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NEW Inclusive Boccia Sessions

Boccia is a very inclusive sport where players propel a ball with the aim of getting closest to the jack. It is a sport that is played whilst seated – easy to play, but tricky to play well! Where: Studio 2 at Mid Suffolk Leisure Centre, Stowmarket, IP14 1LH. When: Thursdays 1.30-3.00, starting on 19th January 2023 (first block of sessions until 23rd March). Cost: The first session on 19th January is FREE, so why not come along and give…


Social care activity pack

Get Yourself Active is a programme funded by Sport England, led by Disability Rights UK working with social care, health and sport sectors to support disabled people to get active. View or download the activity pack which includes information and resources to support Disabled people to be active. Download button not displaying? Click here to view on the Get Yourself Active website: https://getyourselfactive.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/GYA-Social-Care-Activity-Pack-Full.pdf More information about Get Yourself Active Get Yourself Active is a programme run by the leading national user-led pan-disability charity Disability Rights…


Social care activity pack from Get Yourself Active

Get Yourself Active is a programme funded by Sport England, led by Disability Rights UK working with social care, health and sport sectors to support disabled people to get active. View or download the activity pack which includes information and resources to support Disabled people to be active. Download button not displaying? Click here to view on the Get Yourself Active website: https://getyourselfactive.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/GYA-Social-Care-Activity-Pack-Full.pdf More information about Get Yourself Active Get Yourself Active is a programme run by the leading national…

Climber Pip Rowlands climbing rocks giving a thumbs up to the camera


Pip Climbs Her Mountain

One of the big challenges facing organisations putting on para events is deciding how to categorise the endless variety of disabilities to maximise access and fairness for all. It’s a difficult task. Story and video shared by Dimensions The decision went against rock climber Pip Rowlands, when ‘learning disabilities’ was removed as a para-climbing category in 2018, forcing her to compete in open events. One response could have been to complain, or drop out. But Pip – who has severe…

winter Paralympians competing in the games


2022 Paralympic Winter Games

4 – 13 March: Beijing, China. The 2022 Paralympic Winter Games will follow the most successful in ParalympicsGB’s history, when we returned from PyeongChang 2018 with a superb seven medals. ParalympicsGB reveals one of its biggest Winter Paralympic team ParalympicsGB has confirmed one of the biggest British teams ever to compete at a Paralympic Winter Games. ParalympicsGB will have a team size of 25 for the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games, the biggest since Lillehammer 1994. Live on Channel 4…

empty sports hall with a basketball hoop and various court layouts


Adult Multi-Sport Disability Sessions

Ipswich Town Community Trust are delighted to be able to offer two FREE to attend Adult Multi-Sport Disability Sessions in Ipswich. This project is funded through Active Suffolk and Sport England. “We will be offering a range of fun activities from Boccia to Football to allow our participants to try a range of activities!” Please find session information and booking links below: Whitton Sports Centre:Wednesday – 2:00 – 3:00pm– https://www.participant.co.uk/ipswichcommunitytrust/event/adult-_disability_sessions-_multi-sports_06102021 Murrayside Community Centre: Friday – 2:00 – 3:00pm– https://www.participant.co.uk/ipswichcommunitytrust/event/adultdisability_multisports Sessions will run…

a young woman with down syndrome at a yoga studio


5 Stories that celebrate people with Down syndrome

October is Down Syndrome Month and a perfect time to recognize how much those with developmental challenges enrich the world. Words from aleteia.org In a bid to help raise awareness, feel free to share their incredible stories with your friends and family! Demonstrating faith This 28-year-old put her heart and soul into copying out the Bible. Her efforts took a level of dedication that very few of us can attest to having. Woman with Down syndrome copied out the entire…

the olympic rings in front of the Olympic stadium in Tokyo


Evie Edwards – Paralympian heading to Tokyo

Extract from blog which originally appeared on the Stowmarket Town Council website, here: https://bit.ly/3guSX0l “Last week we were lucky enough to join Paralympian Evie Edwards at her regular training session in our Community Centre. Evie is a world-class boccia player who will soon be flying off to Japan with her eight teammates to compete for Team GB at this year’s games!” Boccia is a Paralympic sport which has no Olympic equivalent. The athletes kick, throw or use a ramp to shoot a ball…


Felixstowe becomes a PING! Town

Suffolk’s second PING! Town was officially launched in Felixstowe with the opening of 8 outdoor tennis tables sited throughout the town. The tables – located at 6 key play areas in the Town along with 2 in the heart of the town centre at Great Eastern Square – have been made possible thanks to a wider partnership between Table Tennis England, Suffolk County Council led Most Active County Partnership – which will see increasing numbers of tables located in a…


Most Active County Outreach Programme

A message from Most Active County: Most Active County (MAC) is a unique partnership of local authorities, public sector bodies, the voluntary sector and private companies in Suffolk which has been established to begin to turn the tide of inactivity. Find out more about MAC The MAC partnership has been responsible for bringing many large and small scale, mass participation events to the county, characterised by a programme of activity wrapped around them to encourage and inspire people to be active.…


Active April 2021

Keeping active is a great way to boost our mental wellbeing. So this month, Action for Happiness are encouraging everyone to get moving and get outdoors as much as possible. Whatever your circumstances, you can find your own simple ways to be more active. There is a new-look Active April calendar full of ideas to help you breathe, stretch, move and enjoy simple actions to help you feel better! You can download the calendar by clicking the blue download button…


Hold your own sport event

For this year’s Learning Disability Week Mencap have created a guide on holding your own sport event. Learning Disability Week is 17th – 23rd June 2019 If you fancy holding your own football match or relay race or sport day then check out Mencap guide. It doesn’t matter if your event is big or small as long as you have fun and share photos on social media!

People on bench holding sport equipment


Learning Disability Week 2019

Learning Disability Week 2019 will take place from 17 to 23 June and the theme will be sport and inclusion. A survey from Mencap found that 49% of people with learning disabilities wanted to spend more time outside. The survey also found 18% of people with learning disabilities felt lonely and cut off from others. Sport is a great way of getting out, having fun, and meeting people. Mencap has created a map showing where events will be taking place…

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