We’re thrilled to announce that Cambridge House’s SENsational Sports team won the Sports Development Award at the London Youth Awards! Under the exceptional leadership of June Lois, a Cambridge House veteran, our SENSports team enable young people with profound and multiple learning and/or physical disabilities to get active, improve muscle tone and experience weightlessness.
In a fantastic ceremony at Channel 4’s headquarters – which saw Cambridge House share a stage with talented young dancers, comedians and campaigners – June accepted a thoroughly-earned trophy presented by our friends at the Jack Petchey Foundation. Our SENsports team are going from strength to strength, and we’re immensely proud of the innovative and inspirational work they do.
Access sport and activity is key to everyone’s psychological health and emotional well-being, no matter your ability. For over two years, our talented and dedicated SENSports team have provided therapeutic sports activities to 11-25 year-olds with profound and multiple learning and physical disabilities, including our Hydrotherapy and Rebound Therapy sessions. The sessions enable some of the most marginalised and least active young people in Southwark to access fun and regular activities that are tailored to the physical and emotional needs of each individual.
Through consistent, personalised support in a safe space, our participants learn new skills, gain confidence, build relationships and improve their health and emotional wellbeing. Our SENSports team go above and beyond in inspiring and supporting marginalised young people to get active, and it’s great to see them recognised for their work.