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Uplifting Activities for 2021 from Sense

Uplifting Online Activities for 2021 from Sense - Just Book Once!

Uplifting activities for 2021 from Sense

Sense is back providing you with more accessible activities to keep you active and creative.

 

Live sessions

These take place at specific times and must be booked in advance. Follow the link for your chosen activity to book your place. We’ve changed how you book your live physical activity sessions. You now only have to book once, which confirms your place(s) for that activity every week until the final date listed on the booking page. Make a note of this date-you’ll need to sign up again for the next block of sessions once this date has passed.

For more or help please contact us on asw@sense.org.uk

Events

Tai Chi  Mondays

Day:  Mondays  Time:2 pm  – 3 pm

Equipment needed. Chair

Link to book: http://blindsport.uk/TaiChi
Enjoy gentle, flowing movements and channel positive energy, wher­ ever you are. Instructed by Miz Rahman. Can be completed seated,
or standing.
This is a live, virtual class, hosted on Zoom. To access the class, you will need to book through our online booking system. Please follow the above link to book your place.
If you are having trouble booking this session or accessing Zoom on the day, please contact Michael.barrett@sense.orq.uk or call 07976 707281

 

Boxing

Day:  Thursdays  Time: 10.45 am – 11.30 am

Link to book: http://blindsport.uk/OnlineBoxing

Equipment needed. None

A weekly online boxing class with Boxing Futures. This class will get your heart beating whilst you move and stretch along with instructor Sarah!
This is a live, virtual class, hosted on Zoom. To access the class, you will need to book through our online booking system. Please follow the above link to book your place.
If you are having trouble booking this session or accessing Zoom on the day,
please contact Chloe.brown@sense.orq.uk or call  07980 660 939

 

D/deaf Yoga for  Wellbeing (signed only)

Day: Thursdays  Time: 5 pm – 6 pm

Link to book:  https://blindsport.uk/DeafYoga

Equipment needed

  • Yoga mat or similar
  • Folded blanket
  • Cushions or similar, to support un­derneath your feet

This is a live, virtual class, hosted on Zoom. To access the class, you will need to book your place through our online booking system. Please follow the above link to book your
place. If you are having trouble booking this ses­sion or accessing Zoom on the day,
please contact Vlichael.barrett@sense.orq.uk or call 07976 707281

Drumming to Music

Day: Fridays Time: 2 pm – 3 pm

Link to book: http://blindsport.uk/Drum2Music

Equipment needed

  • Chair if desired (can be done  seated or standing)
  • 2 “drum sticks”- these could be wooden spoons, pens, or any­
    thing else you can find in your home

Get moving to the upbeat music, and practice your drumming skills using wooden spoons, pens, or whatever you have at home! This is a live, virtual class, hosted on Zoom. To access the class, you will need to book your place through our online booking system.

Please follow the above link to book your place.
If you are having trouble booking this session or accessing Zoom on the day, please contact Paul.downes@sense.orq.uk or call 07970 339871

 

Exercise Through Dance

Day: Saturdays,  Time: 11 am—11,45am

Link to book: https://blindsport.uk/ExerciseDance

Equipment needed. None

Coach: Step Change Studios

Have fun whilst getting active, learning new routines from Bollywood to Hip-Hop. This inclusive class is suitable for all ability levels and can be done seated or standing.
This is a live, virtual class, hosted on Zoom. To access the class, you will need to book your place through our online booking system. Please follow the above link to book your place.

If you are having trouble booking this session or accessing Zoom on the day, please contact  Michael.barrett@sense.orq.uk or  call 07976 707281

 

Active at Home

Sense have been working with Disability Rights UK and Durham University to create some pre-recorded videos suitable for disabled people and people with long term health conditions.

Starting from 5th January, we are kicking off our Active at Home workouts with four series of different workouts. Check out the timetable below, and visit the DRUK YouTube channel here: https://blindsport.uk/GYAYoutube

Pre-recorded videos:

these can be watched at a time to suit you. All you need is a device and an internet connection-just follow along with the instructor on screen, pausing the video to complete a section if necessary. Click the link for your chosen activity to view it on YouTube.

Exercise Through Dance

Dance sessions to get you moving with expert instructors from Para Dance UK, taking you through inclusive, easy to learn dance routines to popular mu­ sic! This session is for all ability levels, ensuring disabled and sensory impaired people can participate and be active.

Sequence & cool down with Vicki Link:  http://blindsport.uk/ParaDance
Duration: 16 mins

 

Seated Dance Episode A Captioned and Audio Described

Join choreographer Sundeep Saini with a brand new dance routine to try out!

These sessions are delivered seated to support access and mobility needs. This week, Sunny is showing us a routine set to ‘Disco Inferno’.

Link:  http://blindsport.uk/SeatedDance

 

#ForgottenFamilies – Campaign with Sense!

#ForgottenFamilies - Campaign with Sense!

#ForgottenFamilies

 Sense is calling on the government to reinstate community support that disabled adults and their families need

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, disabled people and their families have been forgotten and left without sufficient support, information and communication about services available. The support that disabled adults and their families would usually access has stopped – with many services closing overnight without warning. Day services, one to one support in the community, specialist medical support in the home and short breaks/respite were all stopped, and many families are still without this vital support with no sign of it returning.

The government has failed to give clear guidance for how services can continue to operate and offer support to the families that need it most.

Throughout the pandemic, these families have been forgotten and there is no clear plan for how services can and will restart. Many services won’t be able to operate in the same way but families still need support and this must be delivered in new and creative ways.

Through  Sense’s #ForgottenFamilies campaign, we’re calling on the government to reinstate flexible community support that disabled people and their families need.

Take Action

With Sense, Jane and Faith are calling on the government to act now to reinstate services and support that #ForgottenFamilies like theirs urgently need.

Join them in signing their letter to Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock, to make sure families aren’t left on their own for any longer.

 

a recent survey with over 1000 families and carers found that:

  • 62% of families and carers have taken on additional caring responsibilities during the pandemic
  • 75% of disabled adults cared for at home received no information about their support and care being reduced prior to it happening
  • A third (33%) of families and carers said there has been an increase in behaviour that challenges by their disabled family member or friend due to the reduction in support
  • A third (34%) of families have not had any care or support reinstated since lockdown has been lifted

Hearing from families

Jane’s family were impacted when their usual support for their 20-year-old daughter, Faith was stopped without any notice.

“The hardest thing has been watching Faith regress during this period. She’s rocking back and forth a lot more and making loud noises, behaviour that was rare before the lockdown. As a parent and carer, you just get on with it, but I’ve really struggled at times, especially with the lack of information about when Faith’s support will be reinstated.”

What we’re calling for

We’re calling on government to recognise that community support has been withdrawn for many families during the Coronavirus pandemic and that local services can’t operate as they used to. We want to government to outline a clear way forward and take action to deliver the support and care that disabled people and their families need.

We want to see:

  • Government taking clear action and outlining next steps for how they will reintroduce community services and other support that families and carers need
  • Government providing specific and clear information and increased communication with disabled people and their families about any changes or reinstatement of services going forward
  • Government providing necessary funding, support and resources to LAs to flexibly deliver care and support for disabled people and their families

 

 

Residentials Breaks 11-17 18 -24 yrs

Residential breaks for young people with vision impairment

2020 Residentials Breaks for 11-17 and 18-24 yrs with  Vision England

Vision England have 6-night residential opportunities and a FREE Come and Have a Go Day event for people aged 11-24 with a visual impairment

Vision England, a Sense run (National Lottery Community Funded Project), supports young people and young adults to learn more about their environment by taking part in conservation activities like tree planting and coppicing and other activities like , hikingand hiking and camping – a fantastic opportunity to learn more about nature, as well as spending time with peers.

Below is Anna’s YouTube VLOG of her experience on Vision England last year!

Please note, to be eligible the young person must have a visual impairment. Due to the venue and the activities, the residentials are not suited for those with mobility needs. Priority goes to young people who haven’t been on Vision England before, however, please still apply as there may be spaces available nearer the time of the residential.

Young people will also have the opportunity to complete a John Muir certificate, which is an environmental qualification.

Locations:

  • 11 April – 17 April 2020, Residential for 18-24 year olds, Preston Montford Field Centre, Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Download the 18-24 yrs form in word  format:
Sense Vision England Holidays 2020 Application Form 18-24 (69kb)

  • Thursday 7 May 2020  – FREE Come and Have a Go Day for 11-17 year olds – Castle Head, Lake District
  • 27 July – 2 August 2020, Residential for 11-17 year olds, Juniper Hall Field Centre, Dorking, Surrey
  • 2 August – 8 August 2020, Residential for 11-17 year olds, Preston Montford Field Centre, Shrewsbury, Shropshire
  • 16 August – 22 August 2020, Residential for 11-17 year olds, Castle Head Field Centre, Grange-Over-Sands, Lake District

Download the 11-17 yrs  form in word  format:
Sense Vision England Holidays 2020 Application Form 11-17 (70kb)

Cost:  £25

For more information: 07816 599 260 or visionengland@sense.org.uk

 How to apply Download an application form from www.sense.org.uk/visionengland

Have a watch of Anna’s YouTube VLOG of her experience on Vision England last year! here

 

Free Inclusive Football 18 March

Inclusive VI Football at Coram's fields 2020
Venue:
Coram's Fields Football Pitch, 93 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1DN
Time:
4.30 pm - 5.30 pm
Phone:
0203 3842 209
Date:
18th March 2020
Cost:
FREE


Metro Blind Sport advises checking the latest government Coronavirus advice: link here also to phone or email the event contact in advance, if you intend to attend any event to check for an events cancellation and/or possible rescheduling Information.

Free Inclusive Football for 6-14 years olds.

Who:  For anyone 6-14 years old. This session is aimed at children and young people with a disability and their siblings
When: Every Wednesday  during school terms   –  Time:  4.30 pm – 5.30 pm
Where: Coram’s Fields Football Pitch, 93 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1DN
What: Free Inclusive football session which is being run by Coram’s Field and partnered with Arsenal Football Club and Sense.

Metro would always advise to phone or email the event contacts to confirm there have been no last-minute changes or cancellations.

Contact  edel@coramsfields.org.uk or call 0203 3842 209

 

Free Inclusive Football 11 March

Inclusive VI Football at Coram's fields 2020
Venue:
Coram's Fields Football Pitch, 93 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1DN
Time:
4.30 pm - 5.30 pm
Phone:
0203 3842 209
Date:
11th March 2020
Cost:
FREE


Free Inclusive Football for 6-14 years olds.

Who:  For anyone 6-14 years old. This session is aimed at children and young people with a disability and their siblings
When: Every Wednesday  during school terms   –  Time:  4.30 pm – 5.30 pm
Where: Coram’s Fields Football Pitch, 93 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1DN
What: Free Inclusive football session which is being run by Coram’s Field and partnered with Arsenal Football Club and Sense.

Metro would always advise to phone or email the event contacts to confirm there have been no last-minute changes or cancellations.

Contact  edel@coramsfields.org.uk or call 0203 3842 209