People with a disability are less than half as likely to participate in sport as non-disabled people. (DCAL Continuous Household Survey 2014/15).
Disability Sport NI works very hard to provide an equality of access to sport for people with a disability in Northern Ireland.
1. Improving Health and Wellbeing
To improve the health and wellbeing of disabled people and people with long term health conditions through increased participation in sport and active recreation opportunities in every area of Northern Ireland.
2. Developing Sporting Talent
To lead the development of performance pathways and support programmes which enable talented athletes with disabilities to achieve higher levels of performance in their sport including continued international medal success.
3. Inclusive Sports Facilities and Outdoor Places
To develop access services which encourage and support the development of sports facilities and outdoor places which are inclusive of disabled people.
4. Communications, Training and Engagement
To inspire, facilitate and encourage disabled people to participate in sport and active recreation by engaging with disabled people and the broader community, by delivering inclusive training and by promoting the social model of disability.
5. Governance and Income Generation
To manage an effective well governed organisation with the capacity to lead the development of disability sport and active recreation in Northern Ireland.