Disability Sport Framework
The number of Hertfordshire’s disabled residents is expected to increase by up to 4.64 per cent by 2021. This takes the overall figure in the area to over 75,000 people living with an impairment. In response to this research, the Herts Sports Partnership has produced the Hertfordshire Disability Sport Framework 2017-2021.
The framework outlines how the partnership will support individuals and organisations across five areas- workforce, facilities, quality assurance, participation and marketing and communications.
Effective marketing and communications is essential for all organisations. Inclusive and accessible planning and delivery can help everyone reach more people, including disabled people. The Activity Alliance support organisations to embed key principles into their own work. Have a look at their guidance sheets and video for support.
EFDS ‘Talk to Me’ principles
EFDS produced the ‘Talk to Me’ report in October 2015. The report outlines ten principles which support’s providers to deliver more appealing activities for disabled people. A support document has been produced to highlight how these principles have been applied in sport and physical activity.
EFDS ‘Talk to Me’ principles: this video explains in a step by step format, the principles of engaging disabled people effectively.
Access for all: Opening doors: a guide to support your sports club to improve physical access for disabled people.
Engaging disabled people pack: these nine downloads provide useful information on insight, marketing and workforce. It also outlines how to better target supporters, disabled children and young people and older people.