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1Life at SMS works with LEAP to provide Leisure activities for adults with learning disabilities

Sport and physical activity play a powerful role in the lives of people with disabilities. With Stoke Mandeville Stadium in Buckinghamshire being the birthplace of the Paralympics, we have an unprecedented opportunity to inspire people of all ages with disabilities to take part in sport and physical activity, whether as a participant or as sports coaches and activity leaders.

The Get Active programme supports adults with learning disabilities to be more active. LEAP in partnership with local leisure providers including 1Life, it focuses on building the physical skills of individuals and boosting their confidence in using local community sports provision.

To date more than 250 adults with learning disabilities have accessed sport and physical activity sessions linked to the project. Among them is Adrian, who enjoys football, two different multi sports sessions and rounders each week. For him it’s an opportunity to meet other people who share his love of sport.

For many carers and professionals it offers all the benefits, both socially and physically, of being more active.

Frequently asked questions about the Get Active sessions. 

Get Active session details:

Mondays
Football
Wycombe Leisure Centre Sports Hall
11am – 12pm
£4.50 per session
(In partnership with Wycombe Wanderers Sport & Education Trust)

Tuesdays
Multi Sports
Chesham Leisure Centre Sports Hall
10.30am – 11.30am
£4.50 per session (Restarts Tuesday 24th January)

Multi Sports
Stoke Mandeville Stadium, Sports Hall
7pm – 8pm
£4.50 per session

 Wednesdays
Dance
Aqua Vale Dance Studio, Aylesbury
12.30pm – 1.30pm
£4.50 per session

Thursdays
Dance
Wycombe Leisure Centre Sports Hall
11am – 12pm
£4.50 per session

Multi Sports (Outdoor activities including Nordic walking & fitness based exercises)
Amersham King George V Playing Fields
2pm – 3pm
£2 per session (Starting Thursday 2nd February 2017)

Fridays
Multi Sports
Bletchley Leisure Centre
11am – 12pm
£3 per session (Starting Friday 20th January 2017)
(In partnership with MK Dons SET)

Please note interested participants simply need to turn up and take part to attend a session. The first couple of sessions are also FREE to make sure the participant feels comfortable and is having fun.

If you’d more information on the above sessions, take a look at the frequently asked questions about Get Active sessions or contact 01296 585215 or email Sion Kitson on skitson@leapwithus.org.uk

“Get Active is a great deal of fun with lots of keep fit training and structured activities geared towards people with learning disabilities. It gives them the chance to access sports that would otherwise be denied in their lives.”

Penny Checker, Day Opportunities Worker