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Learning Disability & Sport Workshop

Contact Name
Teresa Dalby
Contact Email
info@lrsport.org
Contact Telephone
01509564888

Location

SportPark, 3 Oakwood Drive
Loughborough
Loughborough
LE11 3QF

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Overview

When
Thu, 14 Jul 2016 (18:00 - 21:00)
Awareness training for sports coaches, physical activity and community group deliverers.

This workshop has been developed through a partnership between Mencap Sport and Special Olympics Great Britain, this workshop looks at learning disability and sport. It aims to help clubs, coaches and providers of sport understand how to support people with a learning disability to access sporting opportunities in an inclusive environment.

What does the workshop cover?

  • What is a learning disability?
  • The issues and barriers people with a learning disability face when accessing sport
  • Difference ways of communicating with people with a learning disability in sport
  • How to promote sport to people with a learning disability
  • How to promote sport to people with a learning disability
  • Different pathways and opportunities available in learning disability sport

Who is this workshop for?

  • This workshop is aimed at anyone who wants to know more about learning disability and sport, whether that is professional sports staff, coaches, club volunteers or leisure centre staff.

Quotes form previous workshop attendees:

'A good workshop that covered valuable points to increase my knowledge and confidence when working with people with a learning disability.

'A good insight into the difficulties faced by people with a learning disability and ways in which to overcome these barriers'.

Tags: Bookit, Disability

Partners

  • Safeguarding
    County Sport Network
    Blaby District Council
    Melton Borough Council
    Leicester City Council
  • British Heart Foundation
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    East Midlands Platform
    Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    Harborough District Council
  • Leicestershire County Council
    Sport England
    North West Leicestershire District Council
    Rutland County Council
    Loughborough University
  • QUEST
    Age UK L&R
    Equality Standard
    Charnwood Borough Council

Partners

  • British Heart Foundation
    Harborough District Council
  • County Sport Network
    East Midlands Platform
  • Leicester City Council
    Melton Borough Council
  • Sport England
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
  • Loughborough University
    Equality Standard
  • North West Leicestershire District Council
    Rutland County Council
  • Safeguarding
    QUEST
  • Charnwood Borough Council
    Age UK L&R
  • Leicestershire County Council
    Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
  • Blaby District Council