Yes you can

There’s no such phrase as can’t do at Can Do. Right from our very first playscheme in 1982, Can Do has been committed to setting the bar high when it comes to diverse, high quality activities for children with special needs, and we’re proud to have maintained those high standards ever since.

However, there’s much more to Can Do than action and adventures. Ours is a truly parent-led charity, a place where disabilities don’t matter, but where special needs are met and expectations exceeded. We’re all about making good things happen, even if those things challenge the norm – we’ve got a real “can do” ethos.

Thanks to our parents’ Board, staff and high volunteering ratios, the Can Do kids are offered opportunities to push boundaries, and to join in to the best of their ability with all sorts of exciting opportunities. Our volunteers also benefit from broadening their horizons and learning skills which help prepare them for life.

Can Do’s success as a charity is built not only on our thriving volunteer programme, but also on the development of trusting relationships with our youngsters and their families. For the children and young people with additional support needs who come to Can Do, we offer a chance to hang out with children of their own age, to play, join in with activities, make friends, have a laugh or even just be a teenager. There’s a real sense of belonging here.

We are also delighted to introduce our new Ambassador, Paralympian, Maria Lyle. Maria will be working with us to champion and raise awareness of our charity.

Maria Lyle, Paralympian, new Can Do Ambassador

When it comes to parents and carers, we always work hard to reassure them that we’ll take the very best Can Do care of their children whilst supporting them to try new things and have big adventures. Our highly skilled staff team take care of the children’s personal care and medication needs, and are supported by our team of wonderful volunteers.