CACT Relationship Extended

10 August 2016


We are delighted to announce that we have extended our partnership with CACT as Patrons of their Disability and Mental Health strand for another 2 years.

CACT is a charity close to our hearts, which we have supported for over 5 years.

The Trust’s Mental Health Project provides vital support, aiding young people in their recovery plans, via work with Early Intervention Services.

With 1 in 4 people expected to have a period of mental illness within their lifetime the Trust recognised that football and other physical activities can help people in their recovery process.

The Trust to date has engaged with more than 600 young people and adults through a wide variety of mental health-focused initiatives, with over 400 hours of delivery achieved, incorporating 250 different activities including sports, arts and culture.

The Trust has also developed a comprehensive Disability programme.

The Ability Counts Programme & Club is for Disabled Players from the ages of 5-16 years old, which offers competitive opportunities for Disabled Players.

They offer support to Special Schools including both curriculum and after school football clubs, as well as providing numeracy and literacy support and support around healthy lifestyles.

Power Chair Football is run in conjunction with the South London Special League. There is also a team that plays in fixtures at a central venue in Kettering on a monthly basis.

The Charlton Upbeats is a specific programme for children and adults with Down’s syndrome. Over 130 young people are registered for the Charlton Upbeats and there is a regular attendance of 50 people per week.

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