Do you want to take part in activities at Stoke Mandeville Stadium but feel you need a little support? Or are you a friendly person with time to support someone in your community to get more active? Either way, our Activity Buddies project could be for you.
Activity Buddies pairs people who need a little extra support with a Buddy who will be with you for a session at the leisure centre, making sure you feel comfortable and at ease. It might be someone you already know, such as a friend or family member. Or we can pair you with a friendly partner who can give you the support you need while you're at the centre.
Our Activity Buddies project helps get you active to improve your overall wellbeing. People with conditions such as dementia, anxiety, reduced mobility, and mental health issues are welcome to take part.
As part of the project, the person needing support pays reduced prices per session, while there is no charge to the Activity Buddy. As a thank you, Activity Buddies get free leisure centre time for every hour they support their buddy.
How do I join?
To sign up, you need to do two things first: register on our Time Online 2 (TOL2) website and also become a member of Stoke Mandeville Stadium. Both are free.
Frequently Asked Questions
When you come in you will have a gym induction, so please wear something comfortable and suitable footwear as we may show you how to use certain pieces of equipment.