The charity supports children and young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder and a range of learning and physical disabilities, along with children who are identified as being at risk.
Its focus is to raise motivation and aspiration by engaging them in boxing-based physical exercise. The charity supports independent living by supporting them to travel independently and providing anger management support.
It supports the raising of aspirations by facilitating positive role models and peer mentoring, and provides access to progression routes to volunteering, training, education and employment. It also provides holiday activity club programmes for children in the wider community, supporting the integration of all children and young people regardless of their level of ability.
A spokesperson for Rotunda Inclusive Hub said:
“We are based in the heart of the Kirkdale area of North Liverpool, where several communities are within the 1% most disadvantaged in the UK (IMD 2020). We operate from our base in Kirkdale Neighbourhood Centre, our satellite base in a local part, Kirkdale recreation Ground, and via outreach in local SEN schools and community centres.
“The Rotunda Inclusive Hub was born from a request from the Local Authority to provide activities for a group of young people with additional needs. At this point we were part of an Amateur Boxing Charity. As our support for vulnerable children and young people increased, we soon outgrew the Boxing Charity and established an independent CIC.
“We have since been asked to support local SEN schools. Having developed an outreach programme, we now work with 5 SEN schools regularly. We were also asked by a local statutory agency to support vulnerable women, including those who had experienced domestic abuse or are ex-offenders, and we set up a women's programme which now supports over 30 vulnerable women, many of whom volunteer for the CIC.”