document logo

SDSG Website Search

67 items found for ""

  • MEMBERSHIP | Health | Scarborough Disabled Swimming Group | England

    MEMBERSHIP As a user led membership charity you will need to join before attending one of our swim sessions and activities. Membership Membership is open to anyone of any age with a disability and anyone aged 50 and over. SDSG believes in the holistic approach to support, therefore, each paid up member can bring their family, carer(s) or a friend with them (subject to entry fees), as long as they complete a membership form or are listed on a multi companion form. ​ Once you have paid your annual membership*: you will be provided with a booking password to enable online bookings. ​ ​ Note: Membership is not confirmed until your first swim session, subject to any additional questions. ​ Cost: Each household (or individually if in supported living/care home) pays an annual membership fee, which is due upon joining and in January each year. See downloads for example costs depending on your situation. ​ Annual Membership: £8.00* ( subsidised) There are also session/activity entry fees to help pay costs such as: pool hire, lifeguards, volunteer training and equipment costs. ​ Swim Entry Adult: from £4.50 ( subsidised) ​ Swim Entry Child: from £3.00 ( subsidised) ​ Children under five enter free of charge. ​ If you are in financial hardship, you may wish to contact your Social Worker. Subject to eligibility, it is possible to include the cost of attending SDSG swim sessions in your care plan / Direct Payments / Personnel Health Budget . Depending on your disability, some charities also provide grants for health and fitness activities. ​ ​ *If you are a tax payer we can claim back the tax paid on your membership fee, an additional 25% through Gift Aid. Please complete a declaration or a Gift Aid Envelop during one of our sessions. Forms: To help keep you safe, every person in the pool must have completed and returned a membership form. ​ Each person with a disability or health condition must complete a Health Membership Form and answer questions about their health. All other swimmers must be listed and have signed a Companion Multi-Carer/Family Form confirming their details. ​ This is an insurance requirement and they must be reviewed regularly to ensure they remain up to date. ​ ​ Downloads: Member Health Form Companion Multi Carer / Family Form OR + OR Gift Aid Declaration OR Membership Scenario Examples OR Safeguarding Statement & Code of Conduct Membership & Cancelations Completed forms can be brought with you to a SDSG swim session or emailed to . Alternatively, forms can be posted to us . NEW MEMBER PROCESS To avoid a queue in reception, membership forms can be completed at home and sent to us in advance. Alternatively, membership forms can be brought with you or you can complete them at Scarborough Sports Village before you go swimming. This is the process if completing the forms before attending: ​ 1 - Download a membership health form from our website or request a printed form to be posted to you. Including a companion form if a friend, carer or family member is coming swimming with you, along with a Gift Aid form if you are a tax payer and wish to increase your donations by 25% through Gift Aid. 2 - Return the membership form(s) by email to , please take a picture of the forms using your phone. Alternatively, please print the completed form(s) and bring it with you to your first swim session. 3 - Pay your annual membership online . ​ 4 - Once you have paid your annual membership online you will be emailed your booking password to enable you to book SDSG swim activities online. Prior booking is essential to avoid disappointment. ​ 5 - Depending on your disability or health condition we may need to ask you some more questions at your first swim session before becoming a member. ​ ​ Note: please contact us if you struggle with doing things online and don't have a family friend or support worker to help you. You can just walk in on the day, however, there may not be space for you to go swimming. CONTACT US ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP Once you have completed your membership form(s) or if you are already a member, you can pay your Annual Membership quickly and easily online by clicking "BOOK NOW" below: If your health or contact details have changed, you will need to complete and return a new membership form before booking your next swim session/activity.

  • EMPLOYABILITY | Health | Scarborough Disabled Swimming Group | England

    Employability Volunteering Placement for Young People with a Disability or Difficulty MAIN POINTS: Our Aim ​ To support young people aged 18 - 25 (Special Educational Needs or Disability - SEND) to develop confidence and awareness of the different roles in community sports clubs, with a particular focus on swimming and developing lifeskills. ​ It is predominantly aimed at those with a mild to moderate learning difficulty or autism. However, we welcome applications from anyone with Special Educational Needs or Disability (SEND) who would benefit from partaking in this project. ​ Organiser ​ Scarborough Disabled Swimming Group in partnership with Disability Sport Yorkshire and North Yorkshire Sport. ​ ​ Venue Scarborough Sports Village, Ashburn Road, Off Valley Road, Scarborough YO11 2JW. ​ Time ​ Fortnightly, Saturday Evenings, 5:00 – 8:00pm, with ad hoc work to do at home. ​ ​ Employability Poster Commitment Training: You will work towards completing the STA Aquatic Helper Award. This award involves completing a work booklet, assisting our swim teachers; and learning about the role of an aquatic helper and the wider leisure sector. ​ Existing skills/ability: You will have the skills and ability to follow instructions, retain information and work at or just below level 1 NQF. ​ With support, you will be able to research topics online and use email. ​ Time Commitment: Up to 10 fortnightly swim sessions on a Saturday evening 5:00 - 8:00pm (we aim for: 1 hour classroom based, 45 mins in the water and 45 mins poolside) Signup Come and see us during one of our fortnightly swim sessions. Just pop along. If you are ready to register your interest, please complete and return the application form below by email to (completed, signed and photographed). ​ Please provide as much information as possible on your application, including if you are, or have attended the Personalised Learning College or any such programme. ​ Due to the anticipated high volumes of applications, if you do not hear a response within three weeks of application, please assume you have been unsuccessful this time. ​ Paper registration forms can be posted to you upon request. ​ Click the Word or PDF icon below to download an application form: ​ Our Volunteers & Job Coach We have a wide range of experience and specialisms including : ​ Qualified Swim Teachers. ​ Lifeguards. ​ Undertaken Halliwick Water Therapy training. ​ NASCH Swim Teachers. ​ Have an Award in Education & Training. ​ Undertaken training in Information, Advice & Guidance. ​ Undertaken the CACHE Childcare & Education / Early Years Education & Care Qualification ​ Able to use Makaton. ​ Experienced Sports Coaches (adults). ​ Have undertaken training in working with people with special educational needs or disability. ​ Professional backgrounds in teaching in schools, colleges and community settings; hospitality; catering; retail; specialist autism support; social care; finance: transformation, project management; administration and IT. ​ ​ Contact Us Project Lead/Placement Coach: Claire Edwards ​ Email: Disability Sport Yorkshire Note: this program and its application criteria may be changed or withdrawn without notice at any time. SDSG also reserves the right to use discretion.

  • | Accessible Swimming

    HEALTH COMMITMENT STATEMENT OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU ​ We will respect your personal decisions, and allow you to make your own decisions about what exercise you can carry out. However, we ask you not to exercise beyond what you consider to be your own abilities. ​ We will make every reasonable effort to make sure that our equipment and the facilities we hire are in a safe condition for you to use and enjoy. ​ We will take all reasonable steps to make sure that our volunteers and staff are suitably trained. ​ If you tell us that you have a disability which puts you at a substantial disadvantage in accessing our equipment and facilities, we will consider what adjustments, if any, are reasonable for us to make. ​ ​ ​ YOUR COMMITMENT TO US ​ Before you start please ensure that we are notified of any relevant medical conditions at the time of registration, along with notifying us of your emergency contact(s) . You must inform SDSG immediately of any change in your personal, medical, emergency contact details. You should not exercise beyond your own abilities. If you know or are concerned that you have a medical condition which might interfere with you exercising safely, before you use our equipment and the facilities we hire you should get advice from a relevant medical professional and follow that advice. ​ You should make yourself aware of any rules and instructions, including warning notices. Exercise carries its own risks. You should not carry out any activities which you have been told are not suitable for you. ​ You should let us know immediately if you feel ill when using our equipment or the facilities we hire. Our volunteers and staff members are not qualified doctors, but there will be a person available who has had first-aid training. ​ If you have a disability, you must follow any reasonable instructions to allow you to exercise safely. ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Close

  • | Accessible Swimming

    Terms & Conditions Scarborough Disabled Swimming Group (SDSG): Accessible Swimming 1. PAYMENTS & BOOKINGS Full payment will be made at the time of booking unless permission is granted by a SDSG Trustee. Prices may be reviewed at any point during your membership, and we undertake to provide at least 3 working days’ notice of any price change by publishing it on our website. SDSG will charge an additional fee for any damage caused (accidental or deliberate) by event/activity attendees and/or participants in order to repair or replace items. Any additional repair or necessary replacement undertaken by SDSG or venue operator as a result of the event shall be charged and payable within 15 days. If a debt collection agent is used to recoup money owed to SDSG or the venue operator then you will be charged for the agent fees. Any accounts in arrears will prevent further bookings being taken for any SDSG sessions/activities/events until the balance has been paid in full. Membership confirmation will only be given once all relevant registration forms are completed, and payment has been received. SDSG cannot accept responsibility for the supervision or care of any person (children or adults). Children under the age of eight must be accompanied in the water by their parent or responsible adult aged eighteen or over with at least one responsible adult for every two children. Children aged eight to eighteen and adults, who lack capacity to safely partake in SDSG swim sessions must be accompanied in the water by their parent or responsible adult aged 18 or over with at least one responsible adult for every two people. Parents/carers of children aged eight – eleven are not permitted to leave the facility whilst their child is participating in a SDSG activity or swim session. Where children (or an adult that is not sufficiently independent to safety partake in SDSG swim sessions) are new and are not existing members of SDSG, the parent or guardian/carer must provide any medical information as part of the registration, as well as emergency contact details including mobile phone and email information. We expect our members to behave in a considerate manner, in accordance with their code of conduct and will not accept any inappropriate behaviour towards other members or our colleagues. We reserve the right to refuse admission for members behaving in such a manner. Where we have to alter hours of our swim sessions, events or activities, every attempt will be made to provide advance notice and to minimise disruption and inconvenience. SDSG reserves the right to change the activities it provides without notice or compensation Whilst most of our members, when unable to attend a booked activity cancel in good time to allow others to book, others do not attend preventing other members attending. In order to maximise spaces for our members we will impose a £4 “no show” charge for those that either fail to show up or cancel within 4 hours of the start time. Specific activity membership “no shows” will be subject to the same conditions and a dishonour charge in proportion to the activity will be applied. Waiting Lists will now be available on most swim sessions so that when people cancel a session, those on a waiting list will be communicated with. 2. CANCELLATIONS AND REFUND Cancellations and refunds are covered in our Cancellations and Refunds Policy ​ 3. RULES AND REGULATIONS OF USE (GENERAL) Appropriate clothing must be worn for all activities. Outdoor shoes must not be worn on poolside or in wet side changing areas. Non marking soles must be worn in all activity areas. Due to high demand for facilities/activities at certain times, we cannot guarantee access to all facilities immediately. Any accident, injury or damage must be reported to the activity/event lead and (if at an Everyone Activity facility) the Duty Manager immediately. You must only park in the designated parking places provided by the venue and only cars displaying disabled badges may park in the disabled parking bays. If at swimming pool, any photography or video recording MUST be reported to reception whereby you will be asked to fill out a form and a permit will be issued by the Duty Manager on site. The centre, SDSG and third parties may carry out general filming and sound recording. Admission to the venue signifies your consent to them being used in perpetuity and in all media without any rights to payment. You acknowledge that restrictions and additional terms may apply to events, activities and swim sessions including but not limited to decoration and pyrotechnics. You must check with SDSG’s Secretary for details of any additional terms or restrictions before making a booking. You acknowledge that if you wish to use the venue’s hoisting/lifting equipment, including but not limited to: the changing room hoist, electric changing bed, Pool Pod Platform and wheelchairs, you must undertake training with the venue in their use, and have carried out your own risk assessment and methods statement for the moving and handling of the person before use. Equipment must only be used in accordance with manufactures guidance. SDSG cannot provide advice in relation to manual handling or the moving and handling of people, beyond operating the venue’s equipment (in accordance with manufactures guidance). If you are in any doubt, you must seek professional advice or speak to the venue’s Duty Manager before using the equipment. 4. RULES AND REGULATIONS ADDITIONS (SWIMMING POOL) Before you start please ensure that we are notified of any relevant medical conditions at the time of membership registration Poolside safety rules are displayed in the pool hall for reference. Everyone must adhered to the ‘Attention! Pool Safety’ signage rules at all times whilst using the pool. Appropriate swimwear should be worn at all times, in accordance with the venue’s swimwear policy (visit: ). All participants must shower before entering the pool to remove any grease, dirt or chemicals. Wearing a swim hat will help to protect your hair and reduce water pollution. Please also follow the Pool Rules as displayed. Surfaces in the pool area are always wet, please take care and always walk. Please do not swim if you have just eaten or drunk, or if you have an upset stomach. We recommend that food should not be consumed within one hour of swimming. It is the Parents or Responsible adults responsibility to provide arm bands or flotation devices for any person who requires theses aids. Lockers are provided for the security of your belongings. Please use them and help us keep our activity areas tidy by not bringing kit bags, coats and other items onto poolside. Lockers operate on a coin returnable basis. Due to the nature of swimming activity, the wearing of jewellery is not permitted except where permission has been expressly given by the Everyone Active Duty Manager. Open wounds should be covered with a waterproof plaster. If you have a verruca, you may still swim but please wear a protective sock – available for sale from Reception. The use of swimming goggles is permitted but we ask that parents/carers of young children fit the goggles prior to the start of the session or activity. We are keen to see all members’ progress but please remember that we all develop at different rates. Flashing and moving lights may be in use during swim sessions. ​ 5. RULES AND REGULATIONS ADDITIONS (CHANGING ROOMS) Any articles we find, including items left in lockers at the end of the day will be removed and given to Everyone Active, who will normally keep them for four weeks before disposal. They do not keep items of underwear, hairbrushes and combs etc. for hygiene reasons. 6. DISCLAIMER/LIMITATION OF LIABILITY You should not exercise beyond your own abilities. If you know or are concerned that you have a medical condition which might interfere with you exercising safely, before you use our equipment and facilities you should get advice from a relevant medical professional and follow that advice as detailed in our Health Commitment Statement Scarborough Disabled Swimming Group (SDSG) accepts no responsibility for the loss of, or damage to, property or injury, illness or death on its premises unless caused by its own negligence. Therefore, we will not be liable to you for any loss or damage you may suffer where the same is attributable to: Your own fault A third party unconnected with our provision of services under this agreement; or Events which neither we nor our suppliers could have reasonably foreseen or forestalled even if we had taken all reasonable care. Our total liability to you is limited to the fees you have actually paid for the relevant event/activity, and we shall not be liable for any loss of enjoyment or wasted expenditure. Personal arrangements including travel, accommodation or hospitality relating to an event which have been arranged by you are at your own risk. SDSG cannot be held responsible if you do not receive event/activity/session information, unless such non-receipt is caused by our negligence. These terms and conditions are a contract between you and us. No other person shall have any right to enforce any of the terms. We may revise our terms and conditions from time to time, for example to reflect changes in relevant laws or regulatory requirements or improvements we make to SDSG events/activities/sessions and related services. We reserve the right to request that any person leaves an event/activity/session if that person’s conduct is unacceptable (in the Duty Manager’s or SDSG Trustee’s reasonable opinion). No refund of fees or any other costs will be made in these circumstances. 7. SAFEGUARDING Safeguarding is covered in our Safeguarding statement . ​ 8. PRIVACY POLICY For details of how Scarborough Disabled Swimming Group uses the personal information you provide, please see our Privacy Notice . ​ 9. LAW AND JURISDICTION These Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England. Disputes arising here from shall be exclusively subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of England and your use of the site confirms your agreement to this jurisdiction. (Any cause of action you may have with respect to your use of this site must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises). If any of these Terms of Use is determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by reason of the law of any state or country in which these Terms of Use are intended to be effective, then to the extent to which that Term or Condition is illegal, invalid or unenforceable, it shall be severed and deleted from that clause and the remaining Terms of Use shall survive and continue to be binding and enforceable. ​ 10. COMMENTS AND FEEDBACK SDSG events and activities are designed to provide an enjoyable and high-quality experience for those attending. We welcome your feedback. If you wish to speak to someone regarding the level of service, please talk to the person leading the activity/event immediately. You can also provide generic feedback via our website form . Any complaints should be emailed or put in writing to The Board of Trustees Should your personal details change (including but not limited to: change your name, address, telephone numbers, email address or health/disability information), please notify us immediately by completing and returning a new membership form. Scarborough Disabled Swimming Group: Accessible Swimming 13 Garfield Road, YO13 7lJ Close

  • | Accessible Swimming

    VOLUNTEER COMMITMENTS CaVCA VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT CHARTER Scarborough Disabled Swimming Group (SDSG) commits to the principles of good practice in this Charter and aspires to incorporate them into our volunteering practice ​ Equality and Diversity - Volunteering is open to all and volunteers are treated with fairness​ ​ Expenses - Travel to external events and any other agreed out of pocket expenses are reimbursed Organisational Involvement - Volunteers are introduced to and integrated in the work and ethos of the organisation ​ Personal Development - Identified needs are met by relevant training and development opportunities ​ Recruitment Process - Recruitment procedures are fair, efficient and consistent Resolving Difficulties - Volunteers are aware of how to raise a concern and how it will be handled Reward and Recognition - The organisation expresses its appreciation of the volunteers’ contributions Safe Environment - The physical and emotional risks of volunteering are identified, minimized and covered by adequate insurance ​​ Support - A named supervisor ensures ongoing support appropriate to need ​ ​ Coast and Vale Community Action (CaVCA) ​ ​ DISABILITY ACTION ALLIANCE VOLUNTEER CHARTER The Disability Action Alliance is a cross sector network of organisations committed to making a difference to the lives of disabled people. ​ ​ VISION A society in which the contribution of disabled people as volunteers is valued and volunteering opportunities are widely available on an equal and accessible basis. AIM To increase the number, value and accessibility of opportunities for disabled people to volunteer their time, skills and experience. CORE PRINCIPLES As an organisation SDSG will: Provide opportunities for disabled people to volunteer Promote the value of volunteering to disabled people as a positive experience Set out and agree a structure for each volunteering opportunity Provide a named point of contact Provide appropriate support, make reasonable adjustments and reimburse reasonable expenses Undertake regular reviews to support personal development Provide a reference wherever appropriate. ​ In return we expect our volunteers to: Embrace the values of our organisation Be responsible and professional Provide a full commitment Be open about what they want from the volunteering role and their support needs. Pledge: 15/05/2016 ​ Close

  • Health | Scarborough Disabled Swimming Group | England

    ​ BOOKING NOW OPEN ONLINE Child goes FREE with each full paying adult in small pool while funding lasts Welcome to SDSG Accessible swimming for people of all ages with a disability, their families and also anyone aged 50+ JOIN NOW RENEW MEMBERSHIP BOOK ONLINE Hydro-Rehab & Fitness With Claire Edwards Join our fitness & exercise based activities run by a qualified Fitness & Aquafit Instructor, combining general swimming and exercise to improve movement and mobility. ​ Our aquatic activities compliment other exercise and fitness programmes. For those in chronic pain, the water's buoyancy supports the body's weight, reducing stress on the joints and minimising pain. Exercising in the water also increases circulation and improves range of motion. The water's resistance also helps build muscle strength and flexibility. All Age Aqua-Sensory Which can include fluid movements, relaxation, music, singing, signing and discovery play. There are activities for children, adults and the whole family. ​ We have installed state of the art visual and audio equipment and have a team of dedicated volunteers and qualified Swim Teachers, many of whom have undertaken further professional development in water therapy and sensory play. ​ SDSG is affiliated to the Halliwick Association of Swimming Therapy. Reserve a Spot Learn More Reserve a Spot General Swimming Are you looking for a general swim and a chat with fellow members, then look no further! ​ We have various floats and specialist equipment on hand to make your swim extra special. Become a Member Equipment Page NASCH Distance Badge & Water Skills Award Scheme The scheme is points based and is extremely flexible to accommodate a vast array of disabilities. ​ Everyone can learn a life skill! ​ NASCH Affiliation and Registration No: 924 Reserve a Spot More Information Timing and Stroke Development Awards Are you looking to improve your swimming technique or wish to complete that width or length a bit faster? ​ Our volunteers are on hand to time you, we also have qualified Swim Teachers available to provide advice and guidance. For adults and children of all abilities. Book Now More Information Special Olympics Members with an intellectual disability* have the opportunity to continue their development through Special Olympics (SO) GB. We currently have a team of six Special Olympic Athletes who travel the region to compete in competitions and events. ​ Registered club with Special Olympics GB EMAIL US Visit SO Website VIEW SO VIDEO Water Safety Awards With around 48 percent of children in England, leaving primary school (Key Stage 2) unable to swim, we want to ensure that children with a disability (and their siblings) have the opportunity to keep themselves safe in and around water. ​ Swimming isn't just about being able to have fun in the water with family and friends (although it is and you should!). Its about knowing what to do if someone gets into trouble. Or if a strong current takes your friend away from the edge. Or if you fall in when running by a river or a canal. ​ Our swim teachers are there to support you in your learning and assesses you against the award scheme. ​ SDSG is committed to The Swim England School Swimming and Water Safety Charter. ​ Supported by Springhead School, Woodlands School and number of SEN Departments in local mainstream schools. Email Us More Information ** NOW ON ** Parent & Child Aqua-sensory We’ve teamed up with The Scarborough District Children & Young People’s fund to offer activities which promote good mental health & wellbeing. ​ Our swim teachers and volunteers will be on hand organising games and activities. ​ It is also FREE ENTRY Learn More Over 50 S wimming Swimming in any form is great exercise. Not only is it a whole-body workout, but thanks to the extra resistance of water, you’re building strength and boosting your cardio fitness at the same time. The buoyancy offered by the water means you’re less likely to hurt yourself and makes it ideal if you’re recovering from injury or returning to exercise after a long lay-off. ​ These sessions are also a great opportunity to meet up with friends, socialise and get active together. Not only does this make them great for your physical wellbeing, but your mental health as well. Join Us Accessible Facilities Ample disabled parking, two accessible changing rooms with shower changing beds, open plan village changing cubicles, Pool Pod Platform. Plus lots lots more. Find Out More Employability Placement A 9/10-session placement to give young people with a disability hands on experience working within a community sports club, whilst working towards the STA Aquatic Helper Award. ​ This FREE course will run one evening a fortnight (Saturdays). ​ The course is aimed at young people with a disability/difficulty who have left college and who are not in education or employment. ​ Learn More Good Boost Good Boost provides accessible therapeutic exercise programmes, through cutting-edge technology. ​ SDSG has purchased a waterproof tablet and with the kind support of Good Boost gained access to their range of rehabilitation programmes. Which are designed to be beneficial and fun for people with a wide range of MSK conditions, including arthritis and back pain. ​ Learn More Synergy Dance® Outreach We’ve teamed up with specialist fitness provider, Synergy Active Online, to bring you unrivalled FREE workouts from a host of top instructors. These fully inclusive classes are suitable for a range of disabilities and health conditions, to help you improve your physical and mental wellbeing. ​ Including online: yoga, meditation and dance programmes for children, teens, adults and seniors. ​ Helping you stay active throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn More

  • | Accessible Swimming

    Privacy Notice 1. Y our personal data – what is it? Personal data relates to a living individual who can be identified from that data. Identification can be by the information alone or in conjunction with any other information in the data controller’s possession or likely to come into such possession. The processing of personal data is governed by the General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”). 2. Who are we? Scarborough Disabled Swimming Group (SDSG) is the data controller. This means it decides how your personal data is processed and for what purposes. 3. How do we process your personal data? SDSG complies with its obligations under the “GDPR” by keeping personal data up to date; by storing and destroying it securely; by not collecting or retaining excessive amounts of data; by protecting personal data from loss, misuse, unauthorised access and disclosure and by ensuring that appropriate technical measures are in place to protect personal data. We use your personal data for the following purposes: - To enable us to provide a safe and efficient service in line with our constitution; To administer membership records; To fundraise and promote the interests of the charity; To manage our volunteers and contractors; To maintain our own accounts and records; To inform you of news, events and activities of SDSG and its partner organisations; 4. What is the legal basis for processing your personal data? · Legitimate Interest of the data subject so that we can keep you informed about news, events, activities and services. · Legitimate Interest of the data subject so that we can administer your membership of the charity both electronically and in the paper form. · Explicit consent of the data subject to take, store and use images of them to promote the work of SDSG. · Processing is necessary for carrying out obligations under employment, social security or social protection law, or a collective agreement. 5. Sharing your personal data We may have to share your personal data with third parties for the purposes for which we collected it, for example: • Your family, associates or representatives • Previous, current and prospective employers • Local and central government • Healthcare, social and welfare organisations • Trade unions • Service providers who provide services for us or on our behalf • Professional advisers and consultants • HM Revenue & Customs • Courts and tribunals • Ombudsman and regulatory authorities • Fraud prevention agencies • Debt collection and tracing agencies • Credit reference agencies • Accountancy providers • Professional bodies • Survey and research organisations • Law enforcement and prosecuting authorities • Police complaints authority • Housing associations and landlords • Voluntary and charitable organisations • NHS, Doctors and other health and social care providers • Religious organisations • Students and pupils including their relatives, guardians, carers or representatives • Data processors • Partner agencies • Licensing authorities • Press and the media • Legal representatives, defence solicitors • Disclosure and barring service (and associated umbrella organisation) Please note that we may share your personal data without your knowledge or consent, in compliance with the above rules, where this is required or permitted by law. We require all third parties to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We do not allow our third-party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes and only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions. Whenever we transfer your personal data outside of the European Economic Area (the EEA), we ensure that a similar degree of protection is afforded to that data by ensuring at least one of the following safeguards is implemented: • We will only transfer your personal data to countries that have been deemed to provide an adequate level of protection for personal data by the European Commission. • Where we use certain service providers, we may use specific contracts approved by the European Commission which give personal data the same protection it has in Europe. • Where we use providers based in the US, we may transfer data to them if they are part of the Privacy Shield which requires them to provide similar protection to personal data shared between Europe and the US. Please contact us if you would like further information on the specific mechanism used by us when transferring your personal data outside of the EEA. 6. How long do we keep your personal data? We keep data in accordance with the charities retention and disposal statement outlined in SDSG’s Data Protection Policy, which is available during SDSG swim sessions or by emailing . 7. Your rights and your personal data Unless subject to an exemption under the GDPR, you have the following rights with respect to your personal data: - · The right to request a copy of your personal data which SDSG about you; · The right to request that SDSG corrects any personal data if it is found to be inaccurate or out of date; · The right to request your personal data is erased where it is no longer necessary for SDSG to retain such data; · The right to withdraw your consent to the processing at any time; · The right to request that the data controller provide the data subject with his/her personal data and where possible, to transmit that data directly to another data controller, (known as the right to data portability). · The right, where there is a dispute in relation to the accuracy or processing of your personal data, to request a restriction is placed on further processing; · The right to object to the processing of personal data; · The right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners Office. 8. Further processing If we wish to use your personal data for a new purpose, not covered by this Data Protection Notice, then we will provide you with a new notice explaining this new use prior to commencing the processing and setting out the relevant purposes and processing conditions. Where and whenever necessary, we will seek your prior consent to the new processing. 9. Contact Details To exercise all relevant rights, queries of complaints please in the first instance contact the Group Secretary on 01723 363600. You can contact the Information Commissioners Office on 0303 123 1113 or via email or at the Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire. SK9 5AF. ​ Close

  • COVID-19 | Health | Scarborough Disabled Swimming Group | England

    COVID-19 Information ​ Thank you all for your continued support ​ GENERAL COVID SECURE MEASURES WE ARE UNDERTAKING, INCLUDE: ​ The latest government guidance can be found here and should be adhered to. ​ Whilst the Government has removed the legal requirement to wear face coverings from January 2022, the government “suggests you continue to wear one in crowded and indoor spaces where you may come into contact with people you do not normally meet". ​ Inline with Swim England Guidance, online booking will continue to enable us to manage swim numbers in reception, changing room and in the water. Please be aware your booking may be moved/altered/cancelled inline with business need ​ Activity times will continue to be staggered, so activities will be starting and finishing at different times ​ ​ We ask that anyone feeling ill or showing signs of any symptoms does not attend the centre and follow NHS guidance​​ ​ ​ We ask that you arrive no earlier than 20 minutes before your booked activity start time unless agreed in advance ​ ​ Use the hand sanitiser provided before and after your session/activity ​ All member communication can be done through this website to avoid interaction, but where this may be unavoidable, the venue have installed protective ‘sneeze screens’​ ​ All pool users should respect other users and their space, being mindful that some people may not be as comfortable with the lifting of restrictions as other people ​ We no longer advise that you arrive swim ready. Changing rooms will be open for those that want to use them. ​ ​ If a swim session is cancelled due to COVID-19, notification of this will be posted on our Facebook page ( and you will be sent an email from our booking system ( Please check regularly. ​​ Swim England Guidance Member Documents: Venue Assessment.pdf Return to Swim Declaration.pdf Health Survey.pdf Returning to Exercise.pdf Venue Poster.pdf SE: Swimmer Guide You will be asked to confirm you have read and understood the above documents when booking SDSG swim sessions. Become a Member Book Now Volunteer Documents: The documents and videos below are for information, guidance is changing all the time: Wearing & Removing PPE.pdf SDSG: Privacy Notice - LFT Latteral Flow Tests.pdf Workplace COVID-19 Testing Unique Organisation Number: 50670173 Swim England: Return to Swim GOV: Guide GOV: Workplace Guide GOV: Cleaning NHS: COVID Guide GOV: PPE Guidance GOV: Sport Guide COVID INFO Play Video Play Video 02:53 Explaining Coronavirus for People with Learning Disabilities This video is for people with learning disabilities to help understand what is Coronavirus, how it can spread from person to person, and what restrictions are in place. It may help to also watch the video ‘Explaining Social Distancing for People with Learning Disabilities’. Play Video Play Video 03:33 Information about vaccines: For people with a learning disability and autistic people This is a short film which describes what is a vaccine is, how vaccines are made, why you should get a vaccine, whether a vaccine make you ill and how to decide whether to have a vaccine. Play Video Play Video 02:05 Coronavirus - common questions | NHS This video content was true as of 06/03/2020. For up-to-date information about coronavirus (COVID-19) you can visit: Dr Nam Nguyen, GP and Clinical Lead at NHS UK, shares answers to some of the popular questions we’ve been hearing from people about COVID-19, generally known as Coronavirus. - Could my symptoms be coronavirus? - Are face coverings useful for preventing coronavirus? - Can I get coronavirus from food or takeaways? Guidance is often updated on GOV.UK. To view a full list of where to wear a face covering visit: Play Video Play Video 02:39 Safe return to school pools Following the first Covid-19 lockdown in 2020, Oldham Council School Swimming Service worked hard with local schools and operators to get pupils back into the water safely and effectively. This film shows what measures they took, and the positive impact being able to take part in swimming lessons again had on teachers and pupils alike. #SwimEngland #Inclusion2020​ Twitter:​​ Facebook:​​ Instagram: Play Video Play Video 02:16 Coronavirus face covering guidance | NHS This video content was true as of 26/05/2020. For up-to-date information about coronavirus (COVID-19) you can visit: Dr. Nam Nguyen, GP and Clinical Lead at NHS UK, shares information about the latest guidance on coronavirus, face masks, and other face coverings. Guidance is often updated on GOV.UK. To view a full list of where to wear a face covering visit: For more guidance on how to make and use face masks correctly, you can visit Play Video Play Video 00:47 Coronavirus: how to wash your hands Information for health care staff and patients on washing your hands to prevent the spread of infection. Play Video Play Video 07:27 How to do a COVID-19 Self Test (rapid antigen test) Dr Amir Khan shows you how to test yourself for coronavirus (COVID-19) using a self-test rapid antigen test kit, as well as how to read your result and report it to the NHS. Actual test kits may vary slightly from the version used here, so please always check the instruction leaflet in your kit. 0:36 Prepare yourself for the test 1:27 Prepare your test area 2:16 Set up the test 3:14 Take the swab sample 4:40 Process the swab sample 5:33 Read your result 6:55 Report your result 7:33 Dispose of your used test kit Play Video Play Video 01:17 How to disinfect almost anything (without spreading germs) - 5 Principles of Cleaning | Clinell Stop the spread of germs around healthcare environments. With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing, our infection prevention & control experts are creating resources to help healthcare providers raise awareness and promote best practice. Find the rest of our resource packs here: Designed for healthcare but applicable anywhere, these 5 Principles of Cleaning were developed by our in-house infection prevention and control experts. 5 simple steps can help stop germs spreading from one surface to another. GAMA Healthcare is a world leader in infection prevention and control products. Our Clinell Universal Wipes are the NHS' most-used and trusted disinfectant wipes. We're lucky enough to have world-class infection prevention experts and experienced creatives as part of the GAMA family. Together, they're creating digital resources to help support frontline healthcare workers throughout this crisis.

  • | Accessible Swimming

    ONLINE ACCESSIBILITY STATEMENT Our site ​ This accessibility statement applies to . The site is run by Scarborough Disabled Swimming Group. We seek to ensure that our digital services are accessible to people with disabilities, and accordingly we have invested in the website’s ease of use for people with disabilities, to the full extent possible, in the belief that every person deserves the right to a life of equality, respect, comfort, and independence. This website utilises Equal Web Digital Accessible plug-in, this means you should be able to: ​  Option for keyboard-based navigation  listen to most of the website using a screen reader, including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver Enlargement of the font on the website to 4 levels of magnification  Immobilization of moving elements, and stoppage of blinking  Altered color contrast against dark background  Altered color contrast against light background  Adaptation for color-blind users  Change of font for better readability  Enlarged cursor, and change of color to black or white  Enlargement of display to ~200%  Emphasizing links on the website  Emphasizing headings on the website  Presentation of alt text to graphics ​ We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand. ​ AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability . ​ ​ Translating our website into other languages Popular web browsers include the option to translate web pages by default when they detect that the website language is different to the language installed on the computer, tablet or smartphone. When browsers do not offer to automatically translate, plug-ins are often available to help you do this. ​ Google Chrome should offer to translate pages automatically. Internet Explorer can translate pages with the Google toolbar extension. Edge can translate pages with an extension from the Microsoft store . Safari on MacOS can translate pages with an extension available on the Safari extensions website . Safari on iOS can translate pages with an extension from the App store . Firefox can translate pages with various extensions . ​ ​ ​ Readability Reading Age of website: 10 years age ​ This means the average 10 year old should be able to read, understand and navigate . This result was based on the following: ​ Readability Indices Flesch Kincaid Reading Ease: 65 (score) 15 (age) Flesch Kincaid Grade Level: 5.3 (score) 10 (age) Gunning Fog Score: 5.7 (score) 10 (age) Coleman Liau Index: 13 (score) 17 (age) Smog Index: 5.2 (score) 10 (age) Automated Readability In dex 3.9 (score) 8 (age) ​ Text Stats Number of sentences: 150 Number of words: 688 Number of complex words: 108 Percentage of complex words: 15.72% ​ ​ How accessible this website is We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible. For example: ​ you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text some of our online services are hosted by third-party suppliers and you may find navigating these services difficult depending on their level of web accessibility on some pages, the same text has been used for links to different URLs ​ SDSG aims to correct and resolve these in the future. ​ ​ Reporting accessibility problems with this website If you find any problems that are not listed on this page or you think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact us . ​ ​ Preparation of this accessibility statement This statement was prepared on 20 December 2020. It was last renewed on 23 September 2020. ​ This website was last tested on 19 December 2020 by Sitemorse . They provide automated testing of websites to highlight usability and accessibility issues. All pages and PDF documents within the website were tested. ​ ​ ​ Close

  • Legacy | Health | Scarborough Disabled Swimming Group | England

    LEAVE A GIFT THAT WILL KEEP US SWIMMING Why leave a gift to Scarborough Disabled Swimming Group (SDSG)? We are lucky enough to receive the continued custom of our many loyal Members also parents and grandparents who wish children to learn to swim. Your gift to SDSG, however small, can make a real difference. Our efficient operation, with volunteer help, helps us covers our costs, but we rely on donations to develop and grow the charity, as well as, enhance and improve our pool facilities for future generations. ​ Accessible provision is improving and developing all the time. There are also benefits to your family directly as giving a legacy gift in your will also help to reduce inheritance tax. ​ There are several ways in which you can leave a legacy gift to SDSG: ​ ​ Leave a Residuary Gift | A residuary gift (i.e. a percentage of your estate) will help make the biggest difference to our Charity, as it will keep up with inflation and retain its value better than a fixed sum of money. ​ ​ Leave a Codicil | If you would like to add a gift to Scarborough Disabled Swimming Group to an existing will, you can do so easily by using a codicil. A codicil is a document which amends (eg alters or adds to) a will. If you have made more than one will, it is important that your codicil relates to your most recent will. We completely understand that leaving any gift in your will is a very important decision ​ Your Solicitor will be able to guide you. ​ Gifts such as these make a lasting impact on Scarborough Disabled Swimming Group. We are a small charity with a big presence in the Borough of Scarborough among the disabled community. By remembering us in your will, we can guarantee it will make the ultimate difference keeping those with a disability (and those 50+) active, teaching future generations to swim and inspiring everyone no matter their age or infirmity to get stay active. ​ Scarborough Disabled Swimming Group is Registered Charity 1125170. ​ If you have any questions or would like to set a legacy gift in your will, please contact . Guidance