Free exercise sessions for people with sight and hearing impairments

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National deafblind charity Sense is offering free yoga, swimming and football

National deafblind charity Sense is running accessible, free exercise sessions for young people and adults aged 16 and over with sight and hearing impairments. Participants will have the chance to try yoga, swimming or football and have fun in a friendly environment. All activities take place at accessible venues and parents, carers and support workers are welcome to join in as well.

The sessions are part of Sense Active, a programme to help people with sight and hearing impairments get more active through sport and exercise. Funded with £250,000 by Sport England, it’s the first structured programme of sport for people with dual sensory impairment.

Ian Carpenter, Sense’s National Sports Manager, said:

“Many disabled people see sport as a spectator activity, not something they could participate in. Our sports programme aims to improve access, offer tailored activities and promote participation in sport for people with sensory impairments. We hope to remove the barriers to keeping active and encourage more people to make exercise part of their everyday lives.”

To find out more about the Sense Active sessions go to www.sense.org.uk/senseactivesessions Please email Ian Carpenter at ian.carpenter@sense.org.uk or call 020 7014 9318 to book a place.

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