39. Are there any sports centres or swimming pools particularly suitable for people with disabilities?
Most sports centres and pools in Somerset are fully accessible for disabled people, with hoists to assist entry into and out of the water. Not all run disabled only sessions. You can contact your local council for more information (See Appendix E).
Strode Swimming Pool in Street on 01458 443918 run disabled only swim sessions.
Trinity Sports and Leisure Centre in Bridgwater on 01278 429119 also run disabled only swim sessions.
The 1610 sports centres in the area also all have disabled access with the King Alfred centre in Burnham and the Shepton Mallet centre running a ‘Strawberry Club’ for those with learning difficulties and disabilities. Visit www.1610.org.uk for more information.
Somerset Activity and Sports Partnership also offer information about disability sports, view their website www.sasp.co.uk for further information or contact their disability manager on 01823 653990.