Sanctuary Supported Living schemes working with top athletes to inspire young adults

Across the country young adults are being inspired by top Olympic athletes from the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust to achieve their full potential.

Sanctuary Supported Living and the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust are now working together to run their Get on Track initiative, which is set to change the prospects of many young disabled people.


The six-month programme will see eight elite athletes working as mentors at Sanctuary Supported Living schemes.

From Olympic triple jumper Michelle Griffiths Robinson to Jack Rutter, England footballer with cerebral palsy and Paralympic skier, Anna Turney: young people are set to ‘get on track’ in style.

“Get on Track is a fantastic initiative and we are proud to be working with the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust to deliver it to our residents,” enthuses David Shaw, Sanctuary Supported Living’s head of service (North).

“We are committed to supporting young adults to reach their potential and become independent and this programme is an integral part of that.”


And Ben Hilton, CEO of the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust, agrees: “We have seen first-hand the success of Get on Track and we are really pleased to be working in partnership with Sanctuary Supported Living.

“Our world class athlete mentors can help young people overcome multiple barriers to participation and I am looking forward to seeing how this partnership can transform the lives of young people over the weeks and months ahead.”


Providing guidance, care and opportunity, Sanctuary Supported Living give an invaluable service to the disabled community.

With Get on Track – which will see Sanctuary Supported Living donating £60,000 from their community investment fund – more chances of success are sure to follow for many young disabled people.

Dedicated to illicit change and inspire the next generation of potential athletes, young people can expect to learn more about the lived experiences of the mentors from the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust to discover how they overcame any barriers to success.

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