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Story added: 17th November 2021

Realising Potential offers sports, educational and/or employability support, and more

A new inclusion programme, designed to inspire children and adults with physical or learning difficulties, has welcomed its first intake of participants.

Taking place at The Nest in 10-week blocks, Realising Potential offers sports, educational and/or employability support, and more through the Foundation’s new Inclusion Officer, Ellie Dickinson.

Alongside one-to-one support from Ellie, participants benefit from fitness or dance sessions.

Adults will get help with CV writing, interview techniques and personal independence workshops, as well as help securing volunteering and employment opportunities.

They’ll also be able to study for AQA Personal Development qualifications.

Children on the programme will have access to additional educational support, in subjects such as English and Maths.

It is hoped that following the completion of the 10-week course, participants will be inspired to progress to other Foundation programmes.

Ellie said, “It’s been lovely to meet the participants the past couple of weeks as they start their programmes with us.

“Being able to spend time with the participants individually, as well as in a group, is a really important part of the programme.  Ultimately, we want to boost their self-confidence, help them make friends and enable them to explore new opportunities.”

Realising Potential is free of charge, thanks to funding from partners Norfolk Hire and the Professional Footballers’ Association.

To find out more view our Realising Potential page, or contact us.

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