In September 2018 Cerebral Palsy Sport received funding from BBC’s Children In Need for a three years CP Can Project.
The funding received has allowed Cerebral Palsy Sport to employ a National CP Can officer to lead the project and make a difference to the lives of children and young people with CP and physical impairments.
CP Can has been developed because we want to focus on what people with cerebral palsy can do!
The CP Can project officer will be working with community sports clubs and organisations across the country, providing adapted sports sessions including RaceRunning, Frame Football, Table Cricket, Polybat and much more. The officer will work with the groups so that they understand the needs of people with CP, how to adapt sports and activities to meet the needs, and provide continuous support to them so that there are regular sport and physical activity opportunities available.
The CP Can project will also focus on engaging families, encouraging families to be active together and using the time when adapted sports sessions are taking place as a time for families to meet others who have the same daily experiences.
We have been inspired over the last year with all take all of the positive stories that have been shared with us via #MyStory and we will be building on this through the CP Can project to demonstrate the incredible things that people with CP Can do.
To find out what CP Can events are taking place click here
For more information or to get involved contact Adi.Fawcett@cpsport.org