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Awarded with just under half a million pounds by the National Lottery Community Fund, Sight Life’s New places, New Experiences project is working with activity providers such as leisure centres, adult learning centres, theatres, sports clubs and community groups to make activities more accessible and welcoming. We also want to support blind and partially sighted people to develop the skills and confidence to organise activities both for themselves and for other people with sight loss. The project will transform the number of accessible opportunities people have to take part in sport, leisure and interest activities across South Wales because we know how much joy and confidence it brings.
This is part of an ongoing four year project to help thousands of blind and partially sighted people across South Wales to take part in sport, leisure and interest activities such as tennis, swimming, outdoor adventure, and arts and crafts. Project staff advise providers on making small changes to their services to make them accessible. They also arrange taster sessions, coaching and open days. Call us if you want to find out more or are interested in doing a particular activity.
Tafsila Khan from Cardiff tells us why this project is important to her:
“I really want to go to my local leisure centre and swim without support but I’m worried about going on my own since my sight has deteriorated. But this project will help me do this and a lot more by talking to organisations like leisure centres about the issues I face and hopefully they will make some simple changes to make it easier and more enjoyable for me and others whose sight condition can make daily tasks really challenging.”
Click here to read about how our partnership working with Better Leisure Centres helped some of our members get back in the swim.
Click here to read how member Howell is getting back in the swing and thinking about playing golf again.
Individuals or organisations interested in taking part in the project can contact:
For activities in Cardiff: Valerie Baynton on 07707 295121 / [email protected] ou can read Jane’s own story here.
For activities in Rhondda Cynon Taf: Carys Groves on 07753 305 631 / [email protected]
For activities in Swansea, Neath and Port Talbot: Anita Davies on 01792 776360 / [email protected]