Empower Launch

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What's On

Thursday 19 July 12.00pm - 5.00pm

At Greenbank Sports Academy, Greenbank Lane, Liverpool L17 1AG

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Thanks to funding from the Big Lottery, we are launching a new project to help break down some of the barriers disabled people face accessing recreation activities, employment and training. The event will introduce the project and team who will help to achieve this vision. Also on offer will be taster sessions for all to get involved in.

The project will take a holistic approach to supporting and empowering disabled people to take full advantage of what Greenbank offers in terms of the outdoors, sport, arts, crafts, training, employment and fitness. This will lead to a healthier and happier disabled community in the Merseyside area.

It will provide individually tailored, flexible programmes that respond to the specific needs and barriers to recreation, employment and training faced by disabled people.

Empower will offer:


Funding will be used to support disabled people to attend our activities, using support workers and volunteer buddies and will be coordinated by a project development officer.

Transport & Outreach programme

One of the major barriers to disabled people attending activity sessions is transport to and from our venue. This project includes provision for the purchase of a dedicated minibus, for use by a paid driver and volunteers.

A van for transporting specialist equipment for transporting specialist equipment, such as adaptive cycles, wheelchair sports and electric wheelchair, into local venues will also be purchased.

Training & Volunteering Opportunities

The Empower Project will offer courses to develop the skills of disabled people as officials, coaches and administrators. It will also look to use disabled people to volunteer on the programme.

Outdoor Session & Fitness Package

The project will take advantage of our location, next to Sefton Park to offer disabled people and their families an outdoor fitness session (including cycling, jogging and walking) on Sunday mornings.

We also have funding for 100 free annual gym memberships (including circuit sessions) and a healthy eating programme available as part of Empower.


12pm – Welcome and Registrations

12.30pm – Empower Presentation

1pm to 2pm – Lunch refreshments and meet the people

2pm to 4pm- Taster sessions – Greenbank Giants Boccia Club, Greenbank Cycling Club, Wheelchair Basketball, Sport and Activities for the Visually Impaired (SAVI), Rebound Therapy, Greenbank Power Football Club, Greenbank Table Tennis Club, Empower Walking, and Gym Tours.

4pm to 5pm – Q&As and feedback. Refreshments


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