Keep Calm and Get the Curry On was set up by parents of children with learning disabilities with support from Voluntary Action Coventry to provide a safe supportive environment for parents and their children to come together and socialise. The group was delighted to receive their first grant from Coventry City Council’s Health and Wellbeing Fund to run their first Curry and Film night. The pilot is intended to demonstrate demand for more activities and VAC are supporting the group already to develop their next application which the group hope will allow them to build on a successful taster.
Bowled Over by Change
Stoke Bowling Club have now completed the capital works to their clubhouse ensuring the community venue and bowling green are accessible to all people in the community and enabling the successful Age UK partnership provision to be extended. The club reported that one lady had been housebound for two years after suffering a stroke, attended the sessions and this was the first time she’d left the house. Through the sessions she gained the confidence to become a member and she now attends every week with her husband, has made friends and attends social sessions. VAC are providing support for the organisation to bid to Sport England to bring Boccia sessions to Coventry and to secure two specialist Bradshaw Buggies to enable bowlers with mobility issues to participate in sessions on the green’s.