Virginia House awarded Together Fund grant
Virginia House, a day service for people with learning disabilities in Louth, have been awarded a £1,195 grant from Sport England’s Together Fund. The funding will increase the physical activity opportunities available to their service users, allowing them to realise the benefits of physical activity.
The funding will support a number of people within the service who have complex needs and ongoing health needs with limited movement, who are the people are typically unable to access any physical activity opportunities. Participants will be able to enjoy Rebound Therapy at Meridian Leisure Centre. Rebound Therapy involves the therapeutic use of trampolines, which can facilitate movement, improve balance and impact muscle tone.
The funding will allow the trampolines at Meridian Leisure Centre to be repaired as well as covering the cost of venue hire, and to train staff in rebound therapy so delivery can continue.
A representative from Virginia House commented:
As a service we thrive on supporting the individuals to have the opportunity to enjoy life to the full and the importance of health and well-being. As a day service it’s about the person not the system, we work hard every day to understand their wishes and incorporate them into the activities we do at the service.
Outcomes of the project will include:
- To increase physical activity of participants -for an hour once a week.
- For participants to be able to access the local community and facilities and be part of and present in the community.
- To support this physical activity to continue, and train staff to be able to continue the delivery of it.
- For participants to have fun and a gain a sense of achievement.
Find out more about the funding and successful programmes here.