West Northamptonshire Council's (WNC) Disabled People's Forum are working with Leisure Centres across West Northants, as well as Northamptonshire Sport, to find out more about what people with disabilities want when it comes to accessing leisure centres to keep active.
The survey aims to find out what sports or sports facilities those with disabilities use or would like to use, and what barriers they are faced with when accessing these.
The information will be used to provide detail about the suitability of current local area sport and leisure facilities and will be fed back to the local leisure providers.
In addition to the online survey, drop-in sessions will be held at certain leisure centres for people with disabilities to take a tour and ask questions. The following drop-ins will take place at:
Cllr David Smith, WNC’s Cabinet Member for community safety and engagement, said: “Disabled people are an important part of our diverse communities and it is important that we understand any concerns they may have in accessing sport and leisure provision in West Northamptonshire.
"This consultation will help us to shape future plans around leisure and sporting facilities in West Northants and remove any barriers for disabled people when it comes to keeping active.”
A virtual event is also being held with Paralympian Ellie Robinson MBE to help celebrate achievements of disabled people in West Northamptonshire during the International Day of People with Disabilities (IDPWD) on Thursday, 1 December.
The survey will close at midnight on Friday, 16 December 2022. People can share their views by completing the online survey here.
For further information, or if you have any queries or require information in an alternative format, please contact email@example.com or phone 07826 993847.