SPORT Cheshire has invested in a pioneering project which will enable Cheshire and Warrington to respond to the nation’s Paralympics success.
The project has been initiated by council leaders from across Cheshire and Warrington who have joined forces to improve opportunities for sport and physical activity for local people with disabilities.
If you are a local organisation or individual interested in improving opportunities for disabled people to play sport or get physically active then Sport Cheshire wants to hear from you.
Just one in 15 people with a disability regularly play sport in England. While this has increased in the past five years it still trails behind participation rates for non-disabled people, with nearly one in five taking part.
Representatives from Warrington Borough Council, Cheshire East Council and Cheshire West and Chester Council, have called upon Sport Cheshire, the strategic body for sport and physical activity in the sub- region, to help them to improve their understanding of the needs of the local population and improve opportunities for disabled people to participate in sport.
Sport Cheshire will consult with a wide range of key local stakeholders, disabled athletes, support agencies, governing bodies of sport and non- participants to assess current constraints and identify key measure to improve quality of and access to provision within Cheshire and Warrington.
Local organisations and individuals wishing to be involved should contact Matt Parker at Sport Cheshire on 01606 330212.