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Swaggarlicious Ltd By Swaggarlicious Ltd

Sport can be a powerful tool in supporting adults with disability and mental health to feel included within our society.

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The disability and mental health sport provision is an initiative set-up by Manisha Tailor MBE who has been a carer for her twin brother for 19 years. He was diagnosed with mental illness as a result of severe bullying at school and the severity of his needs means he requires 1:1 care. This free provision allows adults like her brother who require care from within the local area, to come together and enjoy sport in a safe place where they can simply be themselves and support their local football club as it is hosted at Wingate and Finchley (a local non-league club). It is designed to promote an active, healthy and an independent lifestyle for adults suffering from mental illness and disability. How people cope with mental health problems is getting worse as the number of people who self-harm or have suicidal thoughts is increasing. In the UK approximately 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem each year -this provision can be a support mechanism for those suffering.

What we'll deliver:

  • Provide free weekly sport sessions hosted at Wingate and Finchley FC
  • Free access to every Wingate and Finchley FC home game to those that attend and their support workers
  • Sport through poetry sessions once a month hosted at the local Persian Advice Bureau

Why it's a great idea:

I became a carer for my twin brother at the age of 18, who was diagnosed with mental illness as a result of bullying at school. This real life experience has taught me the value of early intervention and the impact football can have on mental health and overall well-being and the importance of supporting other carers and adults alike. Through liaising with service providers within the local borough over the last 19 years it was apparent that there was a real need for a physical activity provision that adults could access - one that was inclusive, non-competitive and targeted for those at the entry/grassroots level. This provision will help change the lives of adults who may end up spending more and more time alone, isolated and withdrawn. Additionally, we will be helping to raise awareness of mental health within the wider community and tackle taboo, especially in minority ethnic groups. Let's help change the way we see mental health.

Steps to get it done:

  • Cost of support staff to deliver programme
  • Facility hire
  • Equipment cost

Location Barnet

Barnet has 86 other projects and £905,000 in potential grant funding

About the space

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London Borough of Barnet

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How will the money be spent?Total £3,411

Indoor hall for 6 months - £1,080 (32%)
Delivery cost of 2 staff for 12 months - £960 (28%)
Facility hire summer - £600 (18%)
Footballs, bibs, cones - £500 (15%)
Other - £271 (8%)

Costs Breakdown

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Indoor hall for 6 months
Delivery cost of 2 staff for 12 months
Facility hire summer
Footballs, bibs, cones
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT

Total £3,411

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