Disability & Inclusion within Sport and Recreation
The Sport, Art & Play Development Team works hard to support inclusive opportunities for disabled individuals across Worcester City. Working closely with Disability Sport Worcester and The Sports Partnership Herefordshire and Worcestershire, we seek funding and support for disability sport within Worcester City.
Inclusive Clubs in Worcester
To find more information on local Disability opportunities, contacts and information- please visit Disability Sport Worcester which will provide you with information on all clubs, organisations, activities, and programmes affiliated with disability and inclusive sport opportunities across the city of Worcester.
Disability Sport Worcester
Disability Sport Worcester is a local charity (Charity Number: 1024153) that are grant aided by Worcester City Council. Disability Sport Worcester aims to increase the amount and quality of provision for sport and recreation in the city of Worcester. We do this in a number of ways including supporting, developing and assisting partners as well as directly working with the public ourselves. We are currently working with Sported and our members to determine our future direction and ensure we are performing to the best of our potential.
They are always looking for feedback and for people to get involved, if you would like to get involved with DSW in any way please don't hesitate to contact them.
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Short Breaks & Sportivate Funding
Disability Sport Worcester currently has running a number of sessions supported by both Worcestershire County Council, through Short breaks funding and Sport England through Sportivate funding.
Short breaks funding is used to encourage participation and provide a short break for parents/carers for any disabled young person aged up to 19 in Worcester. These sessions are all led by fully DBS/ qualified coaches. Sports coaches deliver a number of sessions with partners including; Acorns Children's Hospital & Worcester All Stars Disability Football Club.
Across 2015, Disability Sport Worcester have supported with the design of the new Perdiswell Swimming Pool to make the new 8-lane Pool and refurbished Leisure Centre, which will open in 2017, as inclusive as possible. With the support from Cllr. Joy Squires, a representative of Disability Sport Worcester and Steph Fisher, Disability Sport Worcester's Coordinator, a wide range of consultation was carried out. Members and users of Disability Sport Worcester and local organisations fed back on the proposed design and raised key factors that would need to be considered. This has led to an even more innovative and inclusive design which will enable even more people to use the new pool and refurbished leisure centre.
Worcester Boccia Club
Disability Sport Worcester currently run an all inclusive Boccia club, this club is open to any age and is currently recruiting new members. This club runs weekly on a Tuesday 5-6pm at Perdiswell Leisure Centre with a number of committed team members attending weekly. This club is open to anyone with an interest in Boccia, for more information please check out the Boccia page on the Disability Sport Worcester website.