Cambridge House and Talbot

Sporty sessions for young people with special educational needs

Young people with learning and physical disabilities are getting the chance to experience engaging sports sessions, twice a week after school, with south London charity Cambridge House.

The SENSports programme is tailored towards young people that live in deprived areas of Southwark, giving them the chance to take part in rebound therapy (with trampolines), hydrotherapy (in the swimming pool) and multi-sports sessions. The exercise sessions improve the young people’s motor skills by allowing them to experience the wonderful sensation of weightlessness and improve muscle tone by practicing rhythmic movements.

  • Our funding for the SENSports programme will benefit 15 young people aged 11 to 25.
  • The participants will benefit from a total of 117 hours of sports sessions across the academic year.
  • Cambridge House is a social action charity in Southwark that provides a range of services to around 3,000 people per year.

Mastering new skills

Our grant of £7,911 will allow SENSports to continue their extra-curricular programme throughout the 2021/22 academic year. The fun-filled programme is delivered during term-time by a dedicated team of specially trained instructors and support workers. The sessions are specifically designed to improve the young people’s mental wellbeing by giving them the chance to try their hand at something new, build their confidence, improve their communication skills, and make some new friends while they are at it. And the programme isn’t just for the young people, their families also benefit from knowing their children are off having fun and learning in a safe space.

“We are delighted to support Cambridge House and Talbot with their SENsational Sports programme, which will not only deliver physical benefits, but also provide a safe and supportive environment for the young people.”
Sharika Alam, Grants Assistant, Kusuma Trust

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