Ability For All Programmes- Disability Sports


Ability For All programme


Everybody Sport and Recreation believes that leisure and learning activities are not passive ways of spending time, rather a way of gaining enjoyment, satisfaction, achievement, pleasure and inclusion. Leisure time is where people develop social skills, form friendships and increase their practical abilities, self-worth and independence.

inclusive cycling

Activities Available:


Young Person Activities: 


Adult Activities


If you would like anymore information on our programmes, please complete our contact form below and a member of staff will be in touch as soon as possible. Alternatively you can email: inclusion@everybody.org.uk or call 07506 317055 or 07809 665228.

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Short Breaks


As part of Ability for All programme we will now be offering the opportunity for parents/carers to stay and take part in the activities with their children.In addition you can have a short break by leaving your child with a designated member of staff to support the child, allowing you to remain on site but go for a coffee with other parents or take the opportunity to do another activity for your own health & wellbeing e.g. use the fitness suite, classes. swimming etc.

Note – If you are interested in accessing the short break service please speak to a member of the team to arrange before attending the first session.The short break service does not apply to the Activ8 and Alpha Swim activities



GOLD (Growing Opportunities for Learning Disabilities) Group is a forum for groups who provide leisure or learning opportunities for adults with learning disabilities to work together, share best practice, knowledge and learning and promote services across Cheshire East.If you would like more information about the GOLD Group including adding an entry to the booklet or joining our group, please contact the Local Area Co-Ordinators via email: Localareacoordinator@cheshireeast.gov.uk.



Everybody Leisure has a range of Volunteer opportunities available across Cheshire East, to help run their exciting activity days for children and families with disabilities. Everybody Leisure are looking for people to help set up, manage and help support various activities at these sessions.

Types of sports range from cycling using adapted bikes, wheelchair multi-sports, volleyball, soft archery and arts and crafts. It is a great opportunity to work with children with disabilities and their families in a sports environment.  No specific experience or training necessary just enthusiasm, positivity and a can do attitude.

Everybody Leisure’s aim is for everyone to have a great time and get involved as much as possible in the session.  It is possible that this could lead to further volunteering opportunities and potentially paid work (depending on experience and qualifications.)

If you want to get involved, Everybody Leisure has volunteer opportunities for a range of ages and abilities and accept applications from ages 14+ please contact: volunteers@everybody.org.uk to find out more.

Nominations for our 2018 Everybody Awards are now open! Plus don’t miss our exciting news, this years host for the Awards has now been announced. 

Each year the event celebrates sporting and community heroes in Cheshire East, with over 200 guests coming together to be recognised for their achievements and helping change lives through healthy recreation. Click here to find out more or to nominate.

Closing date for nominations: 19th August 2018.

Activity Hubs


Ability for All Activity Hubs


Our Activity Hubs are a fortnightly multi-sport and play session supporting children with a range of disabilities to be physically active.The Activity Hub consists of a variety of activities including special themed events and quiet areas, based on consultation, to keep participants engaged.

Activities will be age appropriate to ensure young people enjoy the session, develop social skills and explore their abilities.

There are opportunities for parents to join in with the activities or leave their child while they use the gym, attend a fitness class or just enjoy a brew in our Taste for Life Café.

At the end of each Activity Hub there is the opportunity for the family to join the public swim for an hour.






Dates of Sessions


Activity Hub (North) Saturday 13:30pm – 15:00pm Macclesfield Leisure Centre 3rd March 2018

17th March 2018

21st April 2018

5th May 2018

19th May 2018

9th June 2018

23rd June 2018

7th July 2018

21st July 2018

3-18 years
Activity Hub (South) Sunday 14:00pm – 15:30pm Crewe Lifestyle Centre 11th March 2018

25th March 2018

29th April 2018

13th May 2018

3rd June 2018

17th June 2018

8th July 2018

15th July 2018

29th July 2018

3-18 years




Our Activ8 sessions allow children to try out new activities and let off steam without fear of being judged. Children can play on the specialist soft play equipment, and get creative with arts and crafts, supervised by our friendly coaches and volunteers.

The sessions run every fortnight and take place at Fun 4 All at Macclesfield and Playworld at Shavington.





Dates of Sessions


Activ8 (North)

£3.00 per person

Monday 18:00pm – 19:30pm Fun 4 All

Queens Avenue


SK10 2DG

 26th February 2018

12th March 2018

26th March 2018

16th April 2018

30th April 2018

14th May 2018

4th June 2018

18th June 2018

2nd July 2018

16th July 2018

3-18 years
Activ8 (South)

£2.00 per person



17:30pm – 19:00pm Playworld

416 Newcastle Road



5th March 2018

19th March 2018

23rd April 2018

21st May 2018

11th June 2018

25th June 2018

9th July 2018

23rd July 2018

3-13 years


Alpha Swim


Alpha Swim

Alpha Swim is a 12 week course of swimming lessons for young people with a disability. These lessons will be a basic introduction to swimming to encourage children to have fun, be more relaxed in the water whilst learning basic water skill. The lessons will be adapted to meet the needs of the child where possible and will have a smaller teacher to swimmer ratio.

Who is Alpha Swim for?

  • For any young people with a disability or additional need aged 4 to 17.
  • Not on Learn to Swim Scheme or receiving 1 to 1 lessons.
  • Has limited or no swimming experience.


When are the lessons?

Alpha Swim will be running at 3 locations:


Day / Time



Congleton Leisure Centre Friday 6.30pm – 7.00pm Friday 19th January 2018 4 to 17
Crewe Lifestyle Centre Tuesday 6.30pm – 7.00pm Tuesday 16th January 2018 4 to 17
Macclesfield Leisure Centre Saturday 2.00pm – 2.30pm February 2018 dates to be confirmed 4 to 17

A new block of 12 week Alpha swim lessons will be starting this April, to register your interest please contact Andy on 07506 317 055 or email inclusion@everybody.org.uk

Cost of the Alpha Swim is £66 for the 12 week block which needs to be paid on or before the first lesson.

For more information please email inclusion@everybody.org.uk or call 07506 317 055.

Cygnet Swim


Cygnet Swim


Cygnet Swim is an inclusive swim session for families (including carers) with disabled children of all ages. The aim of the swim session is to provide the opportunity for a fun, non-judgmental, relaxing swim with like minded families or groups.

In the water children can use a variety of equipment including balls, floats and buoyancy aids to help them relax and have fun.

The swim session was set up following feedback from some families as they wanted to go swimming but were unable to attend a public swim for a number of reasons including children needing 1:1 support.

Sessions available:





How to book

Alsager Leisure Centre Sundays:

11th March 2018

8th April 2018

20th May 2018

10th June 2018

8th July 2018

13:00pm-14:00pm  Please just turn up for these sessions, there is no need to book.

Central Cheshire Buddy Scheme (CCBS) is a charity which supports children and young people with disabilities, their families and their siblings through a number of activity clubs. In particular CCBS have an activity group which supports children and young people who were not accessing any activities as they require additional support to do so. Many of these children and young people have complex health needs, severe autism or challenging behaviour.

CCBS have attended the Cygnet Swim bringing a group of 8-10 young people (plus support) to attend the session at Alsager Leisure Centre which has been very successful for the group.

Stephanie Lawley from CCBS commented,

“During swimming all the children and young people are engaged, they all enjoy swimming and the sensation of the water. It is good therapy for the children, helping them relax in a safe fun environment. Other activity venues have been crowded and other children have upset the group.

We have found the whole experience at Alsager Leisure Centre very positive, the staff have been fantastic catering for our users needs and we want to encourage more families to get active and have fun.”

You can read more of this story here

Inclusive Cycling


Inclusive Cycling


The session is aimed for children who might find cycling on a two wheeled bike more challenging –whether that is be due to a disability or injury. We have a range of adapted bikes to support disabled children to learn basic cycling skills.

The fortnightly session at Congleton Leisure Centre also has bikes that allow participation, with support from staff or carers, even if they cannot cycle on their own.

Come and try out a range of adapted bikes such as trikes and tandems, suitable for all ages and abilities.






Dates of Sessions



£3.60 per person

Saturdays 14:30pm – 15:30pm Congleton Leisure Centre 10th March 2018

24th March 2018

28th April 2018

12th May 2018

2nd June 2018

16th June 2018

30th June 2018

14th July 2018

28th July 2018

3-18 years

Inclusive Gym


inclusive Gym

A brand new inclusive gym session at the Crewe Lifestyle Centre. These sessions are for 13-18 year olds with a disability or additional need and will be supported by a designated Lifestyle Coach. Each session will be at a low ratio to enable young people to be supported and have the opportunity to develop confidence, skills and knowledge in the gym environment whilst achieving their individual fitness goals.

A designated adult or carer is welcome to support the young person. To enable people to complete the induction process along with the necessary paperwork process, please note we can only accept two new inductions at any one session.

When: Every Monday, between 4.00pm -5.30pm
Where: Crewe Lifestyle Centre
Cost: £3.60 per person

To find our more information please complete our contact form and a member of staff will be in touch as soon as possible or please contact Andy on: 07506 317 055. To book your session please contact Crewe Lifestyle Centre on 01270 685580.





A fortnightly session where disabled children can learn to trampoline in a relaxed environment.

This session is designed for children who would love to have a go at trampolining but need some extra help, more than a mainstream session might offer.

During the session disabled children can trampoline to their ability level with guidance from a qualified instructor. Additional activities are offered to reduce anxiety whilst waiting for their turn.


Sessions available 






Dates Available



£5.00 per person

Thursday 17:30pm – 19:00pm Knutsford Leisure Centre 1st March 2018

15th March 2018

29th March 2018

19th April 2018

3rd May 2018

17th May 2018

7th June 2018

21st June 2018

5th July 2018

19th July 2018

4-18 years

£5.00 per person

Saturday 13:15pm – 14:15pm Congleton Leisure Centre 10th March 2018

24th March 2018

28th April 2018

12th May 2018

2nd June 2018

30th June 2018

14th July 2018

28th July 2018

4-18 years

Activ8 Adults



Activ8 Adults is a weekly multi-activity session for anyone over 16 with a disability. The concept of the session is to provide a fun, social multi-activity session for people to be active.

During the session people have approx. 30 mins in the gym and then have the option of doing a different activity (which changes each week) for the rest of the session.  These activities people have included tennis, kick rounders, Tri golf, Boccia and cycling using adapted bikes


Cost: £3.60 per person 




Tuesday Crewe Lifestyle Centre, CW1 2BB 11:00am -12:00pm
Thursdays Barony Sports Complex, CW5 5QY 13:30pm -14:30pm

Aqua Relax


Aqua Relax


Aqua Relax is a swimming session for people with specific medical conditions. Swimming is a great way to move more, increase everyday activities and be active. Just because you have a medical condition doesn’t mean you can’t be active or have to stop!

You can go at your own pace, starting slowly and building up gradually. We welcome a family member or friend to join in the session, offering support and being active together. After the session why not enjoy a drink in our community café at the Crewe Lifestyle Centre and relax.

When: Every Friday 

Time: 12.00pm to 1.00pm

Where: Crewe Lifestyle Centre

We have mixed changing facilities, with private changing cubicals. The pool is fitted with accessible lifts to make accessibility into the pool easier for people with mobility problems and the number of people accessing the session is limited to ensure people’s safety

New Session added:

When: Wednesdays

Time: 10.30am to 11.30am 

Where: Poynton Leisure Centre 


Non members: £5.00 

Options Card: £2.80* (* free for monthly members)

Carers: Free







Places need to be booked in advance so we know numbers to ensure appropriate staffing levels are maintained on poolside.

Contact Andy Molyneux on 07506 317055 to reserve your place.

  • Which specific medical conditions are eligible for Aqua Relax?

A diagnosis of early onset Dementia, Stroke, Parkinson’s disease, Cancer, Multiple sclerosis. Other medical conditions are also eligible – if you have any queries or for clarification call 07805 317055.

  • What extra support is available?

Staff will be available to offer support (if required) at reception, in the changing area and on poolside to give you confidence to enjoy your swim, If you would like a tour of the facilities for reassurance before your first visit please let us know and we’ll be happy to arrange it for you.

  • Do I need a carer to take part in the session?

No, but please check with the centre first. If you’re a competent swimmer your partner/carer can watch from the viewing area at pool side. You are able to bring a friend or family member to take part in the session.

  • Do Carers need to pay?

If a customer requires a carer to accompany them when using our facilities such as the swim session, access to that carer will be free of charge.

  • Do I need to be able to swim?

Ideally yes but if it’s a since you were in a pool and have a person to support you don’t worry. Floating aids are available and the swim session will be in the teaching pool so you are able to stand up at any time. If you have any concerns about your swimming ability contact the centre before hand and we’ll be happy to advise you.

  • What is an Options Card?

Everybody Options is a concessionary leisure card scheme which gives savings of 40% off the full adult peak rate for a range of activities. The cost of the card is £5.00 per year and you must supply proof of your eligibility. For more information ask at reception or see our website at www.everybody.org.uk/memberships/everybody-options/.