New Dundee learning disability programme

left to right: John Coleman of Dundee FCCT
service users Michael Cook & Jamie Heeney
Connor Moyes of Dundee United Community Trust
Kris Stevenson & Elle Gemmell from Advocating Together

Wide-ranging service to meet physical activity needs of Dundonians

Tuesday 10th September 2019

Dundee residents who have a learning disability are set to benefit from a new recreation service that includes gym sessions, boccia and walking netball.

From swimming to gymnastics, a range of activities will be on offer through the Dundee learning disability service programme that several charities and community groups have come together to establish.

Sense Scotland, Turning Point and Advocating Together are three charities involved in the project, alongside the Dundee FC Community Trust and Dundee United Community Trust who will be running walking football, walking netball and fan fitness training programmes.

Staff from the service were joined by service users and community partners at a launch event at the Ardler community centre to hear about the new programme.

Gill McDonald, learning disability and mental health physiotherapy team lead, said, “The day was a real celebration of what the recreation team provides with our partners. 

“Working in partnership with Dundee and Dundee United community trusts and Advocating Together allows service users to experience a wide range of physical activity and engage in social activities across the city. 

“It also helps raise awareness that our city has a diverse population with a wide range of health and social care needs.”