See what good sports Norwood’s residents are

27 June 2019

The theme of this year’s Learning Disability Week (17–23 June) was sports and inclusion. For people with learning disabilities, sport can have a wonderful impact on their health, fitness, social skills and self-esteem, empowering them to achieve things they may not have thought possible.

To celebrate the transformative effect of sport, we created videos to highlight the different ways we enable the people we support to enjoy sport within the community, and we also spoke to the people who made it all possible.

From adults in our London homes getting fit at Aspire’s learning disability gym in Stanmore to our Ravenswood residents getting out and about on wheelchair bikes, check out the videos below!

Multi-sport sessions

Find out the variety of activities Carlton Avenue residents enjoy, from bowling competitions to multi-sport activities, where they can thrive whatever the weather.

Adaptable bikes

Bike riding is one of life’s great freedoms and should be accessible to all. Ali Cannon, a wellbeing and physical activity practitioner at Ravenswood, explains how bikes can be adapted to allow people with learning disabilities to enjoy fresh air and exercise.

Hydrotherapy pool

To some, it’s just water. To people with learning disabilities, it can be so much more. Aiden, Norwood’s hydrotherapy practitioner, explains the healing power of water.

The Stables

The Stables at Ravenswood are a truly remarkable place to visit. To witness the confidence, physical therapy and calmness that horse riding provides to the people we support, is really quite special.

Learning disability gym

Meet Kevin Gyamera and his gym squad! For people with learning disabilities, a trip to the gym isn’t always easy. But is it worth it? Absolutely.

A question of sport with Norwood’s Eugene and Kevin

We spoke to Eugene Valdez, Home Manager at Carlton Avenue, and Kevin Gyamera, to find out more about the variety of activities that Norwood residents are involved in and the positive benefits they bring… read more.