Pos+Ability is a registered charity which was formed in 2011. The charity was set up in Ely but has now expanded to five groups in four centres (Histon, Ely, Littleport and Soham).
We run chair-based exercise (CBE) groups for people living with long-term neurological conditions including, but not limited to, Strokes, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis and Muscle Dystrophy in Cambridgeshire. All our groups offer professional and effective programmes and 1:1 support to our clients.
Pos+Ability is formed of a Board of Trustees, qualified exercise professionals (instructors) and volunteers.
All instructors are fully trained by Later Life Training (accessed through the Cambridgeshire Falls Prevention Team) in delivering chair-based exercise and/or Otago programmes. We have had input from the Cambridgeshire Speech and Language Therapy (SALT) team. We also ensure the quality one-to-one programmes by regularly consulting a specialist neuro-physiotherapist on staff training and clients’ individual programmes.
All staff members, whether paid or unpaid have been DBS checked and are trained in safeguarding; moving and handling, and first aid.
The staff are “enthusiastic, well-trained, positive and supportive”
Our aim is to develop clients mobility and strength within a supportive and inclusive environment.
We encourage and enable our clients to do as much as they can for themselves as increased independence builds self-esteem.
Our clients well-being is central to our ethos.
“exceedingly useful service. Very therapeutic.”