We Are delighted to announce that Dundalk Sports Center have signed up to the CARA Sport Inclusion Disability Charter! This is yet another major step in Disability Inclusion in Sport in Ireland. We would also like to congratulate Louth LSP on signing up for the Charter.
Why is this Happening?
“Sport and physical activity are central to the fabric of life in Ireland. As citizens of this state, people with disabilities have a right to be active within their local communities. In our efforts to truly understand what it is really like for a person with a disability to be active in Ireland, we carried out nationwide focus groups with people with disabilities and parents of
children with disabilities. We engaged with 140 people across 22 counties, who were both active and inactive, and asked about their experiences, challenges and needs in relation to their participation in sport and physical activity. From the vast feedback we received, we have developed the Sport Inclusion Disability Charter, which clearly outlines the five key areas people with disabilities are asking all organisations to consider in making active and healthy lifestyles possible for them.” – CARA
What Does it Mean?
We believe that people with disabilities should have every opportunity to be active within their local communities. By signing up to this Charter, developed through consultations with people with disabilities, clearly outlines the five key areas people with disabilities are asking all organisations to consider in making active and healthy lifestyles possible for them.
What are the 5 key Areas we have committed to reach?
- Openness – Be open to and understanding of all people with disabilities.
- People – Access training for our staff/volunteers to facilitate the inclusion of people with disabilities.
- Activities – Develop and Deliver Inclusive activities.
- Facilities – Review our facility/venues/equipment to make our organisation more accessible.
- Promotion – Promote the inclusive nature of our activities, in a variety of formats.
For more information on what we currently run, see ‘What We Do’ tab, under ‘Programmes’, ‘Disability Sport’ will show you all the programmes we are running currently.