Disability Sport & the Equality Act

Useful Contacts

Stratford-on-Avon District Council Sports Development Team

Tel: 01789 260115

Email: leisure@stratford-dc.gov.uk

CSW Sport - Disability Officer (CSW)

Tel: 024 7657 4711

Website: www.cswsport.org.uk

Email: caroline@cswsport.org.uk

Disability Rights Commission

Helpline: 08457 622 633

Website: www.drc-gb.org

Email: enquiry@drc-gb.org

Centre for Accessible Environments

Tel: 0207 3578182 (020 7822 8232)

Website: www.cae.org.uk

Central Government

Website: www.disability.gov.uk

Email: enquiry-disability@dwp.gsi.gov.uk

Sport England Publication

Tel: 0207 2731500

Website: www.sportengland.org

Email: info@sportengland.org

English Federation of Disabled Sport

Tel: 0161 2475294

Website: www.efds.co.uk

What does our club or facility need to do?

1. Be aware of the DDA and begin to take positive steps to ensure your club, service or facility is accessible

2. Consult with local disabled people through access groups, disability sport forums, disability organisations, etc.

3. The club could facilitate or commission a basic access audit. The latter is a detailed inspection and may be undertaken by an access auditor. An access audit highlights the barriers for disabled people and offers practical solutions

Draw up an access plan to be stored with other documentation acting on the results of the audit, which shows how and when the plan will be implemented

Look at funding opportunities i.e. Awards For All, Local Authority, Lottery Funds, etc.

Provide or commission Disability Awareness Training for staff/coaches and volunteers Consider marketing/promotion of the club. Clubs could look to provide auxiliary aids or services to help disabled people, such as a hearing loop, large print promotional material, use of audio tape or other media

Contact the Disability Rights Commission for further information

The Equality Act 2010

For information about this please visit - https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/advice-and-guidance/guidance-service-providers

Last updated on 15/05/2018

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