New research released by Activity Alliance highlights a demand for greater training in delivering activities to disabled people. 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.
Identifying a need for support in this area, Cerebral Palsy Sport has been delivering training specifically for those working with individuals with cp in disability groups or mixed ability groups. The Cerebral Palsy and Sport Awareness Workshop is attended by, and ideal for professionals, practitioners, physios, schools, parents and families to help support more people with cerebral palsy into sport. The training has also been delivered to National Governing bodies and County Sport Partnerships.
Cerebral Palsy have additionally produced resources to support those who deliver Swimming, RaceRunning and Frame Football opportunities.
The findings by Activity Alliance, ‘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.
UK Coaching’s Director of Coaching, Emma Atkins, said:
“The report clearly states that significant work still needs to be done. We agree with Activity Alliance that as an industry we need to make sport and physical activity pathways inclusive for all participants and coaches”.
Find out more about the CP and Sport Awareness Workshop here