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.
Our five strategic priorities
1. Improving Health & Wellbeing
To improve the health and wellbeing of people with disabilities and long-term health conditions through increased participation in community sport and active recreation opportunities.
For further information please visit our Community Sport section.
2. Developing Sporting Talent
To lead the development of performance pathways, facilities and support programmes which enable athletes with disabilities to achieve higher levels of performance in their sport including continued Paralympic success.
For further information please visit our Performance Sport section.
3. Training & Sports Facility Access
To develop and deliver training and access programmes which will contribute to a sports and active recreation sector in Northern Ireland which is more inclusive of people with disabilities.
For further information please visit our Sports Facility Access section.
4. Communications & Engagement
To inspire and encourage people with disabilities to become more active by providing information on the opportunities available, by highlighting positive role models and by challenging negative attitudes and misconceptions about people with disabilities.
For further information please visit our Latest section.
5. Governance & Income Generation
To manage an effective well governed organisation with the capacity to lead the development of disability sport.
For further information please visit our Support Us and Resources sections.