This year's Learning Disability Week will take place from 14 - 20 June.
For many people with a learning disability and their families, getting creative has been a way to stay connected and positive through the challenges of last year. For Learning Disability Week 2021 we're celebrating that art and creativity!
Getting involved in creativity and self expression can help improve mental health and lead... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 14 Jun 2021 07:00
IMPORTANT UPDATE 14 June: Unfortunately we are to remain under restrictions a little longer yet. However, can i ask all teams that intended to enter to complete their form and return it anyway. I will then form a strategy once I know exactly how many wish to take part.
Restrictions permitting, both the Taunton and Yeovil Social Rounders Leagues will commence a 5 Week season on the week beginning Monday... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 09 Jun 2021 14:55
- Taking place from 12th-19th June, the first-ever This Girl Can Week celebrates how exercise can make women feel happier, stronger and free
- After a year in which many women have felt unable to put their own needs first, TGC Week is encouraging women across the country to take time to 'choose you'
After a year of disruption and women's activity levels decreasing, the This Girl Can campaign is encouraging... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 08 Jun 2021 15:09
We know the last twelve months have been difficult for everyone, and we couldn't have got through it without each other. Whether it's the neighbours for checking we were okay, the delivery drivers who kept food on the shelves, the volunteers who helped get the vaccine out, or the kids for learning from home – we've all got somebody to say thank you to.
We are so excited to join in the national... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 08 Jun 2021 13:01
'Connecting Differently Through Sport' online learning classroom launched with UK Coaching to improve sports sectors confidence and knowledge
Sense Active have partnered with UK Coaching, the UK's professional association for sports coaches, launching a new online learning classroom to ensure anyone facilitating activities for those with sensory impairments or complex disabilities feel better equipped... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 02 Jun 2021 10:38
At 47 years old a heart attack is the last thing that you expect to happen but it did a day before my 48th birthday, so instead of celebrating, my day was spent in a hospital bed contemplating. One week and an operation later, I was home and feeling rather sorry for myself. Why me? Why now? Will it happen again? All these questions were filling my days and nights. Now I was home I was very blessed... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 26 May 2021 12:18
Reflections from Jane Knowles, SASP CEO
Just over a year after George Floyds death, I have been reflecting on the impact this has had on me personally and professionally. Initially I began my reading and discussing with friends and family, being white, I suppose testing out my thoughts, asking for challenge and trying to become more articulate with my thoughts and feelings. It goes without saying that... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 26 May 2021 12:04
Active Partnerships are committed to being anti-racist organisations and proactively tackling the racial inequalities that prevent or discourage people from leading active lives and enjoying the benefits of sport and physical activity, whether as participants, volunteers or by working in the sector.
Tackling inequalities has always been at the heart of the work of Active Partnerships. But when the shocking... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 24 May 2021 10:28
Taunton is set to be transformed into a giant game thanks to National Lottery funding from Sport England
An innovative physical activity game that has engaged more than a million people is set to launch in Taunton.
The Beat the Street game will take place in Taunton from 16th June to 14th July thanks to a National Lottery grant from Sport England.
Beat the Street encourages people to get outside and to get active and is open to anyone of any age who would like to take part. The game works by turning the... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 17 May 2021 07:58
SASP Jump Start Leadership Programme
During the Easter break we were finally able to take our first cohort of Jump Start Leaders to Bridgwater and Taunton College to complete their 1st4Sport Level 1 Award for Activators. Leading up to this and through lockdown they had been taking on more of a leadership role within our Jump Start Clubs, taking the register, setting equipment up, leading the warm ups... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 14 May 2021 12:09