Disability and Inclusion
We recognise that disabled people or anyone living with a long term health condition may have questions on what activities are available in Barnet to meet their needs. We have compiled information to answer some of these questions and make accessing physical activity opportunities as easy as possible.
Accessing Better leisure centres
Better pride themselves on providing facilities and activities that are accessible to all Barnet residents and a number of the Better leisure centres across Barnet are Inclusive Fitness Initiative (IFI) accredited and also offer accessible equipment in the gyms and pools such as Pool Pods to allow an easier, less stressful access to activities you enjoy.
We're pleased to announce the launch of Dance Barnet. Delivered in partnership with Saracens Foundation and Step Change Studios, Dance Barnet brings the first pan disability dance project to Barnet offering free weekly dance sessions and a fun celebration event.
The Saracens Foundation disABILITY programme offers opportunities for individuals of all ages with a wide range of disabilities. The key aim of the programme is to support social and physical development using sport as a catalyst for change.
Wheelchair Basketball is the most played disability sport in the world. It is a physically demanding sport whilst still being a great way to make friends, be part of a team and see the world!
Sense offers free physical activity sessions that you can do from the comfort of your own home.
New Barnet Leisure Centre launched a new Sensory Equipment/Lightning system in its learner pool over the summer, with attention grabbing moving colours and shapes enhancing a child’s experience in the pool. This new system is ideal for children and young people with additional needs who require a calm environment for swimming.
Our learner pool is regularly used by families and young children for swim lessons and ‘swim for all’ sessions, the addition of the new sensory equipment/lighting system will ensure that children living with complex disabilities can enjoy regular swimming activities too.
From the essential colour mixing lighting, to dramatic moving images creating various patterns on the walls, we want these sessions to be a fun and relaxing environment for children and young people with complex disabilities to engage in regular physical activity.
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The Fit2gether project gives you lots of chances to try new sports and physical activities whilst having fun and making friends.
Use the Get Active activity finder to locate activities for all ages and abilities that are offered within local sports clubs, leisure centres and community-based settings in Barnet (and beyond).