We believe in, and are committed to developing sport in your community. As such, Sencio has a dedicated Sports Development Officer who works closely with schools, clubs, youth clubs, disability groups and many other sections of the community to develop sport and physical activity across the Sevenoaks District.
This activity includes setting up taster sessions, open days, and courses of new activities and seeking funding for many of the activities we put on to ensure they can benefit local users.
Working in partnership with Sevenoaks District Sports council, the Sports Development Officer collates and presents funding applications for organisations and individuals for funding to assist with coaching, improvement of sporting standards and expenses relating to competing at national level.
Our partners include:
We are proud to announce that our Charity of the Year 2013 is Mencap.
Mencap works with people with learning disabilities to:
- Provide services that allow people to live independent lives
- Provide expert advice and information about lerning disability
- Campaign for changes to laws and services
- Challenge prejudice.
There is an estimated 1.5million people with a learning disability in the UK, and they are among the most disadvantaged in today's society. That's why Mencap is here. They work closely with people with a learning disability to change laws and services, challenge prejudice and directly support thousands of people live their lives as they choose.
A learning disability can happen before, during or shortly after birth and affects the way the brain develops. It is always life long.
People with a learning disability tend to take longer to learn and may need support to develop new skills, understand complex information, interact with other people, they find it harder to learn new things, including everyday activities like household tasks and managing money.
It is important to remember that with the right support, most people with a learning disability in the UK can lead independent lives.