Northamptonshire Sport backs newly announced inclusivity guidelines as lockdown eases

The guidance can help local clubs and organisations with disabled people’s inclusion in sport

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 23rd June 2020, 1:52 pm
The new guidance released helps organisations to improve inclusivity.
The new guidance released helps organisations to improve inclusivity.

New guidelines that have been released to improve inclusivity in sport has been backed by the local sport organisation.

Northamptonshire Sport is committing to the newly released guidelines made from Activity Alliance as lockdown restrictions ease.

The guidelines, ‘Reopening Activity: An inclusive response’, cover areas such as session planning, engagement, and workforce and complements and builds on other guidelines from government, Sport England, professional associations, and governing bodies.

Barry Horne, Activity Alliance chief executive said: "Even before this crisis period, disabled people faced real challenges in accessing opportunities to be active.

“We were making good progress on closing the unjust gap between disabled and non-disabled people's activity levels. But it's really frustrating that we've seen that inequality widen during the pandemic.

“This needs to change, while still addressing barriers that have existed for far too long.

“Inclusive activity can make a big difference to disabled people's quality of life. It is good for everyone's physical and mental health and benefits our economy.

"As we reopen activities, this guidance will help sport and leisure providers to play their part towards a fairer society.

“Organisations should embrace the opportunity and commit to be more inclusive than ever before. Use this moment in time to rethink and readjust things for the better."

To find the whole document, visit Northamptonshire Sport’s website.

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