SPC (project contract managers) and partners, Energize (County Sports Partnership), Shropshire Disability Network (SDN), Headway Shropshire, South Shropshire Furniture Scheme, Shropshire Football Association and Shropshire Public Health are delighted that the Shropshire Inclusively Fit project (IFP) is going from strength to strength as it enters year three of the four year project.
The project aims to make sport & physical activity more accessible to disabled people by providing a web based resource, of what’s available, transport & equipment support and most of all a volunteer buddy to go along with for the first few visits. We all know how difficult it can be walking into a gym or sports club for the first time.
With a new BeActive directory link on the SDN website, users can now identify and join accessible activities that can promote health and wellbeing.https://shropshire-disability.net/venues/
Year two amongst many other activities, saw how the Empathy Sportivate Innovation fund engaged with over 30 children aged 11-16 with Autism, most of them being completely inactive before joining the project.
We have a new ‘Active Hubs’ pilot project, which will engage with a variety of settings including care homes, day centres and inactive community groups throughout Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin with the aim of supporting local organisations in sustaining activity themselves.
Staff will get the opportunity to attend an Inclusive Community Training workshop to build on their skills and knowledge to continue the activities delivered using equipment provided through the project. To get involved in this fantastic, free opportunity, please contact Jessica Lightwood IFP Officer, using the information below. We are currently looking for group settings to start from May 2017.
To find out more call Jessica on 01743 297193 or email:email@example.com
Watch this space for some video case studies showing the incredible impact the IFP has had on some inactive people with disabilities.