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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

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

Partners

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