The Horner Foundation supports not for profit organizations in our four regions to foster positive youth development through out of school time (OST) and experiential learning opportunities.
Horner Foundation have funded two projects with Inspire:
EQUIP project ran from August 2015 to March 2018, thanks to a grant from the Horner Foundation. Inspire Peterborough, in partnership with the Peterborough YMCA Gym, offered young people aged 12-18 a toolkit for life. E-QUIP worked with “children at risk” (not in education, employment or training; disabled, over-weight or obese; affected by mental health/self-esteem issues; having long term health conditions), to provide a pathway of opportunity to gain meaningful qualifications (from first aid to level 1 and 2 fitness instructor and healthy lifestyle) and develop skills that would otherwise be out of reach. The programme provided 69 young people with new qualifications and skills to inspire them to become leading role models for their peers and in the greater community, providing the tools to apply for apprenticeships in the fitness and sports industry and igniting a passion for their future.
Our current project is Special Olympics from September 2017 to August 2019. Special Olympics Peterborough will offer every young person age 12 to 25 years with a learning disability in Peterborough the following:
- Opportunity to take part in fun and safe sport and leisure activity to improve their own health and wellbeing
- Provide more choice about which sport and leisure activity, where they can undertake it at a cost which is affordable
- Be inclusive so the whole family and carers can take part in the sport and activity to improve social skills
- Offer volunteering opportunities and our EQUIP sports coaching courses to provide new skills, improving independence and qualifications for life
The YMCA Gym at the Cresset, Bretton, provides sessions for people with long term conditions and disabilities. Working alongside a volunteer and family members/care workers who support them through their exercise session, on a one-to-one basis. The gym also work closely with the local stroke team and community nurses who refer clients, and also with Inspire Peterborough on a GP referral scheme.
For more information contact Craig Green on 01733 333085 or Craig.Green@theymca.org.uk or drop in for a tour of the facilities.
The Vivacity Disability Sports programme engages and works with young people and adults with disabilities to increase their participation in sport. The scheme covers:
- School curricular activities, breakfast, lunch and after-school clubs
- Community Disability Sports Clubs including Peterborough Adapted Cycling Scheme
- Short Breaks programmes
- Supporting other sports clubs to set up sections for people with disabilities
- Paralympic Legacy, creating more opportunities in a range of sports
Vivacity deliver Inspire Peterborough’s Sport England Inclusive Fun activities, including hand cycling, swimming, table cricket and archery. For more information click here.
DIAL Peterborough is your local centre for free confidential and impartial information and advice, for physically disabled people, their carers and families. The purpose of DIAL Peterborough is to provide a range of services that assist people with physical disabilities to achieve their potential and have maximum choice and control over their lives. The information and help they provide can enable anyone, living in Peterborough, with a disability gain the freedom and support they are entitled to. DIAL Peterborough hold a Legal Services Quality Mark for disability case work.
Peterborough City Council is the local authority of Peterborough in Cambridgeshire. It is a unitary authority, having the powers of a non-metropolitan county and district council combined. Cllr John Holdich OBE (Glinton and Wittering), Cabinet Member for Education, Skills and University and former mayor (1995-1996) was appointed Leader of the Council in 2015, Cllr Wayne Fitzgerald (West), Cabinet Member for Integrated Adult Social Care and Health, replacing Holdich, who had served in that role since 2013.
The council can be contacted to discuss rubbish and recycling collection, council tax, council tax support, planning and building applications, local offer and much more by visiting www.peterborough.gov.uk/contact-us
Living Sport is a local charity dedicated to improving the health and well being of the people of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough through participation in sport and physical activity.
We are passionate about sport and physical activity and ensuring that everyone has access to opportunities to participate whatever their circumstances
Living Sports website can be found at www.livingsport.co.uk
Irwin Mitchell was founded in 1912 by Walter Irwin Mitchell. With a concentration on criminal law, he aimed to provide the highest quality legal services to the general public from his small legal practice in Sheffield. Today, Irwin Mitchell is the 11th largest law firm in the UK and amongst the top 50 in Europe, operating out of 18 UK offices including a consulting office in Middlesbrough.
Irwin Mitchell launched the ‘Don’t Quit Do It’ campaign to highlight the benefits of sport in helping people recover from serious injuries and other major traumas in their lives Specialist serious injury lawyers at Irwin Mitchell help people to access rehabilitation programmes to help them make progress in their recovery so that they can live as independently as possible.
As part of the ‘Don’t Quit Do It’ campaign, Irwin Mitchell supported Inspire Peterborough at Sporting Saturday 2016, and they also jointly sponsor the Peterborough Phantoms Sledge Hockey team with Inspire Peterborough.
Disability Rights UK is led by people with diverse experiences of disability and health conditions, from different communities and they picture a society where everyone can participate equally.
Disability Rights UK Mission – We are disabled people leading change
- In 3 years we will enable at least 50,000 diverse disabled people to have voice and influence, connecting with each other and with us. We support change agents and enabled disabled people to exert power and influence.
- We will work in partnership with other Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs) to showcase approaches to social, economic and public participation and share learning, including through joint projects.
- We will work with many organisations in a position to act, in all sectors, to support them to put disabled people’s priorities at the heart of their policies and practices.
- We will campaign to strengthen and protect disabled people’s rights.
Inspire Peterborough and Disability Peterborough is working with Disability Rights UK on their Get Yourself Active project. The overall aim of the project is to develop a model to grow the number of people with lived experience of disability, mental health issues or health conditions being active and playing sport, through working with health and social care professionals and sports providers.