There are a range of leisure opportunities specifically for people with a learming disability
Sport for individuals with a physical, sensory or learning disability in Scotland is structured in such a way as to allow athletes to progress in their chosen sport from local representation, to national, British and then on to international level competition. In this respect disability sport does not differ from mainstream sport in allowing athletes to realise their full potential. Disability Sport Fife is a branch of Scottish Disability Sport. Referral can be made by self-referral or by a professional
Contact: Norma Buchanan (Administrator), Fife Sports Institute, Viewfield Road, Glenrothes, Fife, KY6 2RB
Tel: 01592 415721
Riding for the Disabed Association
Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) is a UK charity that was first registered in 1969. Today RDA is run by some 15,000 volunteers in over 600 Member Groups who provide riding and carriage driving to some 24,000 adults and young people with a wide range of disabilities. There are a number of local groups:
RDA Dunfermline Group
01383 738213 Mrs Rona Gerrard, Group Secretary
01383 881667 Mrs Sylvia Maxwell, Group Organiser
RDA Scooniehill Group
0845 450 6801
The Naturally Making a Difference garden project offers work experience to people aged 16 - 65yrs with a disability. This includes physical disabilities, mental health issues or learning disability. Work placements are offered for one day per week for one year. Activities include garden tasks such as sowing seeds, transplanting, lawn mowing and pruning as well as the opportunity to learn about conservation. Self-referral / other agencies referrals accepted.
Address: Craigencalt, Fife, KY3 9YG
Tel: 01592 891 567
Helping Hands Leisure Club
Mainly offer leisure & recreation activities for people with learning disabilities.
Address: Torryburn Community Leisure Centre, Torryburn, KY12 8SU Telephone: 01383 850470
Fairway Fife is a Peer Mentoring Charity involving people with learning disabilities from 16 years of age.
Their aim is to encourage and support access to social and leisure facilities within the local communities, enabling members to strive towards living their dreams through the support of non-disabled peers.
Tel: 01383 249491 or 07724 869332