Corby & Towcester to host first Inclusive Activity Programme Workshops in Northamptonshire
Posted: Tue, 08 Jan 2019 12:00
Northamptonshire Sport have launched two new Inclusive Activity Programme (IAP) courses in Corby and Towcester to help people from a range of backgrounds to better understand how physical activity can be adapted if required to include disabled people and those with long term health conditions. The course has also been designed to make them aware of existing opportunities available for them to be active in and around the local area.
The IAP is being coordinated at a national level by the Activity Alliance and is aimed at three different target audiences which are outlined below:
- The Community Sector e.g. Disabled People's Organisations and community groups
- Health and care professionals e.g. Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists
- The Coaching Family e.g. qualified coaches, activators and volunteers
The details for the two course are:
- Sunday 3rd February from 10am – 1pm at Hazelwood Neighbourhood Centre, Gainsborough Road, Corby.
- Sunday 10th February from 11am – 2pm at Towcester Centre for Leisure
The IAP courses are mainly practical workshops which are 3 hours long and delivered by qualified Tutors provided by UK Coaching who have all got high levels of experience in delivering activities to disabled people.
Northamptonshire Sport's Lead Officer for Disability Development Graeme Wilson said of the IAP courses:
"It's great to be able to offer this new course to individuals and organisations around Northamptonshire. One of the biggest barriers to physical activity we are informed of by disabled people is the lack of understanding by people delivering opportunities in how they can adapt a session to include them. Equally family members, carers, support workers, healthcare professionals and others closely associated to the disabled people thinking that they shouldn't be taking part in physical activity for the fear of them hurting themselves. We want to use the IAP to help breakdown some of these barriers and remove the myths, so more disabled people in Northamptonshire can enjoy all the benefits of being physically active!"
For more information on the courses or to book please follow the links below.