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Falkirk family welcome ‘more inclusive’ playpark for son with ‘complex needs’

The parents of a young boy with complex needs have welcomed a newly-installed playpark within their Falkirk housing development.

Plans were always in place to have an area for kids, but contractors decided to seek the views of residents and ask them what they wanted.

It means that 4-year-old Cameron Martin is able to get involved and play with his pal Jake on the “more inclusive” piece of equipment at Kinnaird Lee in Larbert.

The roundabout was supplied free of charge by Kompan Scotland who also installed it, with Cala Homes paying for it to be installed.

Diarmuid McNamara of Kompan Scotland, David McKie of Cala Homes (West), Billy Campbell of Cala Homes (West) and Gerry Rea of Allma with Cameron, his mum Susan and friend Jake.

Mum Susan and dad David are delighted that Cameron can enjoy the playground.

Susan said: “We cannot thank Cala and contractors enough. The team has been wonderful throughout our buying journey and beyond.

“They have been especially brilliant with Cameron, when we first moved into our home, they brought him his very own hard hat and hi-vis vest, he was over the moon.

“The installation of the roundabout may seem like a small gesture but to us, and specifically Cameron, this makes a world of a difference.

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“Especially as we’re coming into spring and the nicer weather, it will be lovely see both Cameron and his sister enjoying the park together.

“They haven’t just built houses here; they have created homes and a community for everyone who lives here.”

David McKie, Site Manager at Kinnaird Lee, said: “We are pleased to have been able to create a more inclusive playpark for families within the development with the installation of the accessible roundabout, and we couldn’t have done it without the help of Kompan and Allma.

“Both companies did the work for free and in next to no time. It’s great to know that Cameron can enjoy playing with his friends and won’t feel left out.

“By making sure we have play areas and equipment that are accessible for all children, it means that everyone can be included.

“It also helps children understand that just because we’re not all the same, it doesn’t mean anyone should feel excluded.”



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