Why Sport for Confidence?
Sport for Confidence began in 2016 when our Co-founder, Lyndsey Barrett, left the NHS with an idea to place an Occupational Therapist in every leisure centre around the country.
‘Disabled adults are almost twice as likely than non-disabled people to be physically inactive - 42.4% vs 22.6%’ (Sport England, Active lives Survey, November 2020-21).
Our approach combines the collective expertise of Occupational Therapists and Coaches to make reasonable adjustments and reduce barriers to participation for disabled people and those with long term health conditions.
Today, we deliver a variety of local and national service provisions, applying our unique approach to provide a range of opportunities across various spaces and places.
We do this in partnership with the NHS, Sport England, local authorities, Active Partnerships, Adult Social Care, leisure centres, Integrated Care Systems and our participants.
You are never discharged from a leisure centre
We are a ‘no labels’ model which means that we welcome everyone.
We use an evidence-based model to enable us to provide in depth clinical reasoning as to how and why we make decisions.