Disabled Living January Newsletter

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Monday Night Football Club Are Back In Training!

Monday Night Club Football FlyerDSW Sportivate Poster

New training venue: Christopher Whitehead School

Time: 5.45 to 6.45

Day: Thursdays

Come and train with the Monday Night Club!!



Disability Sport Worcester Sportivate Programmes

DSW Sportivate Poster


kidz live

Kidz Live! 22nd December 2014 at University of Worcester Arena! Jake from X Factor and Im’ a Celebrity is going to be there! Along with loads of other acts!

Worcestershire CP Football Kickstart



Date: Sunday 18th January

Time: 12.00pm-3.00pm

Venue: Malvern St James Sports and Fitness Centre, 33 Barnards Green Road, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 3LH

Cost: Free, must book in advance by 10 Jan 2015


Kidz in the Middle

9.30am – 4.30pm Thursday, 19th March 2015    

 Jaguar Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, CV6 6GE

Free Entry, Free Parking, Fully Accessible!



Information on: funding, seating, beds, mobility, accessible vehicles, bathing, education, transition, communication, sensory, sport, leisure and much more!


Come and join us at this free exhibition for children and young adults with disabilities and special needs, their parents, carers and the professionals who support them!

120+ exhibitors Kidz in the Middle is a one stop shop offering the most up to date advice and information on equipment, products and services and much more. The advice and information you gather at the events can really help improve independence and quality of life.

Funding Point In view of the current economic climate the Kidz Team have introduced a Funding Point to all the Kidz events.  Here you can access information on alternative funding streams for equipment and much more.

Voluntary and service organisations will also be on hand with information on services, support, respite, holidays, publications and so on.

Free CPD seminar A full programme of free, CPD seminars for professionals and parents will run alongside the exhibition, offering visitors the perfect opportunity to update their knowledge and understanding on particular hot topics such as: moving and handling, sleep, behaviour and much more.  A full timetable will appear on Disabled Living’s website and within the visitors free entry ticket and show guide as plans progress.

The Boccia Club!

The Boccia club has new polo shirts! Recently the club has been sponsored by McDonalds and so got some new club shirts. Dont they look great?



The Boccia Club runs on a Wednesday Night at Perdiswell Leisure Center for anyone who wants to join!

boccia club

Monday Night Club December Programme!


Monday 1st Dec Disco and Karaoke with DJ Foxy Roxy

Monday 8th Dec Live music with Aquarius to celebrate Matt’s 21st Birthday and Joanne’s 24th

Monday 15th Dec The Big Christmas Party with DJ Mick and party food ***and a surprise guest***

Monday 22nd Dec Get ready for Christmas Disco with DJ Foxy Roxy. Wear your Christmas jumper!


Monday 29th Dec NO CLUB tonight

Trip to the Pantomime, 29th December.

If you have booked tickets you will be coming with us to see the pantomime Beauty and The Beast at The Swan Theatre at 6pm.

Meet in the foyer of the Swan at 5.30pm.

There will be no Club on that night.

The Monday Night Club Football Team – Players needed!

We have started a football team with the help of Worcestershire FA.

There is a Three Counties All Ability League that we can join.

We have had a few training sessions, and we need more players before we can have a team.


Everyone is welcome, every Monday night from 7pm – 10pm. It only costs £1

Susannah Barnett To Take On The ‘Scullers Head’

Susannah Barnett on target for a Rowing First In the UK!


Worcester’s Blind rower Susannah Barnett will this weekend take on the “Scullers Head”. The biggest challenge in the rowing world to row the same four and a quarter mile course that is used in the Oxford Cambridge boat race. But for her as for all the entrants, tackling it in a small single person boat amidst the choppy conditions of the Tidal Thames makes it especially difficult. Let alone when you are blind amongst a field of five hundred and fifty competitors.

Her bid to be the first ever blind person to compete in the event started off with challenges right from the word go.

Initially putting a plea through the Worcester News into the local community for funding for a boat to do the race in, local charity the Bransford Trust kindly donated £1500 towards the project.

This was further supported by local businesses Peach Recruitment and Premier Places who added another £500 to funding the boat.  Then there was the task of getting event organisers to accept the entry.

For the first time in the events 61 year history they have allowed rowers with disabilities in, though all did not start well when her entry as a blind rower was rejected on safety grounds.

Fighting hard herself, aided by support from Worcester Rowing club and also the sports governing body British Rowing, the Port of London Authority and events organisers capitulated to allow her entry into the event to join the two other disability athletes.  In a mood of elation at being allowed into the event she said “On the water I can beat disability, Yes there have been fights to get me involved at various things but when I am actually on the water i have already won against disability.

Web site for info about the event



Volunteer Opportunities

We are offering any of our partners who have volunteer opportunities and placements to advertise them. This is a chanve to get your opportunity known and for those searching for placements to find what they are looking for!

The opportunities will be placed on the Disability Sport Worcester website (under the volunteer opportunities tab on the menu bar) as well as the Facebook and Twitter for DSW. For any partners who have opportunities to offer then please email disabilitysportworcester2@gmail.com with the information on the opportunity.