Report: Disability Sports Programmes From Calderdale Sports Services

This update is from Calderdale Sports Services:

With Covid-19 regulations restricting the delivery of sports centre based disability sports programmes during the past 18 months, contact was maintained with maintained with families and partners ensuring that alternative provision and opportunities continued throughout the period of restrictions.

Over 100 families benefitted from the following initiatives along with schools, family support teams and supported living settings.

  • Home distribution of ‘Sporty Goody Bags’ appropriate for home and garden- based activities
  • Virtual class delivery
  • A 4-week summer scheme in coordination with Ravenscliffe High School
  • Adapted cycling & sports at Spring Hall
  • Outdoor family sports sessions

Working around the restrictions implemented in November and the delivery of disability sport being exempt from outdoor sport restrictions, session delivery was more regular and included;

  • Inclusive dance
  • Athletics
  • Football
  • Indoor climbing
  • Cycling
  • Karate

A new 3-year Service level Agreement was agreed in April 2021 with Commissioning & Partnerships CYPS which covers delivery and expansion of a wide range of disability specific and inclusive mainstream programmes coordinated by the Disability Sports Development Team.

Following the easing of restrictions, Sports Service facilities re-opening and renewed partnership working with key partners and Calderdale voluntary sports clubs, a regular programme of sport & leisure activities is now available for SEND children, young people and adults throughout the authority.

For further information and details of programmes and session please contact Debbie Greenwood, Disability Sports Development Officer debbie.greenwood@calderdale.gov.uk