Earlier this year we conducted our second Disability Consultation Survey to 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: