Evidence of DanceSyndrome’s Impact
Our ongoing consultations with our participants (surveys, creative evaluation, case studies, focus groups, impact assessment) and independent evaluation by UCLAN, continues to show that our sessions make a significant positive health and social difference in the lives of people with learning disabilities.
Our consultations with circa 500 people with learning disabilities evidence:
• 100% identified low confidence/aspirations and limited life skills as key barriers.
• 93% said this was the first time they had seen a PWLD led physical activity; 100% found this inspirational
• 90% said they feel healthier in mind and body
• 72% said they had an improved social life since joining a DanceSyndrome weekly workshop
• 96% said their confidence had improved
• 82% said their communication skills had improved
• 100% reported feeling happy when participating in a DanceSyndrome workshop
• 70% said they would know how to find and in engage in other activities within the community
• 58% said they were volunteering with DanceSyndrome or other organisations
• 80% asked for regular local sessions
Our consultations confirm there is no other disability-led inclusive community dance provision in Lancashire and Greater Manchester and no existing Dance Leader training which can be accessed by people with learning disabilities.