Fit & Active
Supporting adults with learning disabilities to get out, get active and have more good days.
Fit & Active supports adults with learning disabilities to access socially connected, wellbeing-boosting fitness activities and to have ‘more good days’ through being active. People with learning disabilities were among those most affected by social isolation during the pandemic, our Fit & Active activities help people get out, get active and make new friends.
Support to get Fit & Active can be accessed by making a referral to our Active Communities team. Everybody who is referred gets an access card that gives them reduced cost access to activities such as the gym, swimming or fitness classes for 1 year.
We take referrals from the Local Area Co-ordination Team supporting young adults, from support providers and social workers – people with a learning disability can also self-refer to request support.
Using their card, participants can attend any of our gym, swim or fitness class sessions, as well as our specific Fit & Active activities for adults with learning disabilities that are available at Meadowbank Sports Centre and Leith Victoria Swim Centre.