An Inclusive Opportunity
Sport for Confidence continues to work with Active Essex to provide people with a disability or a long-term health condition. The indoor curling sessions help develop motor, sensory, cognitive, social and psychosocial occupational performance skills within a fun and inclusive mainstream environment.
Sport for Confidence is a unique, award winning organisation, driving the provision of inclusive sporting opportunities in mainstream leisure facilities. The first site for Sport for Confidence was Basildon Sporting Village in 2015, and this centre has continued to strive to pilot new activities within their weekly timetable for participants to gain new experiences.
By engaging with clients from learning disabilities services, Asperger’s service, community mental health teams, neurological services and the older people’s mental health team, Sport for Confidence were able to increase interest in the Curling for Confidence programme. The curling sessions proved to be popular and since attending, participants were more receptive to trying new and unfamiliar activities as part of other classes on offer at the leisure centre.