Local people with learning disabilities are getting into the World Cup spirit by taking part in a football fun day. To support Learning Disability Week the South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, which provides specialist NHS learning disability services to people in Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield, is holding a football fun day at The Zone in Huddersfield.
Learning Disability Week is Mencap’s national awareness week and this year it runs from 21st – 27th June and is campaigning for the NHS to ‘get it right’ when treating people with a learning disability.
The football fun day, taking place on Tuesday 22 June, includes lots of different activities and fun competitions from five aside football matches to penalty shoot outs. The mayor of Kirklees will officially open the day and will also be on hand to present the winners with a replica world cup.
Phil Walters, Trust head of inclusion, said, “We know that physical activity and social inclusion all make a big difference to wellbeing so this event is concentrating on these areas at the same time as supporting the national Mencap campaign. We want people with learning disabilities who use our services to be able to try something new to enhance their wellbeing. Sport can bring people together and build a sense of community.”
The public can show their support for the ‘Getting it right’ campaign by signing up at www.mencap.org.uk/gettingitright
To find out more about the fun day and other events organised by the Trust contact the inclusion team on 01924 328656 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.