In 2017 we launched a new We All Matter Eh! campaign called Accessible Activities. By highlighting all of the sports and clubs that are accessible locally we hoped to increase participation, raise physical and mental wellbeing, encourage other clubs to become more accessible.
We want to bring down barriers for disabled islanders taking a full and active part in society. In this campaign we focus on sport and leisure activities, to increase access and choice, to raise awareness, acceptance and increase participation. This in turn will increase physical and mental wellbeing. We are also encouraging other clubs to become more accessible with our Tips for clubs section. We would encourage the community to sponsor or donate to the campaign through the donate button (or email karen) or each individual club as it’s own request section.
We have tied this campaign in with the celebrations around Disabled Access Day which takes place on 10th March 2017. ‘Disabled Access Day began as a day to celebrate good access and created opportunities for people to try something new. The day was about highlighting the access that already exists in places, relaxed performances, sensory experiences, level access and of course a warm welcome’
The directory contains details on over 20 local clubs. We have filmed, interviewed and taken photographs of over 100 islanders to highlight the range of options available to disabled islanders. Find out more on our directory pages: watch the videos of the sport, find a list of clubs and contact details, listen to the interviews and check out the photos.