On The Move
As part of our On The Move project the DRAGONs (Disability Real Action Group Of Norfolk), a group of young people with disabilities, are visiting clubs and leisure centres across the county to find out how easy they are for people with disabilities to use.
They look at facilities such as disabled parking, changing rooms and toilets, how well-trained the staff are to support people with disabilities, and how accessible the building is for people with a disability.
Use the map below to click on the places the DRAGONs have visited so far, and see what disabled facilities they have and what the DRAGONs thought of them. Click the full screen icon in the top right corner to see the full list of activity providers.
On The Move reviews (text only Word document) (MS Word, 18 Kb)
About the On The Move project
'On the Move' will take sport to a range of day care providers across Norfolk and embed regular physical activity within the service provision. The 4 year project will run blocks of physical activity lasting a minimum of 10-weeks in day care centres throughout Norfolk. In this time, we will work with adults who have a range of different impairments and varying activity levels.
Activities will be chosen based on consultation within the centres and users after an audit of each centre to understand the suitability for different activities has taken place. Additionally we will be visiting and reviewing existing local sports clubs/ leisure centres across the County to highlight opportunities for further activity.
To find out more or get your group, centre, club or organisation involved please contact Ellen Vanlint at email@example.com or call 01603 731566. Alternatively fill out our expression of interest form at the foot of this page.
On the Move is a four year project funded through Sport England's Core Market Funding and has three primary objectives.
- To develop and embed sport and physical activity within day care centres, giving young disabled adults in Norfolk the opportunity to sustain a regular active habit.
- To make sport and physical activity part of the transition decision making process influencing young disabled people and their families
- To develop an evidence base of what makes an effective intervention for disabled people through some innovative evaluation techniques
Sport England's Core Market Funding
Sport England's Core Market Funding seeks to help active people to stay active when life changes.
Almost 15 million people in England are regularly active, but we know we can't take their activity habits for granted. Major changes in a person's life are inevitable and we know these changes get in the way of being regularly active – whether that's a serious injury or illness, children starting school, a new job, having a baby, moving house or retiring.
While some people find their way back into the routine, many find it difficult to get regularly active again given their changed circumstances. We also know people that are under-represented in the core market are more vulnerable to these changes.
Register your interest in becoming a provider of group offering physical activity sessions for people with disabilities.
Sports Development Officer
I've been working for Active Norfolk since 2008. Previously I worked on the Big Lottery and Space for Sports and Arts scheme for Norfolk County Council.
In my current I role I am responsible for all a number of sports development programmes including; all things disability sport, volunteering, a number of under represented groups programmes including our 'This Girl Can in Norfolk' campaign and our BME development work. I enjoy my role as I get to work with a wide range of organisations including Schools, Clubs, Businesses, Charities, National Governing Bodies and many more. No 2 days are ever the same in this job!
I am also the lead Safeguarding Officer for Active Norfolk.
Outside of work I play hockey for North Norfolk Ladies HC as well as badminton and tennis. Travel is my other love and always enjoy planning the next trip away!
- 01603 731 566