Community Trust launches Inclusion project
The Swans Community Trust have this season launched a new Inclusion project to ensure those with disabilities can access the array of sessions we run throughout the local community.
With the aim of making the Community Trust’s projects and sessions accessible to all, the Inclusion programme will ensure that people with disabilities from the local and wider community, can access them and have a voice on what is offered to them.
The launch of the programme comes after the announcement in September 2016 that the Premier League had teamed up with BT Sport to offer Premier League clubs the opportunity to enhance and develop their offering for disabled people.
As well as improving participation in projects such as Premier League 4 Sport, the project will also offer the opportunity for young people and adults with disabilities to participate in the Trust’s other projects that allow their participants to gain qualifications and work experience.
The Community Trust has also teamed up with BT’s Swansea branch to provide opportunities for their staff to volunteer at sessions and events that the Inclusion project runs.
“This is a really exciting programme for the Community Trust and one which I am hoping will leave a lasting legacy for Swansea and West Wales,” said the Trust’s Inclusion Senior Manager Richard Jones.
“It is one of the first programmes we have which has the potential to work across the whole organisation and make a big difference,” he continued.
“The difference sport can make to peoples’ lives is enormous and even greater for those with a disability. It has been a great start to the programme and I am excited for its future.”
Further aims of the programme include:
•Identifying talent though the programmes to ensure young people with disabilities reach their full sporting potential.
•Use the strength of the Swansea City AFC brand to collaborate with partners and key organisations who work with disabled people.
•Ensure we meet local demand and offer quality, sustainable programmes.
•Increase opportunities for young carers.
•Improve physical and mental health of people with a disability.
•Ensure there are a range of voluntary opportunities for those wanting to work with disabled people.
The Inclusion project will be launching its first community sports sessions next month so stay tuned to our Twitter page (@scfccommunitytr) to find out more.
For more information about our Inclusion project, please email Richard@scfccommunitytrust.co.uk