For anyone who hasn’t heard of our PiPA toolkit, this may well change as we continue to campaign and champion for it at Scottish Parliamentary level.
We began discussing PiPA with Linda Fabiani MSP back in 2014 when a group of parents were frustrated by the lack of inclusive provision in their area. This is not an unusual scenario and Inclusive Play were highly aware that the understanding around disability and inclusivity was low with regards to the play environment. This led to the development of the PiPA (Plan Inclusive Play Areas) project with KIDS the Disabled Children’s Charity and Occupational Therapist Amy Wagenfield.
This working group created a toolkit to harness the expert knowledge of the team and the industry to help support anyone designing or wanting to campaign for inclusive play areas by providing qualitative and quantittaive evidence on how to shape better rounded play spaces.
PiPA has already been picked up by Accessible Britain Challenge, KIDS, London Play to name a few, and this week we went back into parliament to speak to MSP’s on how this can be embedded further in Scotland’s Play Charter and policy. Watch this space….
Pictured above are Paul Hoenigmann and Joanne Talbot, of Inclusive Play