Harry Garrett Court residents mark Disabled Access Day

Harry Garret Court’s chair-based music activity
Harry Garret Court’s chair-based music activity

Residents and visitors alike have sat down to make a stand for disability awareness with some chair-based movement to music at a Swindon extra care scheme.

Sanctuary’s Harry Garrett Court, on Willow Walk, Wroughton, marked Disabled Access Day on Friday 10 March with a chair-based activity involving easy movement to music.

The inclusive event saw over 20 residents and guests sway and sing along to the tunes of hit numbers from the 50s and 60s, as well as more recent numbers including Agadoo and YMCA.

Less able-bodied participants were encouraged to get involved by singing along to the pop hits.

The chair-based movement activity is a recurring feature on Harry Garrett Court’s calendar, but attracted double the amount of usual attendees during Disabled Access Day.

Scheme service manager Paula Curtis said: “The day was a fantastic opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of disability-friendly facilities and services.

“We were delighted with the high turnout we received; it was wonderful to see everyone having such a great time and a perfect showcase for how natural and straightforward it is to feature inclusive activities in a community’s social calendar.”

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