We’ve reached an impressive milestone, taking part in 600 sessions with Disability Sports Coach. We’ve been working with the charity, who provide physical activity opportunities for disabled people, since 2016. Their fun activities have always been hugely popular with our students and kept them moving at home via Zoom during lockdown. We’re currently attending sessions virtually, signing in three times a week from our training sites. And we’re looking forward to in-person sessions again as they’re gradually re-introduced.
Charlotte Webby, Share’s Wellbeing Coordinator said, ‘Disability Sports Coach provides an excellent way for people to get moving and improve their physical health. Just as importantly, and possibly what we notice more, is the effect the sessions have on their mental health. It’s a chance for students to express themselves through movement and wind down after a day of learning. Students are noticeably more light and spirited after a session.’
Disability Sports Coach Partnership Manager, Hugh Elsegood, commented, 'We are delighted to have worked in partnership with Share for so many years and to have helped many of their members lead healthier and more active lifestyles. Let’s hope our partnership continues for many more years to come.'
This is what some of our students had to say:
‘I like doing workouts on Zoom, it keeps me busy.’ – Ella
‘It's nice to get involved in activities. We get to do different kinds of things. We get to listen to music we want. Debbie explains things clearly. The activity gets done in real time.’ - Nigel
‘They played my song I like!’ – Shawn
‘I can do this!’ – Claire
‘My favourite zoom session is the exercise. I can log into Zoom by myself. I like exercising with my friends on the screen.’ – Rehan
Find out more about Disability Sports Coach and the services they provide.