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Splash & Dance
‘’Splash and Dance has been a huge success in engaging a diverse range of people with varying degrees of disabilities to use the community facilities at their disposal. Giving them the chance to try new things in a safe, welcoming and supportive environment. The chance to meet up with old friends and make new ones has been vital in the prevention of social isolation. Combining social interaction with active sessions to improve the general wellbeing of individuals attending.’’
Community Connect Worker

DESCRIPTION

Splash & Dance was a People's Health Trust funded project that developed dance and swimming activities within Chase Leisure Centre for people with additional needs.

A dance practitioner worked with a pilot group of participants to develop the dance programme and also mentored a leisure centre member of staff member to take on the running of the group. Trainign sessions in autism awareness and signing were also held for Inspiring Healthy Lifestyles staff across Cannock Chase facilities.

The session still continues and is now incorporated into Chase Active Friday, a dedicated day for people with additional needs.

OUR ROLE:

Support of community group to write funding bid, and working with partners to spot gaps in provision. Corodination of pilot initiative, identifying training needs across facilities, and creation of suitable marketing material. Ensuring sustainability of project after completion of funding.

PARTNERS:

Chase Leisure Centre
Sportability Group
People's Health Trust
Chase Day Service

CREATIVE:

Reflections Dance

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