Podcast Episode 54. All around us are people working in their local communities to make the lives of young people with additional needs better. This weeks podcast guest Sue Clark is one of these people. Sue talks about her work with Pegasus Playscheme which is located on the south coast of England.
Pegasus Playscheme provides activities for young people with additional needs in the summer over a 3 week period. The purpose of this is to help young people participate in independent activities and provide a place where they can meet their friends and even make new friends. Pegasus aims to reduce the isolation that many young people can experience.
Sue explains not only the history of Pegasus but provides from her own experience practical advice and insights into how to set up a similar scheme, which could provide a social outlet for young people in your own community.
Sue also discusses the practicalities of fundraising and the logistics of running a scheme like Pegasus. Sue provides a great example of what can be done by a few people with dogged determination and perseverance. Sue says every town needs a Pegasus but as she is also happy to say she learned while she was doing. Sue reminds us its the getting started that is often the most daunting thing, but the rewards are well worth overcoming the fears.