At Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre we are committed to accommodating anyone from any background, including those with Special Educational Needs, who have an interest in outdoor pursuits. The information on this page has been designed to support both those organising trips, and participants to get the most our of their visit to us.
Carers/ Support Workers/ Mentors:
We value the insight and support that these individuals can bring in helping us to provide the best possible experience for your students and are happy for them to get involved with the activities. If however they would prefer not to please just contact the Centre and then we can work with you so that nobody is excluded from coming.
Below we have highlighted some of the key needs some participants may have and how we can support these individuals. The Adapted Activities and Disability and Inclusion pages will also provide you with further details so that you can see how specific activities could work for your group.
Participants with learning difficulties:
Most of the activities we provide can be differentiated to meet the needs of all abilities and we will work closely with you to create aims and objectives appropriate to the group.
Participants with Challenging Behaviour:
At LOPC we believe that challenging behaviour should not be a barrier to participants accessing our activities and we actively encourage positive interaction both between participants and staff and other participants. However keeping everyone safe is our number one priority and if a participant's behaviour puts anyone at risk they will be unable to continue with the session.
If you feel you have a participant who may be at high risk of exclusion from an activity please contact the Centre and then we can arrange a pre-visit so that we can discuss individual needs and carry out a risk/benefit analysis.
Hearing Impaired Participants:
Hearing impairments do not cause any barriers to any of our activities, all we ask is that you let us know in advance so that our instructors can plan their delivery accordingly.
Visually Impaired Participants:
Participants with any kind of visual impairment can take part in most of our activities (full details can be found in the table on our disability and inclusion page), just let the Centre know in advance so that we can make any alterations necessary to our activities so that all participants can achieve.
Mobility Impaired Participants:
The main centre building is easily accessible for those with mobility impairments via ramps and a lift. We also have two changing room spaces that are suitable for wheelchairs, one of which is part of the Changing Places Project and comes complete with hoist and movable equipment.
Detailed information on LOPC's inclusion policy and ways of adapting our activities to suit people with additional needs.