International Mixed Ability Tournament 2017

Worcester Rugby Club Mixed Ability Team started just over a year ago (with support from Disability Sport Worcester) and have gone from strength to strength since! They train every Tuesday and Thursday, for more information, view the up to date details in the Activity Finder.

Recently some of the squad were selected to attend the International Mixed Ability Tournament – here is a short video from that tournament

Congratulations to all involved!

CP Sport Swimming Gala – 30th September

CP Sport are running a Swimming Gala at Perdiswell Leisure Centre on 30th September from 1 till 5pm.


Booking is required to enter the competition and we are looking for volunteers to help run the event – for more details on either entry or volunteering, please get in touch with Jen Basford on 0115 925 7027 or


Special Olympics Blog – Katinka

I was volunteering in the basketball competition. So I was needed for any jobs that needed covering by them. Also we needed to set up the halls ready for each day after netball, as they had the layout different. However due to there being a lack of officials. I was asked to help out with the table official role which was great because I got to learn a new skill and see the games up close.


On Thursday I also offered to help the netball, they wanted to run a fun event after the matches. The group’s were all split up so that each country (Australia, Scotland, England) had a chance to make new friends. I was the leader of one group. We did little challenges and then 2 little games which were a lot of fun.


I knew one athlete there who attends Sunday Inclusion Project at Perdiswell Young Person Leisure Club. He was so happy to see me there. They did great and tried so hard but sadly lost the 3rd place match so came 4th. But was amazing to be part of his experience. Him and his team involved me and that made me feel important.


I found it an AMAZING experience. I learnt lots and I got to see it from an outsiders point of view. Seeing how supportive and positive the coaches were towards their athletes. Always giving the positive feedback. What was even more amazing was the sportsmanship of these athletes, it was beyond what I have ever seen with mainstream games/people. Everyone supported each other. That is the reason I want to be in disability sport because it’s just another level. Something most people don’t understand. I felt so involved and included in ever game and I didn’t want the week to finish. I most definitely will do it again. I am hoping to go to the Special Olympics in Abu Dhabi in 2019, so if someone can fund me, that would be great!


Katinka Ernst

DSW Coach




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Part-time Administration and Development Assistant – Our Voice Parent Carer Forum

11 hours per week at £10.00 per hour, to start from 1st April 2015, or as soon as possible thereafter.

One year fixed term contract with the possibility of an extension, subject to funding.

Location: Based at our Worcester office, with outreach work throughout Worcestershire as required.

We need an enthusiastic, committed individual with good communication and organisational skills to support the work of our parent carer forum.  There is growing recognition by statutory bodies that the parent carer voice needs to be heard in the shaping and development of services for children and young people with disabilities and you can play a vital part in enabling this to happen in Worcestershire.  You will join a dedicated team of both paid staff and volunteers at WPCC at an exciting time in its development.

For further details or to request a job description and application form, please contact Sue Evans, at either:, or at Worcestershire Parent and Carers’ Community, 17 the Angel Centre, Angel Place, Worcester, WR1 3QN

Closing date for applications: Midnight on Sunday 1st March 2015

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 10th March and Wednesday 11th March 2015

Support for Parents of Children with Speech/Language Difficulties

Afasic are holding an event in Kidderminster to support parents of children/young people with Speech and Language difficulties!

This will take place on Thursday 26th March at Kidderminster Town Hall, Vicar Street, Kidderminster DY10 1DB between 10.30am and 12.30pm and participation is entirely free.

Parents can book a place by emailing or telephoning me.
If you would like to discuss the event or require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact:

Tony Curtis (Project Director)
01223 244984

Win the chane to have a 2 day masterclass with leading deaf musicians and dancers!

Have your chance to perform infront of an audience after having a 2 day masterclass with leading deaf musicians and dancers! If you are deaf and between the age of 8 and 16 years old, then go enter the competition at

Raising the bar music and dance competition flyer

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Monday Night Football Club Are Back In Training!

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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

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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.