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ACCESSIBLE ACTIVE

RECREATION FOR PEOPLE 18 +

Link4Life is the trading name of Rochdale Boroughwide Cultural Trust. Registered Charity No: 1118610


WELCOME Welcome to our new brochure which brings together information on active recreation opportunities for adults who have a disability, need additional support or have long term health conditions.

Active Recreation is Good For You Active recreation can include Walking Football, Drumming, Swimming, or Fishing. Active recreation enables you to keep fit, revisit a sport you once enjoyed, socialise, get out more, feel good, compete and make new friends. It provides an affordable and enjoyable way to feel good and feel confident about yourself and your abilities.


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Accessible Facilities

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Functional Fitness

Athletics

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Gentle Exercise

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Back Care Yoga

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Get Into Golf

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Balance Ball

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Multi Sports 19

Bowling

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Powerchair Football

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CONGA

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Swimming

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Cycling

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Trampoline

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Dance

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Walking Football

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Deaf Football

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Wheelchair Rugby

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Drumming

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Wheelchair Basketball

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Fishing

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ACCES FACILI SIBLE TIES Link4Life understands that everybody’s needs are different. Communication is the best method to establish what kind of support can be offered if required. Link4Life very strongly believes in a culture based on creating opportunities rather than barriers. Link4Life have invested both in equipping centres with mobility equipment and training. Leisure Centres Rochdale, Middleton, Hollingworth Lake Water Activity Centre, Bowlee and Heywood have got fully accessible changing rooms with a changing bed and hoist. Staff within the centres have attended training in areas such as Autism, Person Moving and Assisting and Disability Awareness. Link4Life have also undergone further training to use mobility equipment outside the changing room environment for example accessing canoes, sailing boats, bicycles and trampolines. We have also used our knowledge to support other activity providers in the area to develop access. For more information on access please contact: Graeme Hill on 01706 926203/07966635038 or email graeme.hill@link4life.org Gemma Hird on 01706 924234/07812223289 or email gemma.hird@link4life.org

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For further details visit: www.link4life.org/accessible-activities


ACCESSIB ATHLETIC

S C I T E L H

AT

Day: Thursday Time: 6pm-7pm Venue: Kingsway Park Sports Centre Turf Hill Road, Rochdale OL16 4XA Cost: Price on enquiry Contact: Graeme Hill on 01706 926203 or email graeme.hill@link4life.org Athletics coaching and participation specifically for disabled people. Kingsway Park Sports Centre has a very high quality and very accessible sports track with a very accessible sports centre attached. This session is delivered by Rochdale Harriers a very well established athletics club with coaches who are very experienced. You can use the session to enjoy the sport or to further develop your skills. Booking Required

For further details visit: www.link4life.org/accessible-activities

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BACK CAR

BACK C YOGA ARE

Day: Tuesday Time: 4pm-4.45pm Venue: Rochdale Leisure Centre Entwisle Road, Rochdale OL16 2HZ Cost: £3.00 (£2.50 with L4L Extra Card)* Contact: Paul Gardner, L4L Health & Wellbeing Programme Manager on 01706 926235 Link4Life are offering a weekly specialist back care yoga session at Rochdale Leisure Centre to assist you in managing your condition on an everyday basis. No Booking Required *Terms and conditions apply

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For further details visit: www.link4life.org/active-living


BACK CAR BALANCE

E C N A L A B L L A B

Day: Monday Time: 2.30pm-3.30pm Venue: Rochdale Leisure Centre Entwisle Road, Rochdale OL16 2HZ Cost: ÂŁ3.00 (ÂŁ2.50 with L4L Extra Card)* Contact: Paul Gardner, L4L Health & Wellbeing Programme Manager on 01706 926235 It is a seated exercise class performed sat on an oversized gym ball while performing functional resistance exercises, excellent for strengthening the core muscle areas (abdominal, back, trunk) and for improving posture, balance, coordination, and flexibility. No Booking Required *Terms and conditions apply

For further details visit: www.link4life.org/accessible-activities

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ING

Day: Various Time: Various Venue: Kirkholt Bowling Club Tavestock Road, Kirkholt, OL11 2JB Cost: Price on enquiry Contact: Steven on 07846 366 581

BOWLING

BOWL

Kirkholt Bowling Club is very accessible. They recently acquired a chair which can be used on the bowling green enabling a chair user to be able to participate in the game supporting rolling the ball and moving about on the green. The club also has an accessible clubhouse and toilet. Booking Required

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For further details visit: www.link4life.org/accessible-activities


BOWLING CONGA

A G N CO ER CANC

TIVE C A T W GE UT NO

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Day: Friday Time: 2.30pm-4.30pm (6 weeks course) Venue: Rochdale Leisure Centre Entwisle Road, Rochdale OL16 2HZ Cost: FREE Contact: Paul Gardner, L4L Health & Wellbeing Programme Manager on 01706 926235 A free six week programme of taster sessions in the gym, swimming, walking, Circuit based exercise, dance based exercise, badminton, mindfulness, aimed at helping rebuild fitness, confidence and helping you take the first steps to a more active lifestyle in the future. Booking Required

For further details visit: www.link4life.org/active-living

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Day: Wednesday and Friday Time: 10am-2.30pm Venue: Bowlee Park Sports Centre Windermere Road, Middleton M24 4LA Cost: ÂŁ3 (support free) Contact: Graeme Hill on 01706 926203 or email graeme.hill@link4life.org

CYCLING

CYCLI NG

Accessible Cycling has been running for over 6 years and is a very successful activity. We have a broad range of bikes including 3 wheelers, wheelchair accessible bikes, company bikes and side by side bikes. The session is delivered by trained instructors in both a sports hall and outside. There is also a cafĂŠ serving Tea, Coffee and Snacks. Hoist and Accessible changing room available No Booking Required

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For further details visit: www.link4life.org/active-living


CYCLING DANCEMI

E C N DA Day: Wednesday Time: 6pm-8pm Venue: Cherwell Health and Well Being Hub Cherwell Centre, Cherwell Avenue, Heywood OL10 4SY Cost: ÂŁ1 (support free) Contact: Graeme Hill on 01706 926203 or email graeme.hill@link4life.org A dance session run by professional dance teachers which is delivered in the social lounge at Cherwell, provides a very relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere. This provides a mixture of top level teaching and a chance to spend good quality time with friends. Booking Required

For further details visit: www.link4life.org/accessible-activities

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DISAB

ILITY F

OOTBA

LL CLU

DEAF RHI

DEAF RHINO S

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Day: Fridays Time: 7pm-8.30pm Venue: 3G Pitch, Sports Park, Hopwood Hall College, Rochdale Road, Middleton M24 6XH Cost: FREE Contact: Dewan Choudhury on 07980041772 or email deafrhinos@outlook.com

Deaf Rhinos FC is a football club that is made up of deaf and hearing impaired people. We welcome people of all ages. Through partnership working with Lancashire FA, the Football Foundation, and funding we are able to provide free football coaching sessions. The sessions are delivered outdoors on 3G synthetic football pitch, so participants will have to be appropriately dressed, and have suitable footwear for playing football. The sessions are delivered by FA qualified football coaches who understand British Sign Language (BSL) and hence can communicate with deaf people via BSL. Booking Required

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For further details visit: www.link4life.org/accessible-activities


DEAF RHI DRUMMIN

G N I UMM

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Day: Wednesday Time: 1pm-2pm Venue: Rochdale Gateway Leisure 2 Kenion Street, Rochdale OL16 1SN Cost: ÂŁ5 Contact : 01706 515800 A very active drumming session run by Paul Stokes with a large variety of drums and other percussion instruments. Paul provides lessons which then culminates in a big group performance at the end. Booking Required

For further details visit: www.link4life.org/accessible-activities

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FISHIN

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Day: Various Time: Various Venue: Heywood and District Angling Society Mutual Mills Complex, Aspinall Street, Heywood, Lancashire OL10 4HP Cost: ÂŁ2 Contact: www.heywoodanddistrict.blogspot.co.uk HADAS is a highly developed accessible fishing venue with accessible pegs, equipment and very well trained angling coaches. Booking Required

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For further details visit: www.link4life.org/accessible-activities


FISHING FUNCTION

L A N O I T C T N O U F M S S E N T FI RSES U O C

This 10 week course is free thanks to funding from Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale Clinical Commissioning Group. The class will provide activities which promote postural stability and balance to assist greater independence and reduce the risk of falls in the future. Contact: Paul Gardner, L4L Health & Wellbeing Programme Manager on 01706 926235 Booking Required

For further details visit: www.link4life.org/active-living

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FUNCTION

FUNCT FITNE IONAL S CLASS S ES Classes designed to help strengthen joints and muscles, improves balance and mobility. For dates, time, costs and venues visit: www.link4life.org/active-living

Contact : Paul Gardner, L4L Health & Wellbeing Programme Manager on 01706 926235 No Booking Required

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For further details visit: www.link4life.org/active-living


FUNCTION GENTLE E

E L T GENRCISE EXE

The Gentle Exercise classes take place weekly at Link4Life venues across the Rochdale Borough. The classes are designed to help people with a variety of long term health conditions strengthen joints and muscles and improve balance and stability. For dates, time, costs and venues visit: www.link4life.org/active-living Contact : Paul Gardner, L4L Health & Wellbeing Programme Manager on 01706 926235 No Booking Required

For further details visit: www.link4life.org/active-living

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GET INTO

GET IN GOLF TO

Day: Last Friday of the every month (Weather permitting) Time: 9.45am at Marland Golf Shop Venue: Marland Golf Course Springfield Park, Bolton Road, Rochdale OL11 4RE Cost: ÂŁ6.75 (60+) | ÂŁ8.40 Adults Contact : Paul Gardner, L4L Health & Wellbeing Programme Manager on 01706 926235 All abilities are welcome to either try golf for the first time or just get back into this great game, which offers exercise and a change to meet and socialise with others. 9 or 18 holes, Club Hire Included.

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For further details visit: www.link4life.org/accessible-activities


MULTI SPO

I T L MU RTS SPO

Day: Thursday Time: 10am-12noon Venue: Heywood Sports Village West Starkey Street, Heywood OL10 4TW Cost: ÂŁ3 (support free) Contact: Graeme Hill on 01706 926203 or email graeme.hill@link4life.org A friendly informal drop in session with coaches where you can play a variety of sports, Basketball, Tennis, Football, Cricket. Once every month we will have a friendly competition with medals presented. The activities are delivered at level supporting all abilities with a focus on sensory experience, developing co-ordination and achievement. No Booking Required

For further details visit: www.link4life.org/accessible-activities

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POWE

RCHA

OOTBALL

FOOTB

ALL

IR FOO TBALL

Day: Tuesday Time: 4pm-6pm Venue: Kingsway Park Sports Centre Turf Hill Road, Rochdale OL16 4XA Cost: ÂŁ2 (support free) Contact: Graeme Hill on 01706 926203 or email graeme.hill@link4life.org

Powerchair Football, delivered in partnership with Bridge Juniors, is an opportunity to participate in a sport developed entirely for powerchair users. Use your own personal powerchair skills to play a game of football. We provide footballs and chair adaptations but you will have to bring your own powerchair. Booking Required

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For further details visit: www.link4life.org/accessible-activities


OOTBALL SWIMMIN

G N I IMM

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Day: Thursday Time: 5pm-6pm Venue: Rochdale Leisure Centre, Entwisle Road, Rochdale OL16 2HZ Cost: £2 (support free) Contact: Veronica Simpson on 01706924219 A coach led session providing an opportunity to get in the pool and also strengthen your swimming. No Booking Required

Day/Time: Monday 7pm-8pm (Learner Pool) Friday 3pm-4pm (Large Pool) Venue: Heywood Sports Village, West Starkey Street, Heywood OL10 4TW Cost: £1.50 (support free) Contact: Zoe Pearson on 01706927209 A coach led session providing an opportunity to get in the pool and also strengthen your swimming. No Booking Required

For further details visit: www.link4life.org/accessible-activities

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TRAM

POLIN

REBOU N MULTI D TRAMPOL SPORT INE AN S D

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Day: Thursday Time: 10am-12noon Venue: Heywood Sports Village West Starkey Street, Heywood OL10 4TW Cost: ÂŁ2 (support free) Contact: Graeme Hill on 01706 926203 or email graeme.hill@link4life.org An open and informal session which provides a mixture of organised and non-organised activities enabling people to participate at a level that they feel completely happy with for example basketball, football, Boccia, cricket. The trampoline is available every week and is accessible by steps or mobility hoist. The sessions are led by qualified coaches and instructors. Booking Required

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For further details visit: www.link4life.org/accessible-activities


TRAMPLIN WALKING

G N I K L A W TBALL FOO

All ages and abilities welcome with our friendly qualified coaches. Sessions cover skills and a game in a social, friendly environment. It’s just football at a slower pace! Contact : Paul Gardner, L4L Health & Wellbeing Programme Manager on 01706 926235 No Booking Required

For further details visit: www.link4life.org/active-living

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RUGBY

WHEE

LCHAI R

RUGBY

LEAGU

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Day: Monday Time: 7pm-8pm Venue: Rochdale Leisure Centre Entwisle Road, Rochdale, Greater Manchester OL16 2HZ Cost: £1 (support free) Contact: Graeme Hill on 01706 926203 or email graeme.hill@link4life.org Delivered by Rochdale Hornets Wheelchair Rugby League Club. A competitive and great fun sport. The team started April 2016. This session is accessible to anybody 18 +. The idea is to build a team but also to provide an opportunity for people of all abilities to share a sporting environment to build and strengthen relationships in the community. Wheelchairs are supplied and it doesn’t matter if you haven’t played before. No Booking Required

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RUGBY BASKBAL

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L L A B T E K ASK

AIR B H C L E HE

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AGUE E L L L ETBA

Day: Tuesday Time: 8pm-9pm Venue: Rochdale Leisure Centre Entwisle Road, Rochdale OL16 2HZ Cost: ÂŁ2 Contact: Graeme Hill on 01706 926203 or email graeme.hill@link4life.org Rochdale Raptors are a new club who are looking for both beginners and experienced players to develop a team to be reckoned with as well an enjoyable, sociable session. The team will provide you with chairs, changing facilities and a training venue. Booking Required

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GENERAL INFORMATION

Who’s Involved Funding Partners: The Get Out & Get Active (GOGA) - Spirit 2012 an Olympic Legacy, Link4Life, Rochdale Borough Council. The aim of both programmes is to increase people’s participation in fun and inclusive opportunities, so that disabled and non-disabled people along with their families and friends, can enjoy recreational physical activity together.

Activities on offer: The Get Out & Get Active (GOGA) - Includes swimming, walking, cycling, jogging and other fun-based recreational activities. The Active Living programme - Includes a range of classes for people with long term conditions to help to improve balance, mobility and increase the health and wellbeing of those participating.


EFDS English Federation of Disability Sport is the main leading national body improving sports opportunities for Disabled People. They will manage and oversee programme delivery across the country. For further information on EFDS please visit www.efds.co.uk

Link4Life Is the main provider of leisure and cultural activities in the borough of Rochdale and provide both specialist and mainstream activities built on over 40 years’ experience.

Accessibility Following training and installation of equipment Link4Life facilities are now much more accessible. For example all facilities with pools have a poolside hoist and a fully accessible changing area. In addition to the activities in this brochure we would encourage you to contact centres directly to find out what is available.

Steering Group This project will be overseen by a committee of people who are passionate about seeing opportunities for disabled people increase. The committee is made up of members who have a disability and also have a good knowledge on disability and active recreation.

Partners The programme has been put together through partnerships. Partners distribute costs, combine skills and avoid duplication of services making for a much enjoyable and sustainable opportunity. Details on back cover.


WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK OUR PARTNERS

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