In its 8th year the Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and athletic competition to more than 2.25 million children and adults with learning disabilities. Service users from our After School Club and Adults Group visited the Special Olympics in Leicester and were shown around by Leicester Cobras’ Jignesh Vaidya.
Football and cricket were the sports seen by our group although they were spoilt for choice with all the different sports on offer. One day was not enough and we are planning a longer trip next time!
Chief Executive Parpinder K Dhatt said “Visiting the Special Olympics was a great opportunity for our children and adults. To see an event where children and young people with learning disabilities are taking part indepedently, with such a strong team spirit and in such a great atmosphere was a very positive experience for our group. This event has given our young people the incentive to set up their own team and has helped us to see how we as an organisation can get more out of sport.”
For more information about our After School Club please contact Sayma on (0121) 558 2198 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about our Adults group please contact Arathi on (0121)5582198 or email@example.com
For more information on the Special Olympics Leicester http://www.sol2009.com/home/faqs#whatisspecialolympics
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Look out for our little green minibus out and about this summer!
Our After School Club are visiting soft play areas, playing football and ball games in the park, having picnics, participating in Bhangra Workshops, visiting Dudely Zoo, going to the cinema and participating in the National Play Day Event! That’s not to mention all our centre-based activities which are in-line with the Every Child Matters outcomes and the Quality in Play standards. It’s going to be a busy summer at the Smiling Stars After School Club!
Our Adults Group are also out and about with visits to the Victoria Heritage Centre, Go-carting, going to the cinema, bowling, visiting the canals, a picnic in Sandwell Valley Park, visiting Stratford-upon-Avon, visiting a monkey farm and a visit to the Midlands arts Centre. And that’s not forgetting all our centre-based sessions which include playing pool, games and all kinds of activities!
SAFSS prides itself on all our activities being user-led and we consult regularly with our children and young people to find out what activities they would like to do. So if you see our green minibus out and about this summer, give us a wave!
For more information about our services for adults with disabilities or After School Club for children with disabilities please contact Arathi (for adults) and Sayma (for After School Club) on (0121) 558 2198.
SAFSS are thrilled to announce that our Liaison and Outreach Officer has raised over £360,000 in HMRC benefits for children who have a disability and their families, in just one year!
Part of SAFSS Liaison and Outreach Service is funded by HM Revenue and Customs Grant-in-Aid funding. Our Liaison and Outreach Officer, Usha Ghai, provides advice, guidance and support to South Asian families who have a child or children with a disability to access some HMRC products. Advice is given on Child Benefit, Working Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit and Child Trust Funds.
Our HMRC funded service will be running until March 2011. If you care for a South Asian child or adult who has a disability and need advice or guidance on a HMRC products please contact Usha Ghai on (0121) 558 2198.