With new funding from a range of funding bodies including Trust for London, The Mayors Sporting Fund, the BIG lottery and corporate sponsorship, DASL is set to launch a new initiative called DASL Active which incorporates a football, cycling and basketball project.
Working on the basis that activity and sport can aid recovery from drugs and alcohol whilst also helping to fill those empty hours, promote healthy activity and develop peer support, DASL has worked closely with AIR Football over the last 5 years delivering a programme of weekly football and wraparound support with links to employment, volunteering and vocational activities. The programme is extremely popular and delivers excellent results helping to sustain recovery and improve health so we are delighted that new funding has secured the project in three London brough for the next three years.
Stop Press (March 2014): We are delighted to have received recognition and thanks from the Mayor of London for the effort and dedication of staff running the Air Football project and their outstand achievements. You can read the letter here.
Inclusive and Active
‘Inclusive and Active 2’ is the sports and physical activity strategy for disabled people in London. Its vision is ‘active disabled Londoners’ and it identifies targeted outcomes that will result in disabled people in London being able to access sport and physical activity opportunities of their choice at their level of choice.
DASL is proud to have adopted Inclusive and Active 2 in February 2012. Since then we have been able to increase the numbers of disabled Londoners accessing DASL Active/AIR Football and make links with other sporting organisations working in London with the same aim.
The aim of Cycletherapy is to promote the benefits of cycling to our clients and encourage them back on bicycles through a variety of methods including, safe riding refreshers courses, basic bike maintenance courses and social rides.
Ten new hybrids bikes have been purchased as part of the scheme to loan to clients who don't currently have their own bikes.
Clients with existing bikes will be given help and advice in ensuring their bikes are roadworthy.