Social care - Disability Sports Coach

Record details

Name of service
Disability Sports Coach
Commissioned by The London Borough of Sutton
Disability Sports Coach
Southbank Technopark
Unit 2B21, 90 London Road

Journey Planner

Emma Cranston
020 7021 0973
About the service
Disability Sport's presents Club Sutton, a multi-sports pan disability Club for 11 years and upwards
Overview of the service
Disability Sports Coach provide high quality sporting opportunities for people with disabilities throughout the UK.

We do this by providing coaching, training, events, and community clubs to mainstream schools, special schools, clubs, charities & other professional organisations.
Communication and interaction needs
The Club is open to pan disability participants
Cognition and learning needs
applicable for
Social, emotional and mental health difficulties
applicable for
Sensory needs
applicable for
Physical needs
applicable for
Specific or complex health needs
applicable for
Categories of need
Complex health needs, Mild Learning Difficulty / Disability, Severe Learning Difficulties/ Disability (SLD), Mild Speech and Language difficulty, Moderate Speech and Language difficulty, Severe Speech and Language difficulty, SpLD (Specific learning Difficulties), Mobility Disabilities, Angelman Syndrome, Muscular Dystrophy, Communication needs (Speech, Language and Communication), Autistic Spectrum Conditions, Down Syndrome, Social, Mental and Emotional Health, Visual Impairment, Cerebral Palsy, Hearing Impairment, Spina Bifida, Challenging Behaviour, Personal Care Needs, Fragile X, Global Development Delay
Age ranges
Who we provide for
Service availability
Term time only
What we do
The DSC Community Club is a weekly multi-sports pan disability sports session.

The Paralympic and multi-sport sessions are delivered by two qualified DSC coaches with the aim of giving people of 11 years and up the opportunity to experience a host of sports in a structured and friendly environment.

The Club will moving forward provide competition and exit routes for participants.
Is there a waiting list?
Are there any taster sessions?
Do you need a support worker?
Can you take your support worker with you?
Does parent / carer have to stay?
Is parent / carer allowed to stay?
Can siblings attend?
Staff SEND skills
Coaches delivering sessions are Level 2 qualified in at least one sport and all coaches have had accredited disability specific coaching training.

All coaches are also DBS checked and First Aid qualified.
Have staff had safeguarding training in last year?
Staff Disability Awareness trained in last year?
Complaints procedure
Are staff trained in specialist interventions?
Are there staff trained in manual handling?
Assessing child safety
Coaches are qualified in sports coaching and trained in working with people with disabilities.
Referral routes
Through day centres, schools and disability organisation.

The Club is open to all the public. No referrals are required.
Deciding who can use the service
All people all welcome.
Is there a charge for the service?
Payment methods
Direct payments, Participants pay £2.50 at reception per session.
Accessibility features
Wheelchair Access, Accessible toilets, Secure environment, Low stimulus environment, Accessible parking
Communication methods used
Sign supported English
Respite & Support
Emotional Well-being, Support and family members
Education and childcare
SEN Support, Childcare & Early yrs, Schools, Colleges & Post 16
Leisure and play
Clubs & activities, Sport & fitness, Friendships & relationships
Preparation for adulthood
Getting involved, Staying healthy
Communicating with parents and carers
Parents and carers are encouraged to stay and watch the session. Coaches will chat and give regular feedback to parents and carers of the participants' progress.

The Club Development Officer also will visit sessions on a regular basis and engage with parents,carers and young people to generate feedback and ensure the sessions meet their needs and are being delivered to the highest standards.
Is the service fully accessible?
The session takes place in The David Weir Leisure Centre on the ground floor. The facility is fully accessible to all .
Ensuring inclusion
All sports DSC deliver are adaptable to participants with all disabilities.

The coaches have all undergone disability specific training and are monitored on a regular basis.Additionally, coaches are regularly undergo CPD training.

Coaches are trained to ensure that sessions are fully inclusive and that all participants can take part in given sports and exercises.