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Yorkshire Sport Foundation, Yorkshire LTA and the Tennis Foundation are looking to engage new audiences in tennis, whatever the format may be. 

Friday 16 February 2018

If you are a community group, club or project that would like to deliver an inclusive tennis session then we can help. It could be something new or an existing session where tennis can be introduced.

  • Up to £400 financial support
  • Inclusive tennis kit bag
  • Help and advice in setting your project up
  • For projects in South and West Yorkshire

For application guidance and a list of frequently asked questions, click here

To download the application form, click here

All the information and the application form can be found here: www.yorkshiresport.org/tennisfund

If you are interested in supporting or creating an inclusive session that would involve individuals with learning disabilities then there may well be additional support available through either the Special Olympics West/South Yorkshire Networks.

Links to the application form and FAQs are above however if you would like to discuss individual project plans please feel free to contact James Cole, Yorkshire Sport Foundation, through email at james.cole@yorkshiresport.org or using by phone at 0330 20 20 280 or 07702 557008.

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British Blind Sport announce National Youth Swimming Gala

Wednesday 14 February 2018

British Blind Sport are delighted to announce the National Youth Swimming Gala will take place on Saturday 5th May 2018 at Tudor Grange Leisure Centre, Solihull.

Hosted by British Blind Sport, this event has been held successfully for over 20 years and is the only VI specific youth swimming competition in the UK, always attracting participants from across the country. Open to all abilities whether you are a beginner or competitive swimmer come and have a go! Free entry for all blind and partially sighted children aged between 8 to 17 years old.

In addition to the main competition, this year BBS is excited to offer one to one or small group lessons for 5 to 7 years olds delivered by qualified coaches with experience of working with people with visual impairments.

Events

Swimming events for freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, freestyle relay and medley relay 25m, 50m and 100m.

When and where

Venue: Tudor Grange Leisure Centre, Blossomfield Road, Solihull, Birmingham, B91 1NB
Date: Saturday 5th May 2018
Time: 2pm to 6pm

Get involved

To find out the latest information about the British Blind Sport Have a Go Days including dates, venues, sports and how to register for events, please visit the BBS Events page linked here.

Contact: Alex Pitts, Participation Officer
Email: Alex@britishblindsport.org.uk
Telephone: 01926 424 247 or 07929 356428

To register, visit the Events page of the British Blind Sport website or click here.

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Download the PDF version of the poster here: Swimming Gala Poster 2018

Download the Word document information leaflet here: BBS Swimming Gala Information Leaflet 2018

In other news: Take part in our research and receive a £15 Amazon Voucher

How To Coach Disabled People in Sport in Rotherham 20 March 2018

Wednesday 14 February 2018

Due to the success of the course Active Rotherham ran in December and the subsequent demand for another course, another How to Coach Disabled People in Sport course has been booked in for March

Please find below information on a CPD course led by UK Coaching (previously SportsCoach UK).

Date: Tuesday 20th March 2018
Time: 6pm – 8pm
Location: Herringthorpe Athletics Stadium
Cost: £35 per person however there is funding to help subsidise the cost of the course for local clubs and organisations. To discuss this please get in touch with Michala Wild

Suitable for all coaches, this workshop aims to answer the commonly asked questions about disabled sports participants and it will show you how, with a few minor adjustments to the way you work, you can make your coaching more inclusive and effective and will cover how to include disabled people in sport, selecting appropriate coaching activities and how to make your coaching more inclusive and effective

This workshop is a ‘Minimum Standard for Active Coaches’ requirement for many governing bodies of sport. The ‘Minimum Standards for Active Coaches’ are seen as the basic standard every coach needs to meet to carry out their role safely and effectively.

You will receive a copy of How to Coach Disabled People in Sport workbook and a certificate of attendance.

If you are interested then please get in touch with Michala Wild as soon as possible as places are limited. Email Michala Wild at michala.wild@rotherham.gov.uk or call 01709 363 355 or 07584 174 912. Places are limited to 2 per organisations however more places may become available nearer the course date.

In other news: Check out our events page for more events that might be taking place near you

 

You’re invited to the Get Doncaster Moving Summit – 28 February 2018

Monday 12 February 2018

Are you a Doncaster club, community organisation, coach or volunteer with an interest in physical activity and sport?

The Summit is a FREE event and is your opportunity to find out about the exciting developments and opportunities to Get Doncaster Moving, and see how you can get involved. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

  • Date: 28 February 2018
  • Time: 5.30pm – 8.30pm
  • Venue: High Speed Rail College, Doncaster

You’ll have the chance to hear from Dr Rupert Suckling (Director of Public Health), Nigel Harrison (Yorkshire Sport Foundation), and Simon Wheatcroft, our local inspirational key note speaker. There will be workshops which you can attend during the course of the evening and a marketplace area for you to meet others with similar interests or to find out about other local initiatives.

Workshops available to attend are:

Communities Approach – Kathryn Mudge, Yorkshire Sport Foundation

Getting Doncaster Cycling & Walking – Clare Henry, Doncaster Public Health & Andy Maddox, Leisure Services Doncaster Council

Data & Insight – Rob Harvey, Doncaster Council

Dance – DARTS (Doncaster Community Arts) – “Find out how dance can have a positive impact on health and be an inclusive and motivating way of encouraging physical activity”

Book your FREE place

To book your place, please send an email with your name, organisation and two workshop choices to GDM@doncaster.gov.uk. Places are limited, please reply by 14th February 2018 so you don’t miss out.

In other news: Doncaster Council have developed Independent Travel Training, an initiative to offer a young person training and support to travel independently between home and school or college.

Leeds Deaf Juniors Football Club

Monday 12 February 2018

Leeds Deaf Juniors Football Club is pleased to invite you to join their session for Deaf and Hearing-Impaired Children

Venue: Thomas Danby Sports Centre, Leeds City College, Roundhay Road, Leeds, LS7 3BG
Facility: Outdoor astro-turf pitch (1/3 of pitch)
Time: 10am-12 noon

A different topic will be covered each session.

Dates:
Sunday 25 February – Shooting/Goalkeeping
Sunday 18 March – Developing passing
Sunday 22 April – Developing possession play
Sunday 13 May – Attacking/Defending

For more information click the image below or email or text Paul Young at paulphonak@gmail.com or 07897 484879 (texts only).

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Download the PDF here

In other news: Coaching blind footballers course to be held in Leeds

Independent Travel Training in Doncaster

Monday 12 February 2018

Doncaster Council have developed Independent Travel Training, an initiative to offer a young person training and support to travel independently between home and school or college.

 

 

 

 


What is Independent Travel Training?
Independent Travel Training is a service that can offer a young person training and support if they want to learn how to travel independently between home and school or college. Travelling independently opens up social, educational and employment opportunities.

This service is provided by Doncaster Council at no charge to schools, colleges, parents or carers.

Who is Independent Travel Training for?

The training is for young people living in Doncaster who have a disability and/or learning difficulty and who attend school or college.

The programme is open to young people who meet the eligibility criteria for assisted travel to school/college.

Who can make a referral?

Parents/carers, Schools (Mainstream/Special or specialist units), Colleges, Special Educational Need and Disabilities Officers

 Training can help a Young Person gain:

  • Confidence using buses/trains
  • Road safety skills
  • The skills to travel to their school or college
  • The ability to plan and learn a route
  • The ability to handle money
  • Tips on who to ask for help
  • Personal safety skills
  • A foundation for the future

For more information contact:

Email: ITT@doncaster.gov.uk
Telephone: 01302 737214

     

In other news: If you are a Personal Health Budget holder and want to share your experiences, register your interest to take part in the survey which opens 1 March

The ‘Good Mood League’ is looking for committee members

Friday 9 February 2018

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the committee for the ‘Good Mood League’.

The ‘Good Mood League’ is a flexible, inclusive, 11 a-side football league for teams with direct links to: NHS foundation trusts, Drug/Alcohol recovery services and homeless charities. The league is currently made up of 6 teams from various clubs and services from across South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire and Derbyshire. The league’s aim is to provide players with the opportunity to compete in football regardless of socio-economic or health status. Inclusive football leagues can provide players with a sense of social status, community acceptance and independence.

They are now looking to recruit a completely independent committee which can support the further development of this league. Attached are the Job descriptions for: League Chairperson, League Secretary, League Treasurer and League Welfare Officer, you can also join the committee as an ambassador.

Please do not be put off if you are not a ‘football person’ as they really want to create a broad committee by engaging people from outside of football to share alternative expertise, specifically around mental health & inclusion.

If you are interested in any of the roles please get in contact with Sam Firth, Football Development Officer (Disability) at samuel.firth@sheffieldfa.com or call 0114 2615506 or 07376 109119.

In other news: Get Yourself Active and the University of Birmingham want to find out what you think about how information about physical activity and sport is presented to disabled people. Take part in our research and receive a £15 Amazon voucher.

Project Rugby Sessions

Friday 9 February 2018

Saracens Rugby Club are currently supporting five local rugby clubs in North London and Hertforshire in setting up disABILITY rugby at their club.

The disABILITY Rugby Sessions are for mixed abilities, Aged 16+. It is free to take part with participants and volunteers welcome to attend. The details for the sessions are as follows:

Fullerians RC – Tuesdays 18:30

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Harpenden RFC – Thursdays 18:30-19:30

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Hertford RFC – Wednesdays 17:30-18:30

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Mill Hill RFC – Thursdays 18:30-19:30

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Welwyn RFC – Thursdays 14:00-15:00

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For further information about any of the above sessions please contact Scarlett Cooper-Wall, disABILITY Officer at scarlettcooperwall@saracens.net or call 0203 675 7278 or 07972 934294.

In other news: Get Yourself Active and the University of Birmingham want to find out what you think about how information about physical activity and sport is presented to disabled people. Take part in our research and receive a £15 Amazon voucher.

You are invited to the Sheffield City Council and Within Reach Celebration Event

Friday 9 February 2018

We would like to invite you to an event celebrating the partnership between Within Reach and Sheffield City Council, highlighting the work they have accomplished together over the last 17 Years.

The Charity Organisation Within Reach was established as ‘Our Year Too’ in 1989 just prior to the World Student Games by Mike Elliott.

Their aim is to assist more disabled people to access sport, stay in sport and fulfill their potential in the City of Sheffield.

Event: Sheffield City Council and Within Reach Celebration Event
Date: Tuesday 27 March 2018
Time: Arrive 9.30am  – 10.00am Depart – 2.30pm
Venue: English Institute of Sport Sheffield, Coleridge Road, Sheffield, S9 5DA
Age: All ages welcome
Cost: Free

Most of the coaches delivering are from local clubs, so they can promote their services and allow participants to explore the wealth and variety of sports and exercise available to them. This fun packed day is open to anyone with a disability, along with their families and carers.

The day will include activities such as:

Wheelchair Basketball, Dance, Racerunning, Cricket, Athletics, Football, Bowling, Golf, Boccia, Kurling and many other activities.

To book your place or any enquiries please contact Dawn Wood or a member of the Physical Activity and Sport Team at dawnwood135@live.com or call 01142  734266.

We look forward to seeing you there.

 

In other news: Get Yourself Active and the University of Birmingham want to find out what you think about how information about physical activity and sport is presented to disabled people. Take part in our research and receive a £15 Amazon voucher.

Rein & Shine Seeks Sponsorship to Offer Free Equine-Assisted Learning to Autistic Children

Thursday 8 February 2018

A North Wiltshire equestrian centre is seeking sponsorship to be able to hold an event offering free equine-assisted learning for autistic children.

Rein & Shine’s Hoof Club is running the event in support of the National Autistic Society (NAS), with the aim of benefiting the wider community on a not for profit basis.

The centre hopes to fund the event with the help of local companies with any profits being donated to the National Autistic Society.

Rein & Shine is an Accessibility Mark accredited centre, with a well-respected reputation for teaching disabled riders.

Proprietor Jo McDonald

Riding for the Disabled Association, in partnership with the British Equestrian Federation’s participation programme, launched the revolutionary Accessibility Mark scheme to work with commercial riding centres with the aim of getting more disabled people to participate in riding.

This unique opportunity is offering 80 autistic children in the community a chance to experience the many benefits equine-assisted learning has to offer.

The free sessions will take place at Rein & Shine’s wonderful facility near to Swindon and will last around two-hours. The sessions will consist of 30-minutes of riding and a contact and care session lasting 45-60 minutes to include basic welfare and safety.

This free service is being provided via schools as, amongst other benefits, equine assisted learning is proven to be very therapeutic and educational to those on the spectrum. Whilst supporting the children, Rein & Shine is also hoping to raise funds for National Autistic Society.

Johanna McDonald, who owns and runs Rein & Shine with husband John McDonald said: “Horses can hugely benefit children with autism and we want to give them a chance to experience this help without any associated costs.”

“I have never seen a child with learning difficulties act negatively towards a horse or even the staff on the yard. They seem to become truly engaged and absorbed around the horses and their focus is phenomenal. It helps the children forget the number of challenges they must deal with daily as they become emerged in the equine activity of riding, grooming and care. Those that are nervous around the horses seem to conquer their fear incredible quickly and we see them become more resilient and less anxious. The levels of personal growth, concentration, confidence and even teamwork improves enormously,” continued Johanna.

Rein & Shine are holding an event offering free equine-assisted learning for autistic children

“Horses have been proven effective in creating an emotional healing bond and improving cognitive, language, motor and social skills. For many children, the bond developed with horses can help promote self-awareness in their everyday life which can give them the confidence to learn other skills outside of the equine world.”

A JustGiving page has been set up for anyone that would like to donate:

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/equine-learning and companies wishing to sponsor should get in touch with Rein and Shine directly.

If you have or know of a child educated in Swindon or North Wiltshire area that may qualify for this activity you should contact their school directly and ask them to get in touch with Rein & Shine: 01666 860068 | info@reinandshine.co.uk

Accessibility Mark status is awarded to a riding centre that has been approved by the RDA following training and assessment. The close link with the RDA means that it can offer continuous support to the establishment to ensure it provides a first-class experience that aims to be hugely beneficial.

There are currently 42 Accessibility Mark approved centres across the country.

To find your nearest RDA Group or Accessibility Mark centre visit www.rda.org.uk.

 

New Rhythm Moves session

Thursday 8 February 2018

Rhythm Moves is hosting a new exercise class in Cambridge for adults with learning difficulties and complex needs

What is it: Mindful relaxed sitting; seated Tai Chi exercises; create your own moves; drumming and group music.
When: Mondays 10.15am-12pm
Where: Arbury Community Centre, Campkin Road, Cambridge, CB4 2LD
Cost: £6 and Carers go free of charge and refreshments are included
Website: www.grey-heron.com
Contact: fara@grey-heron.com or 07919 857617

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Free – Visual Impaired Sport and Physical Activity Taster Day Liverpool

Thursday 8 February 2018

You are invited to attend a Visually Impaired physical activity and sport taster day for blind and partially sighted people aged 8+

Adapted cycling for VI people

This is an opportunity for people with sight loss to try all the activities on offer. Following the day it is hoped everyone who attends enjoys the activities so much they will choose to continue to participate in one or more of the activities.

Date: Monday 14th May 2018
Age: 8 years and above
Venue for sports hall activities: Greenbank Sports Academy
Venue for junior swimming: St Vincent’s School
Venue for adult swimming: Lifestyles Austin Rawlinson leisure centre
Online registration for the day: https://britishblindsport.wufoo.eu/forms/sb6ch270y275e8/

Word Only Poster: Visually Impaired Sport and Physical Activity Taster Day 2018

Word Poster with Images: Visually Impaired Sport and Physical Activity Taster Day 2018

PDF Poster: Visually Impaired Sport and Physical Activity Taster Day 2018

If you require more information please contact George Ferguson at George.Ferguson@henshaws.org.uk, on 07970 637 687 or 0300 222 555.

In other news: Read Laura Turner’s blog about delving into the world of women’s blind football.

Coaching Blind Footballers Course to be held in Leeds

Thursday 8 February 2018

A Coaching Blind Footballers Course is being held at Middleton Leisure Centre in Leeds on Saturday 10th March 2018, 9:30am-5pm

Laura Turner playing Blind Football

 

If you or somebody you know is interested in attending, the course costs £35 and covers both theory and practical elements. By the end of the workshop each participant should be able to meet the following outcomes:

  • Gain a greater understanding of the game in the context of the FA’s LTPD model
  • Apply and extend existing coaching skills and experience to meet the needs of blind footballers
  • Establish effective communication skills when coaching blind footballers
  • Identify appropriate and safe methods of supporting and working with blind footballers
  • Recognise the need to deliver relevant coaching sessions to effectively meet the developmental needs of the blind footballer
  • Gain an understanding of the different components of the game
  • Understand the characteristics blind footballers require to perform at a performance level of the game
  • Recognise the Player Pathway and competition structure available for blind footballers.

Please follow this link to find more information on the Coaching Blind Footballers course https://eventspace.thefa.com/westridingfa/participant/arrangement.aspx?id=230043#regform

If you have any questions or queries then please do not hesitate to contact Colan Leung, Disability Football Development Officer, West Riding County Football Association at colan.leung@westridingfa.com or Tel: 0113 282 1222 (Option 3) or Mob: 07540 127683.

Like what you read? Read Laura’s blog as she delves into the world of women’s blind football.

CP Sport wants you to join then at their fun-filled events

Tuesday 6 February 2018

Over the next few months, CP Sport want you to join them at their upcoming events.

Racerunning taster event

17 February 2018

The sessions are an opportunity for anyone interested in RaceRunning to come along including participants, parents, coaches, physiotherapists and representatives from athletics clubs to try the sport, see how the RaceRunners work and how to coach RaceRunning.

Find out more

Discover disability gymnastics

10 and 17 March 2018

Discover disability gymnastics taster day: We are working in partnership with British Gymnastics and Limbpower to deliver two disability gymnastics taster days. The days will give you the opportunity to experience gymnastics and meet new people.

Find out more

Frame Football Development event

18 March 2018

The days provide the Frame Football Strategic Group along with players, coaches and parents with the opportunity to develop the rules, equipment and coach CPD involved with developing further the beautiful game.

Find out more

 

 

National Swimming Championships

25 March 2018

The National Swimming Championships 2018 take place Sunday 25th March 2018 at Harvey Hadden Sports Village, Nottingham.

The 2018  National Swimming Championships are kindly sponsored by Nottingham Trent University and we thank them for their kind support.

Find out more

 

 

CP Sport Athletics Series – Kingston upon Thames

07-08 April 2018

The first of Cerebral Palsy Sport’s Athletics Series for 2018 will take place on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th April 2018 for track, field and RaceRunning athletes. The event is being organised in partnership with Cerebral Palsy Sport, Kingston Athletics Club & Polytechnic Harriers and Surrey County Athletics Association.

Find out more

 

 

In other news: Read Danny’s blog, ‘Being physically active has given me back a life worth living

You are invited to Sporting Saturday in Peterborough

Monday 5 February 2018

On Saturday February 24th Inspire Peterborough, Disability Peterborough, The Mobility Aids Centre, Amilly Fitness, Oak Activities and friends are taking over the Peterborough Cresset for the biggest disability sporting event Peterborough has ever seen! Better yet, it’s 100% FREE.

Whether you’re coming to meet the Mayor, get disability advice, the chance to win Olympic-style medals or try our many sports activities you’ll be in awe at the many things available to you.

Did we mention that we’re holding a raffle on the day that could see you walking away with include a BRAND NEW SPORTS BIKE, a signed Manchester United football shirt, Peterborough United football goodies and some amazing prizes for Peterborough, Hampton’s Serpentine Green Shopping Centre.

The details

Date: Saturday 24th February 2018

Time: 11am to 4pm

Tickets: Book for free here https://bookwhen.com/sportingsaturday

Who Can Come?: EVERYBODY! This is an all-inclusive event

Have We Done This Before?: This will be our 5th and BIGGEST Sporting Saturday

Will you be back?: We have already secured a date for Sporting Saturday 2019, but we want you to enjoy 2018’s first.

Will there be medals?: We will be playing an Olympic-Style ‘Bingo’ with sports/activities to secure a medal to take home with you.

Will there be prizes and goodies?: See below

Media Goodies: OnTrack Magazine will have several hundred copies available for you to take for free.

The Raffle

  • A signed/autographed Premier League Manchester United jersey/kit/shirt. WOW!
  • £250 Serpentine Green Vouchers – These can spent where and how you want in the centre
  • A brand new bike
  • A signed and boxed Peterborough United shirt
  • Football signed by Peterborough United Football Club
  • X2 tickets to any Peterborough United match
  • Family ticket for a selected Peterborough United match
  • 4 tickets to The Cresset’s March Comedy Night, with a meal in their restaurant/pub included
  • A family meal at Sub Xpress in Serpentine Green- Up to the value of £50

Activities, Sports & Games

Archery, Darts, Cricket, Basketball, Football, Rowing, Gym, Special Olympics, Boccia, Seated Exercise, Sledge Hockey, Live Video Link Sports, Dance, Zumba, Boxing, Martial Arts, Tai Chi, Invictus Bowmen and much, much more.

VIPs and Special Guests

The Mayor of Peterborough, Gillian Beasley, Fiona Onasanya, John Holdich, Megan Horner-Smith, athlete Alice Mason, a Mermaid (yes you did read this correctly) and others to be revealed soon.

Stay tuned to the Inspire Peterborough Facebook page for information in the build up to this amazing event. We’ll let you know of all the changes, additions and must-know news. Everyone is welcome and the event is to showcase the wealth of inclusive and disability sport available in Peterborough for people with disabilities, their families and carers.

WE WILL SEE YOU ON FEBRUARY 24TH!

 

In other news: Read Danny’s story, ‘Being physically active has given me back a life worth living’

New Turn Up and Play Centre opens in Leeds for disabled females under the age of 16

Friday 2 February 2018

West Riding County FA in partnership with Leeds United Foundation are running a new Turn Up and Play Centre for disabled females under the age of 16.

The turn up centre will create new opportunities for women with a disability to get involved with football as there is currently no provision for this in the West Riding area.

Sessions will take place 3:30pm-4:30pm at West Riding County Football Association, Fleet Lane, Woodlesford, Leeds, LS26 8NX on the following dates:

Free of charge:

Friday 9th  March
Friday 16th March

£3 per session:

Friday 23 March
Friday 30 March
Friday 6 April
Friday 13 April
Friday 20 April
Friday 27 April.

Players need to fill out the Player Registration Form and Diversity Monitoring Form and bring them along to their first session or email themto Colan Leung at colan.leung@westridingfa.com. If you have any other questions please contact Colan.

Players who attend both FREE sessions will receive 2 x FREE Leeds United Tickets. Free tea and coffee will be available to everyone.

IN OTHER NEWS: READ DANNY’S BLOG, ‘BEING PHYSICALLY ACTIVE HAS GIVEN ME BACK A LIFE WORTH LIVING

New Turn Up and Play Centre opens in Leeds

Friday 2 February 2018

West Riding County FA in partnership with Leeds United Foundation are running a new Turn Up and Play Centre for disabled females over the age of 16.

The turn up centre will create new opportunities for women with a disability to get involved with football as there is currently no provision for this in the West Riding area.

Sessions will take place 1pm-2pm at West Riding County Football Association, Fleet Lane, Woodlesford, Leeds, LS26 8NX on the following dates:

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Free of charge:

Friday 9th  March
Friday 16th March

£3 per session:

Friday 23 March
Friday 30 March
Friday 6 April
Friday 13 April
Friday 20 April
Friday 27 April.

Players need to fill out the Player Registration Form and Diversity Monitoring Form and bring them along to their first session or email themto Colan Leung at colan.leung@westridingfa.com. If you have any other questions please contact Colan.

Players who attend both FREE sessions will receive 2 x FREE Leeds United Tickets. Free tea and coffee will be available to everyone.

In other news: Read Danny’s blog, ‘Being physically active has given me back a life worth living

 

Nottingham RaceRunning Taster Sessions

Friday 2 February 2018

RaceRunning is a sport being developed by Cerebral Palsy Sport in England.

If you rely on sports aids for mobility and balance this activity is for you

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When: Saturdays 3rd, 10th and 17th February

Time:  10am–12pm

Venue: David Ross Sports Village, University of Nottingham Beeston Lane, Nottingham NG7 2RD

Cost: Each session costs £5 per person, places limited to 10 at each session.

The sessions are suitable for all levels of ability, children and adults with cerebral palsy or a physical disability.

For registration and other information
visit http://www.cpsport.org/events/

In other news: Read Danny’s blog, ‘Being physically active has given me back a life worth living

New – Female adult disability football sessions

Thursday 1 February 2018

We are pleased to confirm that in Staffordshire there will now be 2x Female Adult Disability football sessions taking place across the county for ladies aged 16+ with a disability to take part in fun football activities/ games.

Over the last few years disability football in Staffordshire has continued to grow with there now being opportunities for both adults and youth players to take part in a range of mixed football activities across the county from recreational football and grassroots through to the disability talent pathway. However although we have a number of females taking part in mixed sessions, we are now looking to develop female only opportunities starting with Turn Up & Play sessions with an aim of creating female only teams for those that wish to take part in friendly and competitive matches in the near future.

Please see below details regarding new sessions starting soon:

  • Port Vale Ladies

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Start Date Thursday 15th February 2018
Day Thursdays
Times 6.15pm-7.15pm
Venue Port Vale FC Academy Sports Hall, ST6 1AW (Indoor)
Cost £2.50
Contact PVFC Foundation Trust 01782 757066
Further Information Please see the flyer below for further details regarding the session

 

  • Whych Ladies

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Start Date Monday 5th February 2018
Day Mondays
Times 5.30pm till 6pm Ladies Only, 6pm till 7pm Mixed
Venue Stafford College Sports Hall, ST16 2QR (Indoor)
Cost £2.50
Contact Debbie Kent 07387200956          Further Information Please see attached flyer for further details regarding the session

 

If you have any questions regarding the above sessions, please contact Gemma Turner, Football Development Officer (Disability) on 01785 279828 (Ext 208) or Mobile: 07495678661 or email Gemma.Turner@StaffordshireFA.com. Alternatively get in touch with the relevant contact for each session on the flyer.

Web: www.StaffordshireFA.com.

WheelPower invites you to join its Primary Sports Camp

We are looking for local authorities to collaborate with

Wednesday 31 January 2018

We are looking for local authorities (adult social care and public health) to collaborate with.

Disability Rights UK is working with local partners to increase opportunities for disabled people to get active through working with social care, health and public health colleagues across the country.

Sport England have funded the Get Yourself Active project for the last three years to build relationships across disabled peoples organisations, social care, health and the sport sector. We have made particular progress in improving outcomes for people in receipt of personal budgets and we are working towards demonstrating the impact of this on level of service use. Essentially, we believe that we can show that as a result of better approaches to knowledge and information about physical activity, people will start to use public services differently.

We have just announced that our project has been extended by one year starting from February 2018. In year four we would like to find areas with an interest in exploring this approach so that we can share our evidence base and models of practice as well as measure the impact of this.

Please do get in touch with Leanne Wightman at leanne.wightman@disabilityrightsuk.org if any of the above interests you.

Save the Date: I Can Make a Pledge

Wednesday 31 January 2018

You are invited to the I Can Make a Pledge event on Tuesday 20 March 2018 to help celebrate the end of the first phase of the I Can Make It project, led by Disability Rights UK and funded by Comic Relief

Date: Tuesday 20th March 2018
Time: 10am start followed by networking lunch; optional afternoon workshops
Venue: Financial Times Office, One Southwark Bridge, London, SE1 9HL
Cost: Free of charge

Context:
The I Can Make It (ICMI) campaign by Disability Rights UK will come to the end of its first phase, funded by Comic Relief, in March 2018. The campaign was launched to create job opportunities for young disabled people by generating social value in the procurement of public services. See our website for more background information on the campaign

With the help of our Champions, all of whom are young disabled people, we have made significant progress to date. We’ve supported procurement teams and commissioners in several local authorities nationally with their social value policies and processes; met with MPs, Councillors and Mayors to gain political support; and we’ve evolved to offer support in social value to corporate businesses. We’ve left almost no corner of England untouched, having met with local authorities in the southwest through to the northeast…and that was just one week of the campaign! Our Champions have also progressed, gaining knowledge, confidence and skills.

The event:
All of this is fantastic and a credit to our Champions, but what really matters now is creating real jobs for real people. Until we see more young disabled people gaining and keeping employment as a direct result of the campaign, we won’t have achieved our desired outcome. The “I Can Make a Pledge” event is intended to bring together all the
friends we’ve made so far – in addition to inviting some new friends – as we come to the close of this first phase. We are asking all of the local authorities and businesses to either pledge a specific number of jobs for young disabled people, or pledge to make it a requirement of some of the services that they contract. We’ll be asking Mayors and Councillors for a pledge of more political support. Pledges can be made in advance of the event (see details below), or on the day. How and what you decide to pledge is up to you, but we will support you with your aims. The event will also be a fantastic opportunity to meet our Champions, chat to the ICMI and Disability Rights UK team, make new contacts and discuss ideas on getting more young disabled people into employment. We will also have some fantastic guest speakers. An agenda will be sent to confirmed guests nearer the time.

Please put the date in your diary now but above all, have a think about what your organisation can do to give young disabled people an opportunity to participate in your workforce. You can e-mail us anytime with your pledge or any queries at: icanmakeapledge@disabilityrightsuk.org or call us on 0207 250 8180

Formal invitations will follow in the New Year – please either share this message, or let us know of anyone else who you think may be interested in attending.

Disability Rights UK extends its thanks to The Financial Times for kindly hosting this event for us.

WheelPower invites you to join its Primary Sports Camp

Monday 15 January 2018

You are invited to WheelPower’s Feel Inspired Primary Sports Camp on Saturday 10th February at Stoke Mandeville Stadium.

Passionate about sport? Want to try something new? Why not join WheelPower for their Feel Inspired Primary Sports Camp running on the 10th February at Stoke Mandeville Stadium. Get active this winter, for more info see:

http://www.wheelpower.org.uk/sport-events/primary-sports-camp-0 or contact us on 01296 395995 or oliver.buncombe@wheelpower.org.uk.

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Disability Rights UK is pleased to invite you to attend our seminar: Into Apprenticeships, Traineeships, and Supported Internships

Thursday 7 December 2017

This event will be of interest to employers and Human Resources and will include keynote contributions from National Apprenticeship Service, Access to Work, Disability Confident, local government, business representatives, training providers and organisations.

Delegates will talk about:

  • Funding reforms, the Apprenticeship Levy and additional payments for employers and providers
  • Advantages of being an inclusive employer and recruiting disabled apprentices, trainees and supported interns
  • Reasonable adjustments to make the workplace inclusive and accessible
  • Support available to disabled apprentices, trainees and supported interns including Access to Work
  • We will also hear stories from young disabled trainees/apprentices

This event will take place on:
6 February 2018
10:00 am- 16:30 pm

Venue:
Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road,
London N7 6PA

Click here to register 

Agenda to follow.

Please advise as soon as possible if you have any access, dietary, or other requirements with regard to attending and participating in this the event. If you require a BSL interpreter, could you please let us know before 6 January 2018. 

Resource for London has free parking for registered Blue Badge holders based on availability: please email your details in advance – date, name, car registration and the name of the event to reception@resourceforlondon.org

The nearest tube station is Holloway Road.

For further directions: http://www.resourceforlondon.org/contact-us/

This is a free event.

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Amilly Fitness is here!

Thursday 19 October 2017

Inspire Peterborough, Oak Activities and The Mobility Aids Centre have worked hard to create our very own inclusive health and wellbeing centre, one that’ll cater to everybody!

Based in Stanground, Peterborough they are providing the perfect go-to destination for all of Peterborough and the nearby villages. Excited to know more? Read on!
WE CAN NOW ANNOUNCE THAT THEY WILL BE OPENING ON 1 NOVEMBER 2017 with two action-packed days a week for you to enjoy!

Earlier this summer we hosted an open day that SAW a near 100 people – including the Mayor and a television actress – come and check out not only what we will have to offer, but share their views and ideas also.

Once you enter the doors at Amilly Fitness you will have the chance for an all-inclusive workout, you can have fun and take part in classes. Also, it’s a chance to meet new people, set up a routine to live your week by, and yes, we’ll have refreshments on offer. So whether you’re looking to add something to your weekly schedule, or you want to meet new people, Amilly Fitness will be providing a platform for you to do both with.

Tom of Oak Activities insisted there’d be something for everyone to enjoy, saying,

“for the seated exercise class; aimed at 50+ and adults with disabilities. This fun class which is aimed at all levels and abilities: focus on strength and conditioning and the major muscles groups. The aim of the class is to improve balance, strength and movement in arms, legs and hands.”

Looking for more reasons to come and see what Amilly Fitness has to offer? Tom further added

“We want the gym to offer something other gyms do not offer – a non judgemental place for adults to come and improve their fitness without feeling self-conscious. A safe and welcoming gym where people can get fitter then have a cup of tea with friends.”

Doesn’t that sound like the perfect place to come and spend your Mondays and Wednesdays? We think so! With our fully-trained gym staff, our Inspire team located nearby, and much, much more, you’ll have an experience that’ll keep you coming back for more for just £2 per session.

We also have room for you to join the team in some capacity. If you’re looking to gain some experience or add a new reference to your CV then Amilly can help you. We’re always on the look-out for both gym instructors and refreshment assistants. Contact us or you want to meet new people and gain new skills.

Stay tuned to our social media for all updates, timetables, vacancies and much, much more.

This is quite simply just the beginning, and although we’re already giving you a lot to keep you entertained, we’re aiming to grow with your demands, preferences and needs.

Kenneth from Inspire is adamant that Amilly Fitness will be like nothing that went before it.

“People want a place they can visit that will refresh and reinvigorate them both mentally and physically”, he said. “Amilly Fitness will be just that. I myself was a carer for my Mother, and a place like this would’ve been not only beneficial for her, but carers like myself”,

he continued.

“We wanted to create something unique, something that would get the city of Peterborough and the surrounding areas talking. I think we’ve done just that and on November 1st you will all get to see what the entire team has spent months working on. I, for one, can’t wait to welcome you the Amilly Fitness family”,

Kenneth concluded.

WE ARE AMILLY FITNESS AND WE’RE HERE FOR YOUR HEALTH AND WELLBEING NEEDS!

Who are we? Amilly Fitness, part of Inspire Peterborough an inclusive and disability sport project of Disability Peterborough

Where are we? Amilly House, Stanground, by The Mobility Aids Centre 88 South Street, Stanground, PE2 8EZ

How to book? Visit www.bookwhen.com/amilly-fitness or for group bookings please call Inspire on 01733 330815

Further information? If you want to know anything at all then email Inspire Peterborough on contact@inspirepeterborough.com, visit our facebook page/amilly-fitness, or call Inspire on 01733330815 or Tom Milner from Oak Activities on 07342036029!

Has becoming active helped you? Why not share your story with us by emailing kirsty.mulvey@disabilityrightsuk.org or read other people’s personal experiences here.

Free wheelchair dance talent development programme

Friday 13 October 2017

Wheelchair dance is recognised by the International Paralympic Committee and people compete all around the world. Supported by the Dance Enterprise Ideas Fund, we are delighted to announce a FREE 9-week wheelchair dance development programme for people interested in competing or performing.

The course will be led by a world-leading wheelchair dance champion who will take participants through the different Latin and Ballroom dances, developing technical and creating skills. You don’t need a dance partner.

Whether you compete in other wheelchair sports and want to challenge yourself in a new field or just love to dance – we will support you to develop your potential and progress along a competitive pathway. Former dance experience is helpful but not required.

Places are limited and must be reserved in advance.

To book visit: www.stepchangestudios.com/classes-lessons/

Or call: 07976 363861

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Cambridge: Make your sports sessions inclusive

Friday 13 October 2017

Adapted Sports Course at Cherry Hinton Village LC – 16th November 2017

Disability Sports Coach is delivering an ‘Adapted Sports Course – coaching disabled people’ with to 20 spaces available. The course is ideal for coaches, support workers, teachers, volunteers and anyone working with disabled people, who want to make sport or activities inclusive.

The course covers both theory and practical experiences including:

  • An introduction to disability awareness
  • Practical experience of Paralympic an Adapted Sports such as Boccia, Goalball, Table Cricket, Polybat & New Age Kurling including setting up and using the equipment, rules, game tactics and coaching scenarios
  • Principles of how to adapt and modify activities for different impairment groups with practical scenarios and tasks

The course is fully accredited by SkillsActive and all attendees receive an Adapted Sport Training Guide and a certificate of attendance on the day.

Course Information

  • Thursday 16th November from 11.30 – 5pm
  • Cherry Hinton Village Leisure Centre, Coville Road, Cherry Hinton, Cambridge, CB1 9EJ
  • £130 + booking fee

Book your place with a few simple clicks today! 

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Wheels for Wellbeing’s Beyond the Bicycle Conference

Monday 18 September 2017

Wheels for Wellbeing are celebrating 10 years of enhancing disabled people’s lives through the many benefits of cycling with our first Beyond the Bicycle Conference.

Following the release of Public Health England’s report and their finding that not enough is being done to promote cycling and walking, Wheels for Wellbeing’s Beyond the Bicycle Conference is perfectly timed. With equalities legislation requiring public bodies to consider the needs of disabled cyclists, attend to gain a crucial update on how to meet this requirement.

This event offers practical strategies for removing barriers to cycling and increasing the numbers of disabled cyclists.

Join us to explore the transformative relationship between disability and cycling through topics such as:

  • Promoting inclusive cycling in your area and understanding its benefits
  • Recognising cycles as mobility aids
  • Making cycling infrastructure inclusive

With increased investment and ongoing efforts to make cities more cycle-friendly, this event explores how to best utilise resources in order to create an inclusive and accessible environment for all.

Speakers include:

Morning Chair: Kamran Mallick, Chief Executive Officer, Disability Rights UK

Afternoon Chair: Ruth Cadbury MP, Co-Chair, All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group

Will Norman, Walking and Cycling Commissioner
Rupert Furness, Head of Active and Accessible Transport, Department for Transport

Dr Justin Varney, National Lead for Adult Health & Wellbeing (Healthy People), Public Health England

Isabelle Clement, Director, Wheels for Wellbeing

Dr Andrew Boyd, GP, Clapham Park Group Practice and Clinical Lead, Physical Activity, Royal College of GP’s

Dr Rachel Aldred, Senior Lecturer in Transport, University of Westminster and Chair, Policy Forum, London Cycling Campaign

If you are a disabled cyclists or individual campaigner interested in attending, please email us on: conference@wheelsforwellbeing.org.uk

BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW VIA EVENTBRITE

DOWNLOAD THE CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

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WheelPower Primary Sports Camp

Monday 18 September 2017

WheelPower’s Primary Sports Camps are a great way for children aged 6-11 with a disability to discover sport in a safe, welcoming and friendly environment and all activity is adapted to suit your abilities. The Camps are a great way to make new friends, improve your health and have fun!

Date: Saturday 4th November 2017

Time: Registration is from 9.15am and the camp will finish at approximately 3.30pm.

LocationStoke Mandeville Stadium Guttmann Road Stoke Mandeville Aylesbury HP21 9PP United Kingdom.

There is plenty of accessible parking at the Stadium – make sure you give your vehicle registration number to reception and then parking is free all day! The Stadium also has accessible toilets and changing facilities

Cost: The entry fee is £9.00 per participant and £5.00 per parent and a lunch will be provided.​ Accommodation, if required, will be available on Friday and Saturday night at the Olympic Lodge, Stoke Mandeville Stadium at an additional cost.

The deadline for registration and camp payment is Friday 20th October 2017.

To book online via Eventbrite click here.

Click here to download a booking form.

For more information visit Wheelpower.org.uk

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British Blind Sport Have a Go Day Newcastle

Friday 15 September 2017

British Blind Sport will be running a fun, free, multi-sport event in Newcastle on Friday 27th October for local visually impaired and blind people. Working in partnership with Henshaws Newcastle, a number of sports and activities will be available to sample for free.

The event is open to everyone, no previous experience in sport or physical activity are necessary and family or friends are welcome to attend.

When and Where

Date: 27th October 2017

Time: 10:30-3pm

Venue: Walker Activity Dome, Wharrier Street, Walker, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE6 3BR.

 Get Involved!

Register online please click here

For further details please telephone:  07917 388 172 or email participation@britishblindsport.org.uk

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Sign-up for a Get Yourself Active learning event near you

Tuesday 5 September 2017

Disability Rights UK and partners are holding a series of events across the country to share the learning from the Get Yourself Active (GYA) project. Project partners will share their experiences of developing better opportunities for disabled people to be more active. They will highlight their success through partnership work with disabled people’s user led organisations, social care, health and sport sector organisations. If this is your area of work, you can sign up for an event near you today.

About the event

  • Listen to presentations from GYA partners about their experience of coproducing with and for disabled people.
  • Learn about our key findings from evaluation and research carried out in partnership with OPM and the University of Birmingham.
  • Discuss how you might be involved in developing these approaches locally with colleagues from different sectors.

A full agenda, including the list of speakers will be available soon.

Areas of interest

  • Personal budgets, personal health budgets and the Care Act
  • Coproduction in design, development and delivery of physical activity and sport locally
  • The role of disabled people’s user led organisations in engaging with inactive disabled people
  • Outcomes of physical activity around independence, choice and control, health and wellbeing and community connections

Who should attend?

These events are for you if you are from a Disabled People’s User Led Organisation (DPULO), the health or social care sectors, or the sports sector, and you have an interest in early intervention and prevention approaches through physical activity, personalisation, co-production and involvement and wellbeing outcomes.

Event listings

North West – Manchester, 27 September 2017, 09.30 – 13.30

East – Peterborough, 2 October 2017, 10.00 – 14.00

Yorkshire – Leeds, 9 October 2017, 10.00 – 14.00

South West – Bristol, 10 October 2017, 10.00 – 14.00

South East – Southampton, 17 October 2017, 10.00 – 14.00

East Midlands – Leicester, 2 November 2017, 10.00 – 14.00

North East – Newcastle Upon Tyne, 9 November 2017, 10.00 – 14.00

West Midlands – Telford, 15 November 2017, 10.00 – 14.00

You can click here to sign up to your nearest event

We hope you can join us for a morning of interesting presentations and discussions, followed by a networking lunch. Find out more from Kirsty Mulvey, Engagement and Research Officer at Get Yourself Active by calling 020 7250 8112 or emailing kirsty.mulvey@disabilityrightsuk.org

 

 

Parkrun Collaboration

Thursday 17 August 2017

Join Parkrun and Parallel London on Saturday 19th August at Southwark Park, London for a fully accessible 5k walk, jog or run.

This is a great training opportunity before 3rd September as both parkrun and Parallel volunteers will be on hand to help in any way.

Like all parkruns it is completely free, you just need to register on their website.

Register here

Date: Saturday 19 August 2017

Time: 09:00 am

Location: Southwark Park, London, SE16 2UE

There are accessible toilets within a 7 minute walk from Southwark Park and it starts at 9am on the day. For more information on transport, the course, starting point, safety and accessibility information please email us.

Find out more about Parallel London.

InstructAbility: Fitness industry training for disabled people

Tuesday 13 June 2017

Are you disabled? Do you live in Rotherham? Ever thought about being a gym instructor?

Click on image to enlarge

Click here to view the flyer

What is the instructability programme?

  • It is a FREE Level 2 Gym Instructor and Level 3 Exercise and Disability Course with an Industry Placement.
  • It is for disabled people who are age 16 and over.
  • We are looking for people who can use their own experience of overcoming barriers to exercise and improving physcal function and/or mental health, to inspire and support other disabled people to exercise.

For more details visit the InstructAbility website www.instructability.org.uk or email instructability2@aspire.org.uk.

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Success for Inclusive Latin and Ballroom dance classes launch

Tuesday 13 June 2017

On Saturday 10 June 2017, Step Change Studios launched its inclusive Latin and Ballroom dance classes at the Abbey Centre in London.

The launch class was a fantastic start to the summer term course, with many wheelchair participants ranging from professional and competitive dancers to people who were dancing for the first time. The classes provided many previously sporty participants with the chance to get active again.

The first class covered Waltz and Cha Cha. Rashmi said:

“Everyone was amazing – they followed well, had great energy and worked well as a group as we changed partners throughout the session.”

It would be great to see as many wheelchair users as possible interested in dance join the class – and to bring friends and other people they think will be interested in being standing partners. It’s a great way to be active and creative, and it can be enjoyed as a social, fun experience or as a way to perform and compete for people that want an athletic, progressive pathway.

After the first class one participant said:

“It was great to see what we could do with our wheelchairs, and fun to learn different dances. The teacher noticed when people needed assistance.”

There are only five more classes (last class July 15th) until a Summer break but classes will return in the Autumn.

View the video from last week’s class.

Parallel London 2017

Friday 9 June 2017

Parallel London is the world’s first fully inclusive mass participation event, with something for everyone, no matter what your ability.

Parallel London is a fully accessible fun run and free family festival at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Sunday, 3 September 2017.

There’s a 10km, 5km, 1km, 100m and the Super Sensory 1km.

All ages and abilities. No cut off times. Everybody running side by side.

Find out more information at www.parallellondon.com or book now.

Disability Sports Coach invites you to save the date for their Summer Festival 2017. Find out more.

Free Inclusive Summer Sports Day in Peterborough

Friday 2 June 2017

Vivacity would like to invite you to their Free Summer Sports Day which will have a number of activities to try. The activities will be delivered by local clubs, county coaches and our own local programme coaches.  The event is open to anyone with a disability (learning, physical, sensory) or long term health condition as well as carers.

Activities include classic and adapted forms of:

  • Cricket
  • Football
  • Archery
  • Athletics
  • Cycling
  • Wheelchair Racing
  • Guided running/walking
  • Boccia/kurling

Thank you to Guide Dogs, Sense and PAB for their support in creating a day that people with Sensory Impairments can enjoy through on-site support, planning and assisted crossing points on Bishops Road, due to the road works.

There is a link from all the sports into continued regular participation as we are keen to make opportunities available to promote an active lifestyle.

Venue: Peterborough Athletics Track, Bishops Road, PE1 5BW

Date: Friday 23 June 2017

Times: 

  • 10-10.30am: First Registration (you can attend at a time to suite your group)
  • 10.30-2.30: 30 minute sports sessions (you can take part in all sports or choose specific ones)

Free parking for Blue badge holders in Regional Car Park

There will be a refreshments area (drinks) in the pavilion but please bring a packed lunch.

Please complete the attached registration form ensuring individual requirements are stated and return to Matt Taylor at Matt.Taylor@vivacity-peterborough.com as soon as possible, so you can receive your own timetable before the day.

Disability Sports Coach invites you to save the date for their Summer Festival 2017. Find out more.

Action for Kids invites you to its parent/carer event

Friday 2 June 2017

Action for Kids is organising another amazing parent/carer /professional seminar on 29 June 2017 with a range of expert speakers including lawyers and care experts.

It is heavily subsidised for parents and carers, only £15 including lunch, and £45 for professionals. It takes place in central London.

Please click the below images to view the flyer in more detail, or click this Eventbrite link to book.

Transition to Adult Life Flyer

Click here for more information on events that may take place near you.

North Tyneside Disability Forum invites you to Positive Pathways

Wednesday 31 May 2017

Positive Pathways provides an opportunity to people with health conditions and disabilities to build skills, overcome barriers, increase self-esteem, and move closer towards potential employment.

Participants access a 16 week course, including:

  • Accredited training (including retail skills, developing workplace skills, catering, administration, volunteering…)
  • IT skills
  • CV preparations
  • Travel training
  • Welfare and benefits information
  • Contact with local employers and vocations

After 10 weeks participants put learning into practice by taking up a work experience or volunteering opportunity for a minimum of a six weeks in each area such as:

  • Retail
  • Office administration
  • Catering and hospitality
  • Public Service
  • And many more

The next course begins Monday 19 June 2017.

Location: North Tyneside Disability Forum, Shiremoor Centre, Earsdon Road, Shiremoor, NE27 0HJ

Time: 10:00am – 1.00pm

To discuss the project further or book a place on the course please contact Amy Anderson, Volunteering Development Worker at amy.anderson@ntdf.co.uk or 01912008570. Visit the North Tyneside Disability Forum website.

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British Blind Sport and Birmingham Vision deliver ‘Have a Go Day,’ Birmingham

Tuesday 30 May 2017

British Blind Sport and Birmingham Vision are working in partnership to deliver a sports taster event for blind and partially sighted people in Birmingham on Thursday 22 June from 10am until 4pm as part of Birmingham’s Inclusive Sport Festival. The event is free of charge and open to anyone who is blind or partially sighted, providing an opportunity to try a wide range of sports.

Returning to the city from Saturday 17 to Sunday 25 June, the 5th annual Birmingham Inclusive Sports Festival will run a fantastic programme of sporting activities for those with and without disabilities to try alongside their friends and family members. To celebrate the event, British Blind Sport and Birmingham Vision are delighted to showcase visually impaired (VI) sport, offering anyone with a visual impairment the opportunity to try new activities with a multi-sport taster event. Confirmed activities for the day include: Football, Cricket, Goalball, Gymnastics, Judo, and more (subject to change).

 Alaina MacGregor, British Blind Sport CEO, said, “We are delighted to be able to provide these opportunities for the VI community to try different activities locally and find out what a positive effect sport can have on their lives.  Rio 2016 has no doubt sparked interest for many people and we hope that these events will provide new opportunities for those living with sight loss to see if sport is for them.”

Bernadette Dawes, CEO Birmingham Vision stated, “Birmingham Vision are proud to be working in partnership with British Blind Sport to put on Have a Go Days, to give people with a visual impairment a chance to try out different sports and hopefully discover a passion or hobby to pursue. Sport plays such an important part in the lives of many blind and partially sighted people and Have a Go Days ensure that more people will get an opportunity to experience some of the many things on offer.”

The British Blind Sport and Birmingham Vision Have a Go Day will take place at Queen Alexandra College, Birmingham, B17 9TG on Thursday 22nd June from 10am -4pm. Online registration is available on the British Blind Sport website: http://britishblindsport.org.uk/have-a-go-days/enter-title-he/

For further details please telephone: 07929 356428 or email participation@britishblindsport.org.uk. British Blind Sport also needs volunteers to help out at these events, so if you can spare some time to help the visually impaired and blind attendees enjoy the day fully, please get in touch.

For other events that may be going on near you visit our events page.

 

Inclusive Latin and Ballroom dance classes launches in Central London

Friday 19 May 2017

Coming this June disabled people and friends/family members can learn how to cha-cha, rumba or samba as Step Change Studios launches their inclusive Latin and Ballroom dance classes in London. The classes will be at a lovely accessible space at The Abbey Centre, 34 Great Smith Street London SW1 3BU in Westminster. There will be 6 weekly classes every Saturday starting at 3.30-4.30 with a break for the summer then returning with regular classes from September. The launch class on 10th June is free. In consultation with participants there will be a review of the class format over the summer (for example whether people would like a longer class, different levels and so on).

Compared with commercial Central London providers’ rates, Step Change will only charge participants £9 per class.

For enquiries and booking:

Visit www.stepchangestudios.com/classes-lessons

Email: contact@stepchangestudios.com

Phone: 07976363861

So get dancing, get active….

Visit our information in your local area page to find out how you can get active near you.

Disability Sports Coach Summer Festival

Saturday 6 May 2017

Disability Sports Coach invites you to save the date for their Summer Festival 2017

The festival is a free event for all disabled people. There will be 20 sports and activities, special guests, performances, partnership tour, raffles, prizes, live music, giveaways, and face painting.

When: 28 July 2017, 10am to 2pm

Where: Westway Sports Centre, W10 6EX

Watch last years highlights to see the buzz!

Interested but want to know more?

The Summer Festival 2017 is a free sports event for all disabled people, acting as an end of year celebration for all those that attend our Community Clubs in London. The day is open to any one even if you haven’t joined your local Community Club.

The event will have over 20 different sports and activities delivered by our partner organisations so you can find out about more opportunities to get active in your local area!

To Register…

To attend simply turn up! If you are an organisation and want to bring a group, please email Louis from Disability Sports Coach at louis@disabilitysportscoach.co.uk to let us know.

For other events that may be going on near you visit our events page.

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