Our Sport England funded ‘Disability Active’ project continues to support local adults (16+) with a physical or learning disability to access and sustain participation in physical activity, through supported gym and swim sessions.
It’s great to hear how our projects are benefitting local people, one of our participants Ricci-Melissa Somers commented:
I suffer with Ataxia which is a neurological disorder that affects my balance coordination and speech. I really look forward to my Disability Active Swim session every week; the atmosphere is relaxing & friendly.
I share the pool with Richard who has Autism and he completely makes my day! He gives me confidence, sings down the pool to me, we have fun and encourage each other.
The water makes me feel safe; I don't have to think about my surroundings. I have full support from my Instructor Katie with my coordination which is great.
The steam room helps me with my anxiety & let's me control that over powering feeling you get when you first go in. The sauna helps me with my sciatica the way the hot slats are placed on my back is like having a heated physiotherapy session.
I don't know what I would do without my sessions, I walk out refreshed, confident and like I can take on the world!
Thank you The Park Club