Funding boost helps Rugby charity offer sports to adults with disabilities - The Rugby Observer

Funding boost helps Rugby charity offer sports to adults with disabilities

Rugby Editorial 6th Mar, 2016 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016   0

A CHARITY offering activities for adults with disabilities has received a £9,000 boost to help continue their services.

New Directions accepted the lottery funding to go towards providing health and social activities for its service users at the Community Choices Network.

The charity is working with Midlands-based company Particip8 to provide sport, lifestyle and learning opportunities for all its guests.

Free multi-sport and physical activities will run every Monday and Thursday from 10am-12pm at Hill Street Youth and Community Centre.

Those taking part will have the opportunity to learn new skills, take up a hobby and socialise. There will also be enough funding to provide a qualified drama teacher for a year.

Acting Manager Andrea Hann said: “Service users benefit greatly from taking part in drama sessions, learning new skills, gaining confidence and improving communication.

“Sport and physical activities are essential to the health and well-being of our service users who we encourage to take part, try new sports, have fun and meet people.”

New Directions offers a range of services including home care, supported living, respite, day activities, residential services, dementia and transitional support to adults aged 16 and over with learning and physical disabilities, their families and carers.

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