Play4All.MertonProject is a grassroots initiative that aims to reduce inequalities and barriers to play and physical activity faced by the HWHC community.
Play4All.MertonProject will build playground and recreational space in the HWHC courtyard. Time and time again, it has been proven that integrating play and physical activity into one's daily routine can boost levels of positive mental and physical health. Despite this fact, nearly 60% of persons from low-income, minority, and refugee households face barriers when attempting to access physical activity or recreational spaces. Similarly, over 60% of persons serviced by HWHC are from minority, newcomer, and low-income to medium-income households. In lieu of these statistics, Play4All.MertonProject aims to reduce barriers to physical activity experienced by children, youth, and families in the HWHC community.
Through introducing a recreational space to the HWHC community, Play4All.MertonProject will:
• Provide families who face barriers to physical activity with a free and accessible recreational space to keep active
• Increase accessibility to sensory stimulating recreational spaces to persons with physical and cognitive limitations
• Decrease inequalities to play and optimal physical and mental health faced by marginalized populations
• Increase quality of life while empowering individuals in the HWHC community
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