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Inclusive Case Studies

Sense – Connecting Differently Through Sport Workshop (September 2019)

Sense is a national charity supporting people who are deafblind or have complex disabilities to communicate and experience the world. They believe that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential. Through their Sport England funded Sport Project they have developed a  training package called Connecting Differently Through Sport- a 3-hour workshop for those working with disabled people in sport and physical activity. They recently delivered the first one in this county and Midlands Sport Coordinator for Sense Callan Barber has given a write up for us. Sense Connecting Differently Through Sport case study

Freedom Leisure and FACET – Gym and Fitness Programme (September 2019)

Freedom Leisure, as part of its Active Communities function, in partnership with FACET, has established a bespoke gym and fitness programme for FACET students at The George Campbell Leisure Centre in March.The programme, which began on Wednesday 7th August, is held on a fortnightly basis between 1.30pm and 3pm, and provides an opportunity for students to access an affordable local sport and physical activity opportunity whilst also adding a new addition to the current programme at the leisure centre and encouraging inclusivity. Freedom Leisure and FACET September 2019

Clip ‘n’ Climb Cambridge Welcome all (April 2019)

Living Sport recently caught up with Clip ‘n Climb Cambridge and they explained what they have been working  to make their centre as inclusive and accessible for everyone as possible. Here is what they told us;  “We passionately share an ethos around inclusion for all, supporting groups and individuals to challenge themselves, and promoting healthy lifestyle activities.  We try and support as many people as possible through our regular climbing events, working with charities and groups, and through 1:1 activities.” Clip n Climb Cambridge Case Study April 2019

Golf becomes a Special Olympic Sport in Peterborough (Jan 2018)

We are pleased to report that Golf is now part of the Special Olympics sports in Peterborough. England Golf’s Club support officer for Cambridgeshire Marc Smith, Golf PGA professional from Thorpe Wood Suzanne Dickens and Kay Greenaway from Inspire Peterborough have shared their story with us on how they have made the project a success. To Read their story Special Olympics Peterborough Golf Case Study  ** Update October 2019** SOGB Peterborough – 2019 Update

Using the Gym if you have a disability:

Liam’s Gym Story

Liam goes to the Abbey gym in Cambridge, run by Better Leisure. Liam is a power chair user, the gym might not be the most easily accessible place to visit but Liam has had a great experience. He is keen to share his story and experience with others to inspire others to get active and use the gym. To read Liam’s story click here

Below are two case studies of mainstream clubs about the benefits of being a more inclusive club:

City of Cambridge Swimming Club

The Disability squad was formed in 2007 as an addition to the City of Cambridge Swimming Club (CoCSC). The main reason for starting the squad was the clubs desire to help disabled children achieve goals that they perhaps hadn’t thought attainable. We worked on the premise that once a child achieves a goal, in any sport, the confidence they gain is transferable to other parts of their life. The club got in contact with the LIVING SPORT’s Swimming Development Officer, who was able to assist them in how to get started. The club contacted Cambridge Disabled Kids Swimming Club, who teach beginners to swim. Developing this link gave a pathway for swimmers with disabilities to progress from learning to swim to become competitive swimmers within Cambridge.

Their case study can be found here

Hotshot Wheelies Wheelchair Basketball Club

The Cambridge School Sports Partnership, set up the Hotshot Wheelies as a Junior wheelchair basketball club through change 4 life, working closely with Chesterton Community College and Cambridge Regional College in 2010. The sessions started well and there was a core number of 8 young people attending the sessions, but the club struggled to make any more impact, as the initial club supporting was from outside the county and couldn’t give enough support in the longer term to enable the club to be sustained. It was decided to give the project a new kick start. But this time the Cambridge School Sport Partnership (SSP) teamed up with Living Sport the CSP, who and got the local Wheelchair basketball club Hereward Heat on board. With their head coach willing and able to give the time coach the sessions initially with a plan to get volunteers trained up to support and eventually go on to coach with the club. A sportivate bid was successfully applied for by the SSP to give the club 6 sessions of coaching and venue hire, as well as additional equipment purchase.

Their case study can be found here

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