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SET News: Get Active!

Learn more about the new initiative.

2 October 2017

Have a read of the Sports & Education Trust's programme notes from the weekend, which explained the new Get Active scheme for adults with physical and learning disabilities.

We would like to take the opportunity to share with you an exciting upcoming expansion of one of WWSET’s community programmes known as “Get Active” which provides leisure opportunities for adults with physical and learning disabilities.

The Get Active programme was originally started by Leap, the Buckinghamshire County Sports Partnership organisation, and its primary aim was to support adults with physical and learning disabilities to be more active. Sessions delivering activities such as football, multi-sports, rounders and dance, all of which focus on building the physical skills of individuals and boosting their confidence in using local community sports provision, have been run in partnership with local leisure providers over the past two years.

Since September 2016, WWSET have been delivering a Monday morning football session at Wycombe Leisure Centre on behalf of Leap and as part of the Get Active programme. Following the success of this session, which is led by WWSET’s Social Inclusion manager Aqeel Akram, we were approached by Leap and asked to consider taking over the running of two additional Get Active multi-sports clubs, one based in Chesham and the other in Stoke Mandeville.

Considering that providing sports participation opportunities and improving the health of people in and around High Wycombe are central to WWSET’s charitable aims, we didn’t think twice about accepting!

WWSET recognise that sport and physical activity play a powerful role in the lives of people with disabilities, and with Stoke Mandeville Stadium in Buckinghamshire being the birthplace of the Paralympics, WWSET have an unprecedented opportunity to inspire people with disabilities to take part in sport and physical activity, as well as increasing their levels of social interaction and realising the multiple benefits that this can bring.

To date more than 250 adults with learning disabilities have accessed sport and physical activity sessions linked to the project, and WWSET are certainly hopeful that these numbers will increase going forward due to the new sessions we shall be delivering beginning in October 2017.

The exact details of the sessions WWSET will be delivering can be seen below but should you require any more information please feel free to call the WWSET office on 01494 455734, or email aqeel.akram@wwfc.com.

Day: Monday
Time: 11am – 12pm
Activity: Football
Venue: Wycombe Leisure Centre Sports Hall
Cost: £4 per session (1st session free)

Day: Tuesday
Time: 11.30am – 12.30pm
Activity: Multi-sports
Venue: Chesham Leisure Centre Sports Hall
Cost: £4.50 per session

Day: Tuesday
Time: 11am – 12pm
Activity: Multi-sports
Venue: Stoke Mandeville Stadium Sports Hall
Cost: £4.50 per session


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