Inclusivity

Funding level: £1,001 to £5,000

Description

Rebounders are a charity that provides specialist trampoline classes for children and adults with physical or learning disabilities. We aim to ensure everyone can participate in a sport, whatever their ability, age, development and understanding. The benefits are all encompassing, improving physical condition (core strength, digestion, empowerment, independence, strength and movement) but most importantly it’s just great fun, with lots of laughter which is always good for anyone.

Rebounders was set up in 2002, with a group of six children with coordination problems. Over the next six years, the demand grew for more specialist classes resulting in extensive fundraising in order to open a specialist venue, The Rebounders Centre, in September 2008.

The Rebounders Centre is now open six days a week, and run by a team of qualified Disability trampoline coaches, Rebound therapists, and volunteers. We provide a variety of daytime and evening classes, for children and adults with special needs, SEN school and college groups, care homes, and adult services. The Centre covers all aspects of disability trampolining and caters for all levels and abilities, ensuring that trampolining can be accessed by all.

The Centre is looking to replace 2 sets of soft play steps, which ensure mounting and dismounting the trampoline is easier for those with physical disabilities. Rebounders aims to encourage mobility and independence where possible, and finds that steps leading onto the trampoline provide a safe, accessible option for Centre users, who may otherwise require the assistance of a hoist to access the trampoline. These steps are vital to the Centre, however years of wear and tear have left our current steps deflated and reaching their end of use, replacing them is a high priority.

The Rebounders Centre are also looking to purchase sensory toys and equipment to go into our soft play area. The soft play area allows those who access The Rebounders Centre the space to play and interact with others in the class. It is important to have this space to provide children and adults, who may struggle with the concept of turn taking and waiting, somewhere to enjoy in between their turns on the trampoline. The sensory equipment, including tactile toys and visual resources, will help develop recognition of different textures, provide sensory feedback, and encourage play whilst at the Centre. Equipment can also be transferred for use on the trampoline, as encouragement, positive praise, and sensory stimulation.

We are also in need of more floor mats for the The Rebounders Centre. These mats are multi-purpose and are essential to provide a safe environment when taking part in trampolining. They are used as flooring in our soft play area, and wall padding throughout the Centre. Rebounders are looking to improve our visual aids around the Centre, by positioning brightly coloured mats along the walls at the bottom of steps. This is not only to ensure safety when dismounting the trampoline, but also to provide Centre users who have visual impairments with bold colours so that they can differentiate between different areas of the Centre.

With your support, a vote for The Rebounders Centre would help us to provide accessible sessions for the 200+ current members, as well as ensuring we can continue to provide inclusive, engaging sessions for both children and adults with physical and learning disabilities, in future years.

Thank you for making a difference




Rebounders

Location: Cardiff

Rebounders is totally inclusive and accepting of all children and adults regardless of need. Everyone is valued and is treated as an individual. Parents/carers/clients regularly express how much benefit Rebounders has been to them, helping physically, socially and emotionally. Lovely atmosphere.