Have your say on Disability Sports in Gwynedd

Date: 19/01/2018
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Gwynedd Council is seeking the public's views on its provision of disability sports across the county.

 The aim is to consider how disabled people take part in sports or physical activities and to identify any barriers that they may face. 

The Council is working closely with Disability Sports Wales to ensure that there are plenty of opportunities for disabled people, and there are currently over 600 disabled users registered with sports clubs in Gwynedd.

Councillor Craig ab Iago, Gwynedd Council Cabinet member for Leisure, said:

“As a Council we are want to make sure that we offer appropriate physical activities for disabled people. Participating in sport gives special opportunities to develop skills, gain confidence as well as keeping healthy.

“Gwynedd stages more Boccia and Rebound Therapy courses than any other county in Wales. However, as a Council we need to be aware of any obstacles and ensure that access to sport is available to everyone who wishes to participate.

“By undertaking a consultation into the provision of disability sports, we can ensure that we plan provisions that are suitable for the future. We are therefore hoping to get as many responses as possible and encourage everyone who considers themselves a disabled person to have their say by completing the survey."

The survey is available on Gwynedd Council’s website: www.gwynedd.llyw.cymru/sportsdisability and paper copies are also available at the Council’s leisure centres and libraries.  

 

If you would like a copy of the survey in a different language or format, please contact Marcus Politis, Disability Sport Wales Development Officer for Gwynedd Council on e-mail: marcuspolitis@gwynedd.llyw.cymru or by phoning 07766 505320.

 

The consultation is open until 23February 2018.