Learning disability is no barrier to sport
Breaking the Barrier has grown a lot over the years and has become a real family favourite. With each year that passes we learn more about how best to help people with learning disabilities and their families to take part. We have also grown our work in partnership with expert adventure sports providers and community sports organisations. Together we deliver activities, alongside our dedicated team of community volunteers.
The sports events we offer not only increase people’s well-being and physical health. They are also a chance for young people and their families to meet up and build friendships. Breaking the Barrier offers activities that our young people and their families tell us they want to do. We make it accessible, affordable, sociable and most importantly – fun!
Whilst Coronavirus has meant we cannot currently run our usual event calendar we will not let that us stop looking to the future and keeping active now. Read latest news to find out more about how to keep on Breaking the Barrier.
Last year over 300 people took part in Breaking the Barrier
Life After Lockdown
I usually work at Rushbrook Youth Centre and I haven’t been to Rushbrook for about 3 months and it was good to be back. I do
Lifeworks Summer Holiday Bubbles
We are delighted to bring to you Lifeworks Summer Holiday Bubbles. Following a great deal of
All Different. All Equal
I was I’m looking forward to Respect Festival this year, and then it has been cancelled due to COVID-19. I am so disappointed
Carlos's mum first came across Breaking the Barrier in the spring of 2017. We had moved to the area the year before. As soon as I saw surfing I thought
I was looking forward to watch Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam this year, but it has been cancelled due to COVID-19 and
Congratulations to the Jones family who not only completed two challenges for Breaking the Barrier 2020 but completely smashed their fundraising target!
We are excited to bring you a new Breaking the Barrier Challenge taking place on Saturday 20 June during Learning Disability Awareness Week (17-23