The programme supported by National athlete role model Kate Grey and a team of Ambassadors, gives young people aged 14-19 years old, with and without disabilities, the opportunity to work alongside each other to support and deliver physical activities in schools and communities. As part of this, the programme promotes inclusion, increases participation in physical activity, empowers young people and develops their life skills.
Inclusive Futures aims to:
- Create a positive change in the perception of disabled people in communities (by both disabled and non-disabled people)
- Unlock & demonstrate the potential of young people to be agents for change
- Increase the number of people volunteering in their communities
- Enhance young people’s life and employability skills
- Empower disabled people to be more integrated in society
- Increase the opportunities for disabled people to participate in activities and in the community
To mark #iwillweek 2016, we have worked with partners such as the English Federation of Disability Sport and National Governing Bodies, to create two new pieces of guidance to help support young people:
- Our volunteer guidance, produced with EFDS supports young people with additional support needs to access meaningful volunteer opportunities
- We have also led research with NGBs to support young people with intellectual disabilities to access NGB awards and qualifications
Volunteers are recruited and guided by a regional coordinator based within a local sporting organisation in one of our 9 major UK cities, each of which hosts regular regional training camps along with other events/activities throughout the year. Volunteers also have the opportunity to attend a one-off large scale sporting event, along with being deployed by their coordinator to find a placement in a school/community club. With the aim to influence and increase the capacity of local providers who can deliver fully inclusive physical activities and sports opportunities.
The National Camp was help on 27-29th March in Loughborough and celebrated the hard work and talent of the most committed and enthusiastic young people involved in the programme. The volunteer's met top athlete ambassadors, took part in various workshops and sport sessions and helped to continue our value of increasing participation, challenging perceptions and creating inclusive provision. To view the social media highlights from this camp click here.
To view Inclusive Futures on twitter click here. Or for more information about the programme or information on how to get involved please contact your local co-ordinator,
- Bath - Becca Higgs
- Belfast - Mark Montgomery
- Birmingham - Cheyanne Haye
- Glasgow - Katy Devlin
- Gateshead - Jayne Geary
- Leicester - Steph Tirrell
- London - Denzel Manyande
- Manchester - Nick Alogba
- Swansea - Darren Wyn Jones
For further information, please contact:
Development Manager - Leadership, Coaching and Volunteering
Inclusive Futures Ambassadors
The Inclusive Futures programme is supported by a number of great ambassadors. To find out who they are and for more information about them please click here.