Manager Becky told me about the new purpose designed mental health hospital that was being built by Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Trust next door to their site, that will replace the old Bootham Park Hospital and support 21st Century care. She explained how YSJActive were very much going to be collaborating with them to ensure the two facilities worked hand in hand together.
She was excited that her team would be able to deliver physical activities onsite for patients as well as providing sessions specifically to meet their needs within the Sports Centre. She very much wants to normalise the use of the sports facility and offer a form of rehabilitation service after their hospital stay.
They are going to build a summer house, with a kettle for a quick cuppa for socials. Outside they will have vegetables and fruit growing, alongside wildlife and pond areas. There will be wheel chair access, raised beds with older people in mind and the opportunity to do as much, or as little gardening as people please.
With a team of seven well trained and very socially aware staff, supported by 15 student staff, YSJActive really are a cutting edge Sports Facility, marrying up great facilities for their own students and staff with innovative activities, vision and access for the whole wider public, regardless of their age or ability.
YSJActive are very keen to collaborate with any group who are interested in the services they offer, particularly York based groups that support those with dementia, mental health, older people, refugees and physical difficulties.
Contact Manager Becky Scott