Health and social care professionals are a vital part of Sport for Confidence, bringing their specialist knowledge and expertise from working with people with learning disabilities, Aspergers syndrome, mental health illness and physical disabilities.
They experience the following benefits from working with the Sport for Confidence programme:
- Free access to facilities and opportunities for assessing, treating and monitoring individuals with learning disabilities in a non-threatening manner
- Access to a qualified coach who can deliver a physical activity session with you
- Signposting in to groups which have been developed by an occupational therapist
- Access to a pathway of sessions, from fully supported into mainstream activities
- Evidence improved client health and wellbeing through joint outcome measures
- Influence and develop group programs in response to client needs.
- Reduction in the reliance on additional support services
Sport for Confidence and The College of Occupational Therapists have looked at how the introduction of Sport for Confidence can reduce local health care costs. Click here to download the full paper.