Middlesbrough Sportability Club was formed in 2003,to provide sport and leisurely activities for children with disabilities aged between 8 and 19 years of age. It is open to all young people with a learning disability, as well as physical or sensory impairments.
The clubs aims to promote and follow the Every Child Matters Framework....
Be Healthy, Stay Safe, Enjoy, Achieve and Make a positive contribution and be able to achieve Economic Well-Being
Our club members have a wide range of disabilities which include Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Autism, Moderate Learning Difficulties, Severe Learning Difficulties, and Profound Multiple Learning Difficulties. Some individuals require one to one support, to be able to participate in the activities.
For us to be able to provide the best care and support for our members, it requires the staff to be of a high standard and have specific skills and qualities to provide the up most care and support to that individual and allow them equal opportunity to access the sporting activities within the club.
Middlesbrough Sportability is a highly recognised club within the local community to provide and offer sporting activities to young people with a disability. Middlesbrough Sportability club provides a diverse range of sporting activities for young people at the club to access. This therefore provides new opportunities for each individual to get involved increasing their participation, and participation within the local community.
Middlesbrough Sportabilty takes place every Saturday morning at 10am-12pm, at Holmwood School Saltersgill Avenue Easterside Middlesbrough. The facility where the club is held at is very well equipped, club members have access to a disabled toilet, toilets, and shower facilities.
As a club the activities that we provide to our members we believe helps to develop vital skills, well being and personal identity. As a club we are able to develop through positive feedback that we receive from our members, their parents and carers.
Our main aim as a club is to be able to provide a safe and friendly environment for young people to come to and feel comfortable in and enjoy. As a sports club we have links within other local sports facilities which we are able to access, we will also help to make it easier for the young people and their families to be able to access other sports centres and local facilities within the local community.
We believe that the activities that we offer at the club help towards making a positive contribution to a young person's life, as well as allowing their carers and parents to be able to pursue interests of their own. This could be to socialise with other like minded individuals or the oppurtunity for some valuable training. Whatever the requirements Middlesbrough Sportability Club will be as attentive and helpful to a persons need as they can be.