News

Group Seated Pilates

Posted 6th October 2020
Following the success of the summer Pilates classes, Natalie returned to run classes in 6 of our regular groups. She has coached over 45 Members ranging in age from 45 – 83. She carefully adapted each exercises to assist Members with hemiplegia and other physical limitations. She said “It has been lovely teaching the Members and great that everyone has got involved” David really enjoyed the chance to stretch and practice sitting properly, and Brian was looking forward to a rest at the end! Several Members have asked for a course next term.

The Write Offs – TV Programme highlighting Aphasia

Posted 6th October 2020
‘The write offs’ with Sandi Toksvig – if you missed it you can still view it on All 4 on demand. A TV programme following several people with dyslexia and literacy challenges including one gentleman with aphasia, which our reading group might find of particular interest.

https://www.channel4.com/programmes/the-write-offs/episode-guide/

We hope it raises more awareness the hidden often invisible disabilities like aphasia and dyslexia.
We loved seeing evidence of how valuable peer support is and wish there were more episodes – the techniques and strategies used to help improvement would perhaps of been of general interest?

Accessible Golf is back on!

Posted 24th September 2020
Accessible Golf has been a popular Dyscover activity for nearly 4 years and we are thrilled to welcome back 8 Members, plus relatives & volunteers, to Leatherhead Golf Club this Autumn.
This is the first opportunity to bring Members face-to-face again after the long months of remote contact. Previous golfers mingled with brand new members whist the relatives benefitted enormously from the valuable support they give each other.
Suzanne said “it is a joy to be back!”

Office re-opening

Posted 16th September 2020

As our Autumn term fast approaches we’ve had some good news from our landlords as Leatherhead Court will re-open next week!
We will have a phased return for our staff to the office with all of our services remaining on-line this year. Some staff will continue to work from home so that we can continue to socially distance and limit sharing offices as much as possible, but the team look forward to having some face to face contact with one another and being on hand to answer the phone!

Autumn Term Starts

Posted 16th September 2020

So great to start our 14 week Autumn term yesterday with some carefully managed face to face planning sessions for our staff team and groups of volunteers. Plenty of chat and creative planning – watch this space!

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