There are a number of programmes being delivered by the disability team at the Leeds United Foundation everyday throughout Leeds. For more information on any of the projects please contact: Bradley.firstname.lastname@example.org
Every Player Counts
The various Every Player Counts programmes focus on an individual’s ability NOT disability.
The disability coaches for the club’s official charity deliver a number of disability football sessions for adults and juniors and the overall aim is to develop football skills but also confidence and essential social skills.
Each session delivered is specified to meet the need of each individual within the group.
Corner Flag Cafe
The Corner Flag Cafe project is jointly delivered by the Leeds United Foundation and the Leeds City Council Peer Support Dementia Service, working to support people who are living with dementia and their caregivers.
The initiative has been in place since 2013 with monthly meetings held at Elland Road. Participants are offered help from support workers during the sessions alongside ground tours, video presentations and guest appearances.
The monthly meetings act as a meeting point for members to interact with other people also living with dementia and sees them take part in various group activities including; gathering together to look through old programmes and memorabilia and watching footage of old Leeds United games to help stimulate memories and experiences.
Sessions are held on the fourth Thursday of every month, from 1.30pm to 3.30pm at Elland Road, refreshments are included. The programme is aimed at people over the age of 55. For more information on the project please contact: 0113 367 6014 or email: Anthony.Hall@leedsunited.com or Deborah.Marshall@leeds.gov.uk
Schools (SILC), colleges and other organisations
The Leeds United Foundation disability team work with a number of schools (SILC), colleges and other organisations aside from the independent programmes they deliver.
In the last academic year they supported the following schools; Allerton Grange High School (Deaf Learners), John Jamieson School (East SILC), Temple Moor High School (East SILC), Boston Spa Learning and Woodhouse Learning (SILC schools), Richmond Hill Primary School, Fairfield Special School and Leeds City College. They also carried out work with Aspire, Mencap and Sun Shine and Smiles (Down syndrome).
A SILC school/organisation may want to work with the Foundation to run some inclusive sports sessions for their learners. Please contact Anthony.Hall@leedsunited.com if you are interested in the opportunity to work with the disability coaches at the Leeds United Foundation.