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Link Newsletter October 2020
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In this edition of the Link newsletter we will be listing some virtual and face to face activities.


Virtual Activities


Access Sports  have helpfully signposted to a number of different activities online.

For more resources and activities go to:

Or follow on Facebook @AccessSport #StayActiveWithAccess #StayInworkOut

Adapt to Perform – Wheelchair Fitness

Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays, 5pm

Open access – live on Youtube and Instagram

Adaptive Martial Arts

Tuesdays, 6pm

Beginner online sessions. Suitable for 6+

Register here first

Aim High Dance Academy Street Dance

Tuesdays, 8pm

Open to all abilities

Free sessions until 29 December 2020.



Mojo Moves Online Disco with 80s Aerobics

Wednesdays, 5pm

For children and young people with SEND and their families

Free of charge, sign up online


Yoga with Emma and RMR Rehabilitation

Thursdays, 4pm (4-10), 4.4.5pm (11-16), 5.30pm (17-25)

£5 per class, reduced to £3 via Access Sport



FAM – Functional Adaptive Movement

Thursdays, 7pm

Great for teens and adults looking for some friendly motivation, seated and standing options.

First session free, £3.50-£6.50 thereafter

Secure your spot:

Freewheelin Dance

Fridays, 5pm (Seated Kids Session)

Suitable for those with and without disabilities to register, £5 per class


Various times, 10 virtual sessions per week

Sports, drama, yoga, crafts, cooking, choir etc.

More info at link or call 07806 743595


Empower You have a new activity timetable each week for people with learning impairments and autism as well as their supporters in Trafford.

Sign up to their timetable to see timetable specific sessions but regular activities include:


Dance away the blues with Dee

Mondays, £4 (excluding carers)

Contact Dee at

or 07896 502 825

Drama Skills with Alice

Meet Alice here!

Mondays, £4.50 (excluding carers)

Contact Alice at

or mobile 07769 335 435

Hockey with Access Sport

Tuesdays, Free on Zoom

Contact Jane if you would like to loan a hockey stick at 

Chair Yoga with Esmeralda

Tuesdays, £3 (excluding carers)

Contact Esmeralda at

or mobile 0757 239 7373

Pilates with Nisha

Wednesdays, £5 (excluding carers)

Book at Pilates Manchester


Get fighting fit with boxer Jumbo Jake

Wednesdays, £5 (excluding carers)

Contact Jake at


Legs, Bums and Tums with Emma

Thursdays, £3 (excluding carers)

Contact Emma at

or mobile 07446 832 026


Basketball with Jacob

Thursdays, Free

Zoom links on timetable

Contact Jane if you would like a free basketball at


Relax and re-energize with Gaynor’s Yoga

Fridays, £5 (excluding carers)

Contact Gaynor at

or mobile 07732 321 156


Training or Support


MENCAP are running free Disability Awareness Training for employers

Fri 6 November, 10am to 12pm

Fri 11 December, 10am to 12pm


Down’s Syndrome Association have a number of different courses available for just £16 including:

Supporting Early Development (Birth to 4)

Tues 10 November, 10am to 12pm

Puberty and Adolescence

Wed 11 November, 10am to 12pm

Supporting Behaviour Positively (11-18)

Thurs 12 November, 10am to 11.45am

Supporting Behaviour Positively (3-11)

Tues 1 December, 10am to 12pm

South Manchester Down’s Syndrome Support Group link to these and other online resources on their SMDSSG Training Page


Greater Manchester Autism Consortium Parent Seminar Resources

View the NAS Managing Anger and Sensory seminars facilitated online with parent facilitators


Trafford Sunrise courses Free commissioned courses

Email to sign up.

For parent carers with children 10-16 years:

Behavioural Difficulties

Tuesday 17 November, 10am-11.30pm

Managing Change

Monday 30 November, 2pm to 3.30pm

Communicating with Teenagers

Tuesday 8 December, 12-1.30pm


Wednesday 16 December, 5-6.30pm


For parent carers with children 5-12 years:

Behavioural Difficulties

Tuesday 3 November, 10.30am-12pm


Monday 16 November, 11am to 12.30pm

Managing change at Home and School

Monday 23 November, 5pm-6pm


Counselling and Family Centre groups

Mindfulness— Mondays, 7pm

Coping through Covid— Thursdays

Therapeutic Allotment— Wednesdays

Bereavement and Loss— Wednesdays