Clubs for adults with learning difficulties opened

NEW daytime clubs providing sport and leisure activities across the county for adults with learning difficulties have been opened.

Wednesday, 3rd August 2011, 11:47 am

Called “Out There – West Sussex”, clubs in Crawley, Horsham, Burgess Hill, Angmering, Chichester and Littlehampton, have been set up to provide activities from arts and crafts, drama and beauty sessions, to football, cricket and martial arts.

Evening clubs have also been set up in Horsham, Chichester and Worthing.

West Sussex County Council invited tenders for the 18-month contract, which was awarded to Outreach 3 Way in partnership with Ferring Country Centre, Worthing Mencap and the Grace Eyre Foundation.

County Council Cabinet Member for Adults’ Services, Peter Catchpole, said: “These clubs will ensure adults with learning difficulties have opportunities to take part in new activities, and to keep fit.

“It’s a great way for them to be involved in the community and increase their independence.”

For more information phone 01293 544773, or visit

The following activities for adults cost £5 per person. On offer are:

Burgess Hill

Wednesdays: 10am to 1pm - swimming, short mat bowls, boccia, table tennis and tennis.


Thursdays: 10am to 1pm - Horseriding at Sandra’s Riding School.


Mondays: 12.45pm to 3pm - ten-pin bowling and pool at Horsham Superbowl

Tuesdays: 7pm to 8pm - art, drumming and football at Horsham Youth Club and 7pm to 8pm - martial arts at Brighton Road Baptist Church.


Tuesdays (from July 26): 10am to 3pm - use of the gym and sports hall. Youth wing providing computer and music room access plus use of pool and table tennis facilities. Football coaching will also be provided at Bewbush Leisure Centre.


Tuesdays: 7pm to 9pm - tennis, badminton, trampolining, basketball, football, music, table tennis, dance, short mat bowls, boccia, new age kurling, beauty salon, yoga, arts and crafts, sensory activities at Worthing Leisure Centre and Field Place.

Thursdays: 12.30pm to 2pm - music group at The Ivy Arch Studios

Saturdays: 3pm to 5pm - arts and crafts club at Buddy’s Café.


Tuesdays: 1.30pm to 3pm - horseriding at Ferring Country Centre.


Mondays: 12pm to 3pm - swimming, use of the gym, interactive room, mini golf, walks along the beach at Littlehampton Swimming Centre.


Wednesdays: 10am to 1pm - multi-sports, swimming and use of the gym at Westgate Leisure Centre.

Thursdays: 7pm to 8pm - arts and crafts, football, trampolining at Westgate Leisure Centre.