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What they aim to achieve
Empower is a pilot project with the aim to support disabled people to make positive lifestyle changes through increased engagement in social, physical and exercise based activity.
What they do
Empower is a service to support disabled people to engage in more social, physical and exercise-based activity.
It’s not always easy for disabled people to remain socially and physical active or participate in exercise based activity.
There are many barriers that often limit or completely prevent participation.
Empower aims to break down these barriers by engaging disabled people within their desired activities and upskilling those around the individual to promote a network of long-term support.
In doing so Empower creates a community in which disabled people have the opportunities and support available to better manage their own health and wellbeing.
Where they operate
Who is eligible
If you are disabled and want to start an activity such going to your local walking group, join a gym or get involved with that dance class.
If you support a disabled person with a disability but aren’t sure how to for example what exercises to do in the gym.
If you are an activity provider and want to increase your skills, knowledge and experience to offer a more inclusive service for disabled people.
Who to Contact
“She’s made some really good friends at your sessions, her dance and drama thanks for sorting that out” Sylvia (about Katie), Broughton
"This is the only time I get out of the house or see anyone" Michael, Langworthy
"I used to struggle to sleep due to the pain in my legs, now, as soon as my head hits the pillow I’m out" Kay, Kersal