Harrogate Skills 4 Living Centre is an established charity working for the benefit of adults with learning disabilities and autism in Harrogate.
We know that, unfortunately there are huge health inequalities for people with learning disabilities, they often do not have easy access to facilities. This can be because they cannot take a member of staff with them or they simply cannot afford to go to a gym.
HS4LC launched its Healthy Hearts campaign at the end of last year, which offers free gym sessions to people with learning disabilities in the local community. It is also a very sad fact that coronary heart disease is a leading cause of death amongst people with learning disabilities and over 80% of adults with learning disabilities engage in levels of physical activity below the Department of Health s minimum recommended level.
We want to help and encourage our local learning disability community to increase the amount of physical activity they take part in by offering free and easy access to a fully equipped gym in a safe environment at the Harrogate Skills for Living Day centre on North Park Road in Harrogate.
The Lands End to John O Groats virtual journey is a fundraising campaign we are doing to raise money for new equipment for the HS4LC gym.