Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership launched its new Sports Inclusion Disability Project in May 2008. The Partnership appointed a Sports Inclusion Disability Officer (SIDO) to oversee the management of the project, the aim of which is to increase participation by people with a disability in sport and active recreation. This will be achieved through working in partnership with the statutory agencies, sports clubs, community groups, facility providers, schools, disability service providers and individuals with a disability. Through working with all of the various partners the Sports Inclusion Disability Officer will endeavour to address the project objectives which include:
- Sustainable Participation: Support sustainable participation opportunities for people with disabilities through the provision of quality initiatives, engaging with the existing clubs and the wider community
- Partnerships: Create effective partnerships to underpin the development of sustainable participation for people with disabilities in sport, fitness and physical activity
- Capacity Building: Encourage clubs and volunteers to support the participation for people with disabilities through the facilitation of training, information and awareness-raising.
- Awareness: Provide information and promote all opportunities for people with disabilities to participate in sustainable sport, fitness and physical activity at local, regional and national level
CARA Adapted Physical Activity Centre
The SIDO programme is supported nationally by the CARA Adapted Physical Activity Centre which is based in Institute of Technology, Tralee with the aim of coordinating, facilitating and advocating for the inclusion of people with disabilities in sport, physical activity and physical education. If you would like to find out more about the CARA APA Centre please click on the following link www.caraapacentre.ie/