This week, 115 Community Club members across London and the surrounding areas are receiving specialist home equipment packs as part of our #DSCAtHome programme. Today, we have also launched the second instalment of our Home Activity Programme, with several brand new bespoke activity cards available free to download.
We have also delivered 115 more equipment packs to Community Club members in Wandsworth, Tower-Hamlets, Lambeth and Sutton, taking our total number of packs sent out so far to 320.
In addition to this, we are continuing to run our bi-weekly live Zoom workouts and Social Saturday catch-ups for its members – along with new faces from as far afield as Morocco and Israel.
We have also supported a range of community sports organisations during lockdown, such as Roots and Shoots in Lambeth, Marion Richardson Primary School, Share in Wandsworth, and the Tower Hamlets Primary School holiday programme.
CEO Peter Ackred explains: “By delivering sports equipment to homes, we are helping to break down the accessibility barrier that is a large factor in why only 17% of disabled people played sport once a week before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. During lockdown, with community sports facilities closed, disabled people have been more susceptible than ever to isolation and loneliness.
“Through our work with our Community Clubs, we know how powerful sport can be in empowering disabled people to stay healthy and connected. That’s why we created the #DSCAtHome programme, to support and inspire our members to remain engaged with physical activity in this challenging time.”
So far, the #DSCAtHome programme has reached over 500 people. We have provided over 600 minutes of online activities, and over 250 home activity programmes have been downloaded in phase one. Now, with a new installation of the programme released and more equipment being sent out, the project is going from strength to strength.
A parent of one Community Club member said of the programme: “The options for our child to have access to meaningful and fun activities are very small. The equipment pack and online sessions from Disability Sports Coach are a lifeline. They bring her much joy and make her and our worlds a little bigger and brighter.”
With a brand new Home Activity Programme ready to download, we can’t wait to see what the next few months holds for the Disability Sports Coach community. If you are a member, coach, volunteer, parent or carer, keep an eye out for a fun new activity we will be announcing later this week to celebrate this exciting launch!
To download the complete Home Activity Programme, click here.
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