Keeping vulnerable adults active through fun games and activity packs
Yawn Life is based in Luton and work with Adults with Learning disabilities . Many of whom have additional health needs and some of whom fall into the extremely vulnerable category, many of whom have been and continue to be isolated throughout the pandemic. Maintaining social distance requirements amongst members of this group is exceptionally hard, due to the lack of capacity to understand, process and retain information.
Yawn Life believe that their clients will not be able to access the community safely for many months and lockdown has taken away most forms of exercise that have been available to their group. Lack of motivation and exercise have led to lethargy and weight gain.
As a result Yawn Life was given funding of just over £2000 to issue activity bags for all the adults with Learning disabilities that they meet, to take home. These bags had a variety of small sports equipment in, skipping ropes, football, pedometer and activity cards to explain what can be done.
Bags were kept on site to demonstrate the activities to the individuals as they attend their service and create a positive desire to take part. Activities were then completed on the days when they were not with them. These new challenges will keep both parents, carers and the individuals themselves a new motivation to get moving on their site and at individual homes until it becomes safe to resume their usual off site community sports activities again.
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