Following a recent assessment Broadbridge Heath Leisure Centre have been awarded GOLD status from the Parent and Carer Team. They are the first Leisure Centre and only the 2nd organisation ever to achieve Gold.
The Parent and Carer Team (PACT) Awards are for services for children with disabilities or additional needs. They recognise excellence from different service providers across the county.
Run by West Sussex Parent Carer Forum, PACT Awards are assessed by parents and carers and focus on those things which are important to them when choosing a service for their child. Criteria assessed included staff attitude, environment, safety, communication, information and feedback, involvement, inclusion and participation, policies and procedures.
Emma McCormick, Centre Manager says: “We are really proud of this achievement. We have worked really hard over the last seven years to become an inclusive Centre for children and adults with disabilities and in addition to the work on access have also done a lot of work on programming and making activities inclusive.”
A key driver of the Leisure Centres success are their Discovery Open Days for disabled children and their families. Each open day is designed to be inclusive and offers a wide variety of sporting and creative activities for children to enjoy. The next Discovery Day is on Sunday 11th October from 10am – 4pm. For more information visit www.broadbridgeheathleisurecentre.co.uk or call 01403 211311 to book your space.
Report and pictures contributed by Suzanne Travers.