Swimming And Activity Sessions In Runcorn For Disabled Young People

Swimming and mixed sporting activities for young people with Additional Needs at Beechwood Community Centre, Beechwood Avenue, Runcorn, WA7 3HB
Saturdays 4.30pm – 6.30pm

This is a Short Breaks programme supported by Halton Borough Council. Sport Works will run weekly swimming and sporting activities, the sessions will provide fun and safe activities which will also allow young people (4-18 year olds) with additional needs the opportunity to increase their health, coordination skills and water confidence. The sessions also seek to achieve broader objectives around improving personal confidence and levels of socialisation, if appropriate.
For more information about the work that Sports Work do please go to www.sportworksltd.co.uk/mcrandcheshire.

Session content.
Between 4.30pm and 5.30pm will be based indoors and the hour will consist of fun based sports and multi skills activities, modified appropriately to maximise inclusion.
Then between 5.30pm and 6.30pm, following a clothing change, will have exclusive access to the pool and the emphasis of this hour will be fun, play and water confidence. Staff will join the young people in the pool in addition to the supervision of the Centre’s Lifeguard.
At 6.30pm the session will end.

What do I need to bring?
Sports activities, your child(ren) will need trainers/sports shoes, but in terms of clothing this can be casual or activity clothes, whatever is their preference. 
Swimming, your child(ren) will need usual swimming attire, floats/armbands etc are optional

Do I need to stay?
Yes. In the short term we are asking all parents/carers to stay in the activity area or in the café near the pool area, whilst staff get to know your child(ren) and to ensure a smooth start. As soon as possible staff will advise when you are free to take advantage of other facilities at the centre, however will ask that you remain contactable and on site at all times. Sport Works staff are not permitted to take any young people to the toilet nor assist with any changing before or after swimming.

Costs and how to pay.
To allow flexibility for as many people as possible Spprts Work offer 2 options, advance payment and ‘pay on the door’.

Advance payment (8 sessions)
£32 (£4 per 2 hour session)
£24 swim only (£3 per 1 hour session)


Pay ‘on the door’
£5 per 2 hour session
Swim only - £4 per 1 hour session

Sport Works are happy to offer a taster session in advance of any upfront payment if it helps and to make sure you and your child are happy at the sessions.

Are non-disabled siblings welcome?
Subject to available places yes, where possible they like to encourage a family outing.

How do I attend?
Please fill in an Additional Needs Form and send it by email or post to jon@sportworksltd.co.uk , upon receipt your place will be confirmed. If you require this form please email Jon at Sport Works and he will email you one out.

If you have any questions about this programe please feel free to contact Jon Uttley at Sport Works at any time. jon@sportworksltd.co.uk or 07539 851326

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Halton & St Helens VCA 

Halton Office: 01928 592 405
St Maries
Lugsdale Road

St Helens Office: 01744 457100 
2nd Floor Beacon Building
College Street
St Helens
WA10 1TF

Email: info@haltonsthelensvca.org.uk


Halton & St Helens VCA is an infrastructure organisation that provides advice, information and development support services to voluntary, community, not-for-profit and faith organisations and volunteers in the Boroughs of St Helens and Halton.