Posted: Tue, 11 Jun 2019 17:30
Twilight Games Wins Community Fund Grant
Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport are pleased to announce that they have received funding through the National Lottery Community Fund to deliver the Twilight Games programme in a further 20 care homes and 8 community groups across Leicestershire, Leicester City and Rutland.
This funding will allow Leicester-Shire and Rutland Sport to work with care homes and enable residents with lower mobility levels to enjoy sport and physical activity. We will also deliver the programme within community settings in Leicester City aiming to reach those harder to reach communities.
Twilight Games has been running since 2016. The purpose of the programme is to enable residents in care homes the opportunity to take part in physical activity in a fun, social and safe environment. The aim is to enhance the day to day life of participants helping to address their physical mobility and co-ordination and to support their mental health and wellbeing.
The games include Boccia, Sitting Volleyball, Audio Basketball and Bean Bag Target and are all specifically adapted so that everyone, regardless of their level of ability and mobility, can take part.
The funding received through the Community Fund will enable Leicester-Shire and Rutland Sport to deliver training to care home staff and volunteers within community settings, giving them the confidence to successfully deliver the activities. All equipment and resources will be provided which will allow them to play the games on a regular basis.
To enhance the experience of being involved in the Twilight Games regular competitive opportunities will be available for all groups to take part in, whether this is at a central venue or within their own setting.