Sense Active – Supporting people with complex disabilities to live life to the full

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Posted: Thu, 25 Mar 2021 14:17

Sense Active – Supporting people with complex disabilities to live life to the full

National charity 'Sense' work to support people with complex disabilities, and those who are deafblind, to learn to communicate, express themselves and develop the skills to enable them to live life to the full. We believe that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential.

The Sense Active team have recently appointed Alice Miller as the new Sport & Physical Activity Coordinator for the South West to help deliver their 3 year Sport England funded project Sense, Active, Together. The project has 3 main outcomes:

  1. Provide lifelong opportunities for people with complex disabilities to take part in sport and physical activity ​
  2. Influence and equip the sports and health sector to enable more sustainable opportunities ​
  3. Develop insight in measuring and evaluating the benefits of sport and physical activity for people with complex disabilities

Sense currently have a programme of virtual activity sessions which are open to anyone with visual, hearing or physical impairments to attend. You can view current sessions and book online here.

There are also a number of resources which help organisations and individuals to deliver activities suitable for the people they support. These include a Sensory Exercises poster, Making Walks Sensory, Making Sense of MiniGames and Making Sense of Yoga – you can view the resources here.

Alice will be working both with community groups and Sense services across the South West, including those in Poole, Havant and Seaton, to provide new opportunities for people with complex disabilities to get active. She is looking to connect with local sports providers, coaches, disability organisations and charities to support the delivery of this project. If you are interested in linking up, or require support in setting up sport & physical activity provision for this target group, then please contact Alice:

E: alice.miller@sense.org.uk
T: 07813 014414.

To find out more about Sense and what we do please visit www.sense.org.uk

Tags: Sense Active, disability, inclusion, physical activity

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