Information about Accessible Session Opportunities

Information about Accessible Session Opportunities 2017-07-13T13:27:54+00:00

Project Description

Accessible sessions

Ability Sports

Disabilities – Learning difficulties/disability, Autistic spectrum disorder and Deaf/hearing impairments. Does cater for physical disabilities.

Specific equipment used – No specific equipment is used – Inclusive sports equipment

Accessibility of the facility – (St Pauls Leisure Centre) – Leisure centre is all one floor allowing for wheelchair users to navigate easily, has disabled toilets and changing areas. The Leisure centre is in Bristol city centre, walking distance from Cabot’s Circus. Nearest bus stop is outside of Cabot’s Circus. The leisure centre has limited disabled parking (no more than 5 spaces). The entrance has automatic doors and well as an automatic gate to get in to reception. Entrances to the sports hall, multipurpose rooms, changing rooms and toilets don’t open automatically. The facility has a ramp outside in to the front doors. Also the club has very experienced club leaders and coaches.

All Aboard

Disabilities – Accessible to any disability type.

Specific equipment used – Hoists to get participants in and out of boats

Accessibility of the facility – (Baltic Wharf) – The club Photo signs to display where things are, low tech communications aids. The club has full wheelchair access, lift, accessible toilet/shower wet room with shower chair and hoist. Full access to the water and have a hoist. Disabled parking is available. Powerboat wheelchair accessible.

Boccia

Disabilities – Physical impairments, Deaf/ hearing impairment, Learning difficulties/ disabilities and blind/ visual impairments. Caters for very limited movements.

Specific equipment used – Ramps for none throwers, these are either attached to the wheelchairs or held by assistances. Brighter coloured balls for visually impairment.

Accessibility of the facility – (Henbury Leisure Centre) – The leisure centre has automatic doors in to the main reception, however there are 3 double doors that are difficult to open if you are a wheelchair user or if you a pushing a wheelchair user. The leisure centre has multiple disabled toilets/changing areas. Getting to the venue without a car is difficult, it is not within reasonable walking distance from the centre of Bristol, however it is near a local bus route and stop. Participants manly rely on cars or taxis to and from the venue. The car park is very big with a good amount of disabled parking spaces.

Cotham Park Tennis

Disabilities – Learning difficulties/disabilities, Mental health conditions, Autistic spectrum disorder

Specific equipment used – No specific equipment used

Accessibility of the facility – (Cotham Park Tennis Club) – Cotham park tennis club has a car park with disabled parking. Getting to the tennis court requires going up steps, they do not have a lift so getting up them may be difficult for a wheelchair user. The tennis club is just off Gloucester road so it has good public transport routes. The club has disabled toilets and changing areas and shower areas.

DS Football

Disabilities – Learning difficulties/disability and Deaf/ hearing impairments, Down syndrome specifically.

Specific equipment used – No specific equipment used

Accessibility of the facility – (St Pauls Leisure Centre) – Leisure centre is all one floor allowing for wheelchair users to navigate easily, has disabled toilets and changing areas. The Leisure centre is in Bristol city centre, walking distance from Cabot’s Circus. Nearest bus stop is outside of Cabot’s Circus. The leisure centre has limited disabled parking (no more than 5 spaces). The entrance has automatic doors and well as a automatic gate to get in to reception. Entrances to the sports hall, multipurpose rooms, changing rooms and toilets don’t open automatically.

Frenchay Falcons Cricket

Disabilities – Learning difficulties/disabilities, Autistic spectrum disorder, some physical impairments catered for

Specific equipment used – Suitable cricket equipment – lighter bats, lighter and more colourful balls

Accessibility of the facility – (Frenchay Cricket club) The cricket ground has a large gravel car park with some disabled parking. Most participants would rely on cars to get there.

iDID Climbing

Disabilities – Physical impairment, Learning difficulties/disabilities, deaf/hearing impairment, blind/visual impairments, low mobility.

Specific equipment used – Harnesses, adapted climbing equipment for limb loss (for belaying)

Accessibility of the facility – (Red Point Bristol/The Climbing Academy) The club uses sign cards, interpreters are available for events. Ramp is at the redpoint entrance. Car parking is available at both sites. The climbing academy has a disabled toilet.

Super Swimmers Academy

Disabilities – Autistic spectrum disorder

Specific equipment used – Hoist is avalible to get in and out of the water.

Accessibility of the facility – (Easton Leisure Centre) Autistic specific, must become a member of the national autistic society. Disability specific instructors. Centre has disabled parking and disabled toilets, everything is on the same floor, ramps in to the building. One door in to the changing rooms and pool area.

Super Swimmers Academy is through the NAS, contact for further info about becoming a member (there is a waiting list and unfortunately no free session available as part of Are You Game)

Go Kids Go Wheelchair Mobility/ Skills Workshop

A great chance to meet other young wheelchair-users and to learn skills to help you become more independent. Extra wheelchairs provided for mums, dads, brothers and sisters to join in with the games. We welcome young people from 2 to 18 years!

TV presenter Ade Adepitan learnt his skills with us. Why don’t you?

Saturday 22nd July (click link above for more info)

BIC FEST – Bristol Inclusive Climbing Festival

Free climbing taster sessions, includes Deaf friendly sessions with BSL support

Friday 1st September 10am to 4pm – Redpoint Climbing Centre, 40 Winterstoke Rd, Bristol BS3 2NW

Sunday 3rd September 10am to 4pm – The Climbing Academy, Charlton St, BS5 0FD

BIC FEST Facebook

Free Inclusive Tennis Festival

Sunday 23rd July – Try tennis for free Activity for all ages and abilities including an Inclusive Tennis Festival run by Tennis Foundation staff

Coombe Dingle Sports Complex