Welcome to Sporting Challenge, we are a group of parent/carers who from 2008 have been providing sporting activities for around 52 people aged over 16 with learning disabilities in West Lancashire to keep them fit and healthy.
These evening and weekend activities include Ten Pin Bowling, Aerobics, Swimming and Boccia/Kurling at local Sports Centres. Many people with a learning disability don’t take part in any exercise activity because the family/carers who support them are not motivated or are unable to take them on such activities and they can’t go on their own.
We provide Sessional Workers who will collect them from where they live, support the people whilst they are at the sports centres and then return them home after the activities.
The regular physical activities and social contact improves peoples’ health, mental and physical well being leading to further opportunities as their confidence and independence skills grow.
The parent carer will be also to be able to have a short break each week improving their quality of life and general well-being. The people taking part in these events are asked to make a contribution towards the cost of each activity.
We hold regular meetings with the people we provide the activities for and their parents so we can discuss the outcomes and any improvements that may be made.
Also we work with Local Statuary and Voluntary Bodies to ensure that we are helping to meet the needs of the community. We feel that that by providing these activities for people with learning disabilities we have really made a difference to their quality of life.
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