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Inclusive Adventure

   

Join the Outdoor Partnership’s new initiative to get more disabled people of all ages from Anglesey, Conwy and Gwynedd, active in the outdoors. 

We are challenging disabled people, their family and friends to give an outdoor adventure activity a go. Activities will include sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding (SUP), climbing, hill walking, cycling, rowing and surfing.

Development sessions are organised for all those who want to progress their skills in a particular adventurous activity. Some may even pickup a proficiency award for their newly gained skills. 

Many of the existing community outdoor adventurous activity clubs in the three counties will be providing inclusive club sessions. To find a club offering inclusive sessions, look out for the insport logo.

We are supporting volunteers within a number of community outdoor activity clubs by offering disability awareness courses as well as adaptive equipment training.

To ensure activities are accessible to all we are creating adaptive equipment hubs within the three counties, which will store adaptive equipment available to trained individuals from the local community, including community groups, schools, local providers and organisations.

We are developing and supporting new clubs and groups, and new volunteers are recruited and trained through our existing volunteer programme. They are able to access subsidised mentoring and coaching / national governing body qualifications specific to the outdoors. 

The aim of the initiative is to increase participation of disabled people within the three counties by the end of 2018. In 2014, Disability Sport Wales quoted that 24% of the population of Wales are disabled, of which, only 3.4% participate in sport and recreation in North Wales.

Read about the first year of the Inclusive Adventure project here.