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  • 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

  • BUSINESS SUPPORT | Health | Scarborough Disabled Swimming Group | England

    BUSINESS SUPPORT Are you a local businesses owner or a fundraising group? Can you help us? Support Did you know 1 in 5 people in England and Wales have a disability? The Borough of Scarborough has one of the highest concentration of people with a disability in England and it is the most deprived area in North Yorkshire*. ​ We believe everyone should be able to learn to swim and enjoy the life long benefits of swimming, but we can't do this alone. We rely on the support of local businesses, voluntary organisations and support groups to develop and sustain our work. How Corporate social responsibility is all about organisations playing their responsible part in society and giving back to society, and a big part of that is fundraising and supporting worthy causes. ​ May this be: ​ Offering your services or products free of charge to the charity (pro-bono) or at a reduced rate. ​ Promoting SDSG on your premises, may that be a banner outside, including the charities logo on your newsletters/promotional material or displaying our posters inside. ​ Displaying SDSG's charity donation tubs by your tills. ​ Donating stationary to SDSG, eg reams of paper, toner cartridges, note pads, pens or clipboards. ​ Allowing your staff to volunteer for the charity in work time. ​ Share our social media posts. ​ Enable your customers to donate to SDSG in person or via your website. ​ Referring your clients / customers to SDSG. ​ Putting your staff on disability awareness courses. ​ Sponsoring an event, a number of swim sessions or piece of equipment at SDSG. ​ Offering room hire free of charge for SDSG meetings, events or training. ​ Fundraising for SDSG. Eg bring a pound to work day. ​ ​ Every little helps! CONTACT US Investors in Community Page

  • | Accessible Swimming

    SAFEGUARDING SUMMARY STATEMENT As a provider of activities for both children and vulnerable adults Scarborough Disabled Swimming Group (SDSG) has a duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. SDSG’s Safeguarding Summary Statement, Safeguarding Policy and procedures have been developed to comply with that duty and the relevant legislation and guidance, namely: ​ The Children Acts 1989 and 2004 The Sexual Offences Act 2003 The Human Rights Act 1998 Data Protection Act 1998 Sport England/Child Protection in Sport Unit Standards (2005) High Quality Community Sport for Young People (Sports Unlimited, 2010) The six key principles that underpin all safeguarding: Empowerment – People being supported and encouraged to make their own decision and informed consent. Prevention – It is better to take action before harm occurs. Proportionality – The least intrusive response appropriate to risk presented. Partnership – Local solution through services working with their communities. Communities have a part to play in preventing, detecting and reporting neglect and abuse. Accountability – Accountability and transparency in delivering safeguarding. SDSG upholds the principle that the child’s/vulnerable adult’s welfare is paramount and that all children/vulnerable adults whatever their age, culture, disability, gender, language, racial origin, religious belief and sexual identity have the right to protection from abuse. The word ‘child’ or ‘children and young people’ is used to refer to anyone under the age of 18, as defined by the Children Act 1989. ​ The word ‘vulnerable adult’ is used to refer to anyone aged 18 years or over who may be unable to take care of themselves or protect themselves from harm or from being exploited. This may include a person who: Is elderly and frail Has a mental illness including dementia Has a physical or sensory disability Has a learning disability Has a severe physical illness Is a substance misuser Is homeless Everyone in SDSG has a duty to raise concerns about behaviour of colleagues, volunteers, agency workers, trustees and others, which may be harmful to those in their care, without prejudice to their own position. ​ Children, young people and vulnerable adults have contact with SDSG in different ways. For example, they attend our swim sessions, social events and away competitions. Whenever children, young people and vulnerable adults come into contact with us we want them to be safe and to enjoy their time with us. To this end we are committed to working in a child-centred/user-led way where the children/adults we work with are valued and respected as individuals, and their views and concerns are listened to. ​ SDSG’s child protection procedures are intended to: ​ Offer safeguards to the children and adults with whom we work, and to our colleagues and volunteers. Help to maintain professionalism and high standards of practice; and Reassure and give confidence to our funders, members and our local community. ​ To meet our safeguarding responsibilities SDSG will: ​ Appoint a designated safeguarding lead whose specific remit will support the implementation of the charities safeguarding policy and associated procedures. Recruit SDSG colleagues, volunteers and agency workers safely, ensuring all necessary steps are taken and checks are made, in line with our recruitment and vetting procedures. Provide a code of conduct (see below) for all volunteers, staff , care providers and members to promote best practice. Train and supervise all staff and volunteers to adopt best practice to safeguard and protect children/adults against abuse, and themselves against allegations being made against them. Take all suspicions and/or allegations of abuse or risk to children seriously and responding to these swiftly and appropriately. Share information about concerns with those relevant agencies that have a legal duty to act, involving parents/carers and children where appropriate. Provide support to SDSG colleagues/volunteers via an appropriate Counselling Service if necessary, following their involvement in a safeguarding matter. Store children/adult contact information and correspondence securely. If you have any queries or concerns regarding safeguarding, please contact our Safeguarding Lead: ​ Name: Mrs Jenny Stamford Mobile: 07790477390 Email: ​ This statement, our safeguarding policy and procedures will be reviewed and updated regularly unless there is a change in legislation or guidance or an incident that warrants them being reviewed sooner. id-19 Close Member's Code of Conduct Parent's/Carer's Code of Conduct Volunteer's Code of Conduct

  • SWIMSTROKES | Health | Scarborough Disabled Swimming Group | England

    SWIM STROKES The main four swimming strokes What is on offer at SDSG? Members can work towards the NASCH Distance Badge & Water Skills Award Scheme. Alongside, awards in the main four swimming strokes: backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly and front crawl. The four basic strokes are outlined below, with videos and links to the Swim England website for more information. In partnership with Roots of Yggdrasil we have also produced a Swim Skills themed exercise booklet, see below. ​ Speak to a swim teacher during a swim session for more information. ​ Contact Us Part of SDSG's Exercise and Swim Skills Re-engagement Project funded by North Yorkshire Country Council. Breaststroke Breaststroke is the most popular swimming stroke of all. SE: Breaststroke SE: Picture Breakdown (BS) Front Crawl ​ The front crawl (also often called the freestyle stroke) is the fastest of the competitive swimming strokes. ​ SE: Front Crawl SE: Picture Breakdown (FC) Backstroke The backstroke is the only one of the four competitive strokes that is swum on the back. ​ SE: Backstroke SE: Picture Breakdown (BCS) Butterfly The butterfly stroke is the second-fastest swimming stroke and is quite exhausting. SE: Butterfly SE: Picture Breakdown (BUF) Swim Skills Exercises Find Out More

  • Goodboost | Health | Scarborough Disabled Swimming Group | England

    Good Boost Evidence-based aqua therapy that reduces pain and improves mobility What is on offer at SDSG? SDSG has purchased a specialist waterproof tablet and with the kind support of Good Boost, gained access to their state of the art exercise app, Good Boost Hydro App. ​ The tablet and app is available during SDSG swim sessions and SDSG volunteers are there to help and support you as Good Boost facilitators. ​ Good Boost Hydro App The Good Boost hydro app, using its world-leading AI software, delivers rehabilitation programmes for groups and individuals. The programmes are designed to be beneficial and fun for people with a wide range of MSK conditions, including arthritis and back pain. The aquatic exercises typically last between 20-60 minutes and can be adapted and personalised based on your preference. ​ Good Boost Video Additional information Good Boost's App is supported by many organisations including: ​ Swim England London Sport Awards Microsoft for Startups SBRI Health Care NRAS - National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society Oxford Brookes University ​ ​ Good Boost has also been audited by Aquatic Therapy Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (ATACP) and is an Orcha approved medical app in the bone/joint/muscle category. ​ Good Boost is also a Class 1 Medical Device registered with the Medicines and Health Regulatory Authority (MHRA) (Reference number 8727 under device category of Biomechanical function analysis/rehabilitation software.) ​ Good Boost’s exercise recommendation system is informed by published clinical research and clinical guidelines. For more information, please view the report by clicking here . ​ ​ Become a SDSG member Good Boost Website

  • NEWS | Health | Scarborough Disabled Swimming Group | England

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  • YOUNG PEOPLES FUND | Health | Scarborough Disabled Swimming Group | England

    Scarborough District Children & Young People’s Fund Introduction During the pandemic crisis, poor mental health and wellbeing in children & young people in the Scarborough District has become an increasing concern. In response, the Scarborough District Children & Young People’s fund has provided money to enable SDSG to deliver aquatic activities to promote good mental health and wellbeing for children and their parents for one year, entry free. ​ Swim England state: "Being active has a positive impact on mental health including: improving mood, increasing self-esteem, lowers the risk of depression, slows dementia and cognitive decline, improves sleep and reduces stress. What is on offer? In the small pool SDSG is providing access to: ​ - SDSG's toys and equipment ​ - State of the art aqua-sensory lighting ​ - Trained assistants will be on hand to organise games and activities ​ In addition to this, the children and young people will be able to influence the games and activities being organised and together will have £500 to spend on new equipment and toys. ​ It will also be FREE ENTRY* for children, young people and parents. ​ ​ ​ Sign-up to SDSG * Annual Membership Required. ​ ​

  • VOLUNTEERS | Health | Scarborough Disabled Swimming Group | England

    VOLUNTEERING We have a dedicated team of over 25 volunteers who deliver our specialist swim sessions, activities and events. ​ There is always more to be done! ​ OUR COMMITMENT: In recognition of the valuable work of volunteers here at SDSG, we have signed up to the Coast and Vale Community Action (CaVCA) Volunteer Charter for best practice in volunteer management and also made a pledged to the Disability Action Alliance core principles in recruiting and working with volunteers who also have a disability. ​ SDSG supports Continuing Professional Development. ​ Safer recruitment conditions apply. ​ SDSG also works in partnership with Coventry University Scarborough Campus and with various voluntary groups to offer volunteer placements, including those that offer The Duke of Edinburgh's Award. ​ Join Us: As a volunteer led charity, SDSG is always on the lookout for new volunteers: may this be to support our Special Olympic Athletes to attend local competitions and events at weekends; assist during our fortnightly swim sessions (in water, poolside or on reception) or to simply carry out administrative tasks between sessions. ​ If you have a few hours to spare and are up for a new challenge, please get in touch! CONTACT US SWIM ENGLAND COVID Downloads: Volunteer Application Registration of Interest Benefits for Volunteers Make friends and meet new people. Opportunity to be involved in exciting events and competitions. Chance to gain qualifications, new skills, knowledge and experiences. Enhance your CV and make yourself more employable. A fun way to give back to the sport and bea part of your local community. Be part of one of the largest disabled swimming groups in the UK. Improved health and well-being. Increased confidence and self-esteem.