Promoting Physical Activity for People with a Learning Disability through Active Learning Event



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Managed Care Network

Learning Disabilities


DATE: 31/03/2017
Dear Colleague,
On behalf of the Managed Care Network (MCN), local authority partners and Edinburgh Leisure, we are pleased to invite you to attend a Promoting Physical Activity for People with a Learning Disability through Active Learning Event which is taking place on the 18th of May at Meadowbank Sports Stadium in Edinburgh.

The event will:




  • Provide you with information on how physical activity is essential in improving someone’s overall health and wellbeing

  • Share resources and information on how best to support someone with a learning disability to become more physically active

  • Allow protected time for sharing ideas of best practice to impact professional development in your role as a key promoter and enabler of supporting someone to be more active

  • Highlight physical activity national policy and relevance for learning disability, particularly in relation to higher health needs

  • Explore physical activity pathways into the community and leisure services

  • Integrate physical activity promotion into every day working


Most importantly, your views and opinions will help us to develop better and more responsive services for people who have a learning disability.
Details of the event are enclosed. There is no charge for attendance.
We do hope you can join us on the day and look forward to seeing you there.

Yours sincerely,

Christina Bickers

Learning & Development Co-Ordinator

Learning Disability Managed Care Network

Strathbrock Partnership Centre

189a West Main Street

Broxburn


EH52 5LH

Programme for the day


Time


Topic

Speaker(s)

09.00 – 09.30


Registration




09.30 - 09.45

Welcome & Introduction

Maureen Watt

Minister for Mental Health




09.45 – 10.00

Philipumba


Philip Macatear (Edinburgh Council)

10.00 – 10.15

Policy overview


Pauline MacDonald (Keys to Life)

10.15 – 10.45

Physical Activity – What’s all the fuss about??


John Brennan

Health Promotion



10.45 – 11.15

Healthy Eating Workshop

Edinburgh Leisure colleagues

11.15 – 11.45


Coffee / Networking




11.45 – 12.45

World Cafe – hearing from you

Facilitated by members of the planning group

12.45 – 1.30

Lunch




1.30 – 1.45

Independance





1.45 – 2.15

Workshop 1



2.15 – 2.45

Workshop 2



2.45 – 3.15

Workshop 3





3.15 – 3.30


Break




3.30 – 3.45


My story – a case study



LAC team and tri-rugby (TBC)

3.45 – 4.00



Closing remarks and key messages

Christina Bickers/Pauline MacDonald


Workshops

1 – Tri Rugby

Jamie Armstrong (Tri Rugby) will be running this workshop focussing on using rugby as a vehicle for enhancing the lives of participants with learning disabilities by fostering confidence and social skills. The workshop will be part presentational, part active.



2 – Seated Exercises

Sam Scott (Edinburgh Leisure) will facilitate a workshop showing a range of gentle and simple chair based exercise that can performed in the home or in a small group setting.  




3 – Communication

Tracy Lazenby-Paterson (SALT, NHS Lothian) will be facilitating a workshop on how to use scripts to enable people with a learning disability to access physical activity






4 – Overcoming Barriers

This workshop will be facilitated by Norma Muir and Andrew Smart and will focus on how to overcome some of the barriers in helping people with a learning disability access physical activity






5 – Adapting Activities.

Andrew McIntosh and Jodi McGinty (Edinburgh Leisure) will facilitate a workshop on adapting activities to create inclusive physical activity sessions.  







Attendance Application Form : Promoting Physical Activity Through Active Learning
Thursday the 18th of May at Meadowbank Sports Stadium
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Please choose your three preferred workshops – select in order of preference (eg..1, 2, 3 etc)




Tri-rugby






Seated Exercises





Communication




Overcoming Barriers





Adaptive Activities






Do you have any special dietary requirements? YES/NO

If so what are they?

Do you have any access requirements? YES/NO

If so what are they?

Please complete and return this form to:


Christina.Bickers@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk
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