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Formal meeting (oral evidence session): National Plan for Sport and Recreation

National Plan for Sport and Recreation Committee
National Plan for Sport and Recreation

Wednesday 24 March 2021

Start times: 3.30pm (private) 3.30pm (public)

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Activity Alliance, Mencap and WheelPower give evidence on disability sport, accessibility and inclusivity

On 24 March, the House of Lords Select Committee on a National Plan for Sport and Recreation will take evidence on the accessibility of sport and physical recreation for people with disabilities. The Committee will consider why people with disabilities or long-term health conditions are twice as likely to be physically inactive than the wider population. The Committee will also explore accessibility of sports facilities and opportunities, as well representation of people with disabilities in leadership positions in sport and sports governing bodies.

Meeting details

At 3.30pm: Oral evidence
Inquiry National Plan for Sport and Recreation
Chief Executive at Activity Alliance
National Sport Manager at Royal Mencap Society
Chief Executive at WheelPower

Areas of discussion

Issues the session will cover include:

  • The Government’s record in getting disabled people and those with long-term health conditions leading a healthy and active lifestyle.
  • The barriers to engaging disabled people in sport and recreation and how they can be overcome.
  • Whether duty of care and safeguarding requirements in sport are fit for purpose for disabled people.
  • Efforts to get more disabled people in positions of power and decision-making in national sports governing bodies.
  • The relationship between disability sports organisations and other bodies delivering sport and recreation for disabled people, and with national sports governing bodies.

Further information

You can follow the Committee on Twitter at @HLSportandRec.


Virtual meeting (webcast)