The Inclusion Club Hub helps clubs to include more disabled people in their activities. It can be used in a variety of ways within your club.
You can use it to audit your club to see how inclusive you are or as a resource to support your club's development. Perhaps use it to develop a club action plan, support your Clubmark process, or your general planning.
This toolkit will give you ideas, methods and resources to ensure everyone has a positive club experience.
Go to www.inclusion-club-hub.co.uk to find out more
British Blind Sport
Active Norfolk work closely with the Norfolk & Norwich Association for the Blind and British Blind Sport to support people in Norfolk with a visual impairment to play sport.
Guide to facility accessibility
Access for all: Opening Doors aims to break down one of the main barriers for people with a range of impairments: venue accessibility. The English Federation of Disability Sport and access experts Jean Hewitt Consulting Ltd have worked together to produce a user-friendly guide to ensure more disabled people can enjoy being active in more places.
The guide is aimed at anybody involved in running or working in a sports club. After speaking to numerous National Governing Bodies of sport about club development, EFDS identified the need for a user-friendly guide to facility accessibility. It is not a detailed technical guide, but intended as a starting point. The main areas of physical access are identified and readers are signposted to further information and support.
Personalised Travel Scheme
Norfolk County Council has recently broadened the scope of its travel offer – the Personalised Travel Scheme offers funding for parents and carers of children and young people with SEND (ages 5–25) to organise their own home to school journeys. This can allow attendance at afterschool activities and sports that were previously not possible because of taxi pick ups times.
The Personalised Travel Scheme (PTS) is a pilot scheme that offers a sum of money to parents and carers with a child or young person who has Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND) to enable them to make their own arrangements to take their child or young person to and from school. This is an alternative to other Local Authority provided transport such as a taxi or a minibus.
You can join this scheme at any time and, if you find it is not working, leave at any time. If your child would qualify to receive free transport from Norfolk County Council in the form of a taxi or minibus, then they would be eligible for this scheme. They do not have to have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).
Me, Being Active
The English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) launched the Me, Being Active series, short films about disabled people talking about the benefits they gain from being active.