Collaborative work continues across the range of Projects. Certain projects are now self driven in the public domain with their own expanding impetus without need to keep going back to the steering group for guidance .Please click on the individual Project button to find out more information.
Sport and Physical Activity – Lead: English Federation of Disability Sport
The steering group met on the 20th April with 6 members varying from the sports and non-sports sector. The group held discussions on what we could realistically achieve as a group with ensuring that we could support the main aim of the group which is “increasing the number of disabled people participating in sport and physical activity opportunities.”
The group maintained that the main focus would be to promote the EFDS Charter for Change which has three main “Asks” within it but the groups unique strength was its connections through the DAA membership and therefore we agreed that we would concentrate on “ASK 2” of the charter which is get more non sport organisations to make sport and Physical activity as a part of their offer.
The group have a realistic understanding of what they can do to promote PA and sport to the non-sport sector. Find out what they have agreed
Steven Brookes, Chair of the Transport project reports how he has been able to use his local influence to gain real outcomes of involvement of disabled people in awareness and training of drivers and staff at Blackpool Transport, which is now being seen as best practice.
Northern Rail is also looking at ways of using the awareness raising undertaken by Blackpool Transport and also have asked him to help create a disability reference group, whilst local Blackpool Station which is one of very heavy usage is going to trial a local session with station staff. He is also working on a larger user consultative group between bus and train operators and the council. This seems to be a fairly good example of success for DAA.
He is also setting up with local key companies and the council portfolio holder a volunteering/involvement, and neither of these projects would have been successful without the full cooperation signposting and support of other members of the DAA.
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Please note that meetings do not always take place in a set location, and that members can always join by tele-conference call to make it easy for everyone to join in.
Any proposed new projects will have to meet the criteria of:
- having a wide enough scope to be inclusive of many different sector interests
- being able to use the unique skills of the Steering Group
- requiring national leadership
- being valid and viable.
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