Tottenham Hotspur Foundation extends reach

Tottenham Hotspur Foundation is committed to providing the best sports, health, training, and education programmes for all their communities; creating opportunities, encouraging enterprise and innovation, promoting social cohesion and enhancing life skills. This is achieved by working with a wide range of partners including central and local government departments, schools, colleges, businesses and charitable trusts to design programmes that engage with all sections of the community.

Activities are based on a belief that engagement through sport can result in far more than developing sports skills. It can harness a sense of mutual respect and trust, widen horizons, raise aspirations and provide opportunities to young people regardless of race, sex, age or ability.

Through a partnership with Enfield Council’s Joint service for disabled children and Tottenham Hotspur Foundation, the Foundation have subscribed to PhotoRoute to aid travel-training within Foundation programmes, travel training for Enfield Special Educational Needs students with learning disabilities. The outcomes include greater independence for individuals by reducing the need for council provided transport.

The easy start programme produces useful step-free PhotoRoute maps within the local authority boundary. PhotoRoute publishes maps in website and embeddable formats for those who like to check routes before travelling also in print and iphone apps for those who like to reference maps en route.

Special Educational Needs students will be trained to use the PhotoRoute’s intuitive software and work on map building projects, their local knowledge adding value to way-finding while promoting a positive image of the borough’s hidden landmarks and supporting regeneration footfall.

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“West Lea Specialist Sports College & Physical Education School recently published the PhotoRoute map on our website. This was for the public to be able to find us on foot from Edmonton Green railway station to our main entrance. Only after a few days of the publication a visitor to the school commented that they found the link on our website and used the App to find their way to our school. They commented on how easy and efficient it was to use and made the journey on foot more enjoyable and low stress knowing directions. We are very pleased with PhotoRoute map and intend to use it for our pupil’s to know how to travel around our borough. Our next publication is to find the route from our school to our charity shop in Edmonton Green Shopping Mall, so our students can find the best, safest and easiest way to the shop”.
Julian Halford Community & Enterprise Manager, West Lea School.

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How this work fits into larger local picture.

Tottenham Hotspur FC and Foundation use PhotoRoute to increase community engagement