Living Sport delivers a number of different disability sport and inclusive projects around the county to suit the different needs of people with disabilities of all ages and abilities. We are insight driven when designing projects so that we are supporting the needs of people with disabilities and additional needs across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. We completed disability sport consultations in 2014 and 2016 which have led us to develop a lot of the projects we have delivered and that we are still working on.
The Disability Consultations help provide us with insight and evidence into the needs, wants and barriers of those with a disability within Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. Giving people with disability a voice and supporting the development of any future initiatives. We also wanted to understand the impact of participating in sport or inability to participate in sport has on disabled people and their families.
The first disability consultation in 2014 helped us deliver some specific work for the results, for example people said they wanted sessions to have structure with coaching and within mainstream clubs, partly integrated and with people with similar disabilities. We did a number of things to work with specific impairment groups which included working with UK Deaf Sport which has resulted in Peterborough now having a DEAFinitely Inclusive Network – the first in the country to be based in one city. This has enabled Deaf people to come together within the sporting community in Peterborough and work together to start breaking down the barriers to participation.
The results of the latest Disability Consultation survey including how we intend to move forward with the findings can be found below:
Disability Consultation FULL RESULTS 2016
Disability Consultation SUMMARY and Action Plan