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Bounce therapy unit given grant

A gym in Gloucestershire has been awarded 500 to fund therapeutic trampolining sessions for people with limited mobility.

Twelve clients currently enjoy the therapy at the Royal Forest Centre in Cinderford, the Forest of Dean.

The money from the Co-operative Community Fund will pay for sessions at the Five Acres gym in Coleford.

The trampolines help people create movement from a number of positions including lying, sitting and standing.

The day service co-ordinator at Gloucestershire County Council, Sarah Ward, said: "The sessions are assessed by a physiotherapist from the Community Learning Disabilities Team to make sure that the trampoline is used to help their mobility and be as therapeutic as possible.

"The clients who access this session love the movement the trampoline creates and they are exercising at the same time, sometimes without their realising it."

The Royal Forest Centre is for adults with learning disabilities from school leaver age to beyond retirement.

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