New research released by Activity Alliance highlights a demand for greater training in delivering activities to disabled people. #InclusiveActivity
The report indicates a need for more direct, practical guidance on adapting sports. The findings show building the confidence and skills of those who deliver sports sessions can lead to more opportunities for disabled people to be active.
‘Delivering activity to disabled people: The workforce perception gap’, explores perceptions among people who deliver sports sessions, from coaches, instructors and teachers to volunteers and community sports leaders. In particular, it looks at their experiences and perceptions of delivering to disabled people and inclusive activity – in which disabled and non-disabled people take part together.
The recommendations from the report include:
- Work towards inclusive sport being second nature. Make inclusive activity the default and ensure positive representation of disabled people being active.
- Provide tips, tools and training options to build comfort and confidence among your workforce.
- Provide hands-on training and practical advice on how to create inclusive sport and activity environments, organisations and opportunities, including adapting sport.
- Use #InclusiveActivity to join the conversation on Twitter and Facebook
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