on Sanctuary Housing’s Facebook page or visit the Play Torbay website.

This project is funded by Sanctuary’s Community Investment Fund, supporting projects which benefit Sanctuary residents and their communities.


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