Parkinson’s UK – Free Awareness Training for Activity Leaders and Instructors

Tuesday 25th June 2019

On 1st August 2019, Parkinson’s UK are running a free awareness training day for Activity Leaders and Instructors.

Time: 9:30am-1pm

Location: The Westmead Hotel, B48 7AL

If you have little or no knowledge of Parkinson’s – this is for you – a mix of information and practical sessions. On completion you’ll receive a certificate of attendance and a listing on the website.

To book on please contact



Agenda for the day:


9:30am: Arrival and Refreshments available


10:00am:  Welcome and Opening Remarks  Martin Sewell (Volunteer LDT Member and living with Parkinson’s)


10:15am:  Understanding Parkinson’s and the Exercise Framework David Swindells

(Parkinson’s UK West Midlands Development Manager and LDT Member)


10:35am:  Their Story (People living with Parkinson’s)


11:00am:  Break (refreshments provided)


11.15 Session from Emma Bracher Specialist OT and  Founder of Bigger and Better – Fighting Back Against Parkinson’s

A mix of practical examples and information. The session includes:

  1. Top tips when running activities which include people with Parkinson’s
  2. Common physical issues and types of exercises which best target those issues
  3. Planning an exercise programme for one to one and in groups


12.45: What next? (David/Martin)  How can we work together to improve active opportunities in the West Midlands?


13:00 Close