A new online toolkit has been developed to help sports clubs improve opportunities and provision for those with disabilities.
The English Federation of Disability Sport has unveiled its free-to-use Inclusion Club Hub, which includes an audit tool so that clubs can find out how inclusive they are and resources to support club development. The Hub also provides information on technical issues and help with areas such as planning and developing a club action plan.
The Hub contains case studies and better practice examples, so clubs can learn from others and adapt their practice accordingly.
Recent research by the EFDS, Understanding the Barriers to Participation, revealed that there are a number of minor improvements a club can make to help disabled people feel more comfortable and welcome. Examples include, “being open and direct towards disabled people, asking the level of support needed to be able to take part in the sport and slightly amending standard practices.”
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