Disability Participation in Sport - Sports Connect Forum Melbourne 27 04 10 Final

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This is a presentation of the findings of an Australian Sports Commission research project into the participation and nonparticipation of people with disability in sport and active recreation.

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Disability Participation in Sport - Sports Connect Forum Melbourne 27 04 10 Final

  1. 1. Faculty of Business<br />Forward Thinking Work Ready<br />Gathering the Evidence<br />Tuesday 27th April, 2010 <br />Associate Professor Simon Darcy<br />Project Manager Ryan Sherry<br />
  2. 2. Research method overview<br /><ul><li>Focus Groups
  3. 3. 80 attendees & 8 interviews representative organisations
  4. 4. 6 sessions were conducted in November 2009
  5. 5. Online Questionnaire
  6. 6. Questionnaire development – 3 months
  7. 7. Approx. 1100 people have completed the questionnaire
  8. 8. 8 formats of questionnaire</li></ul>Faculty of Business<br />Forward Thinking Work Ready<br />
  9. 9. Focus Group – sample<br /><ul><li>Advocacy / information services
  10. 10. Peak disability services (impairment based)
  11. 11. Disability service providers – community participation providers
  12. 12. Employment services
  13. 13. Accommodation services
  14. 14. Day services
  15. 15. Local councils
  16. 16. Respite services</li></ul>Faculty of Business<br />Forward Thinking Work Ready<br />
  17. 17. Faculty of Business<br />Forward Thinking Work Ready<br />Focus Group - Findings<br />
  18. 18. Question: Does sport play a role on your organisation’s agenda?<br /><ul><li>No.
  19. 19. Yes, however priority varies.
  20. 20. Yes, increasingly through person centred practices.
  21. 21. Yes, through passion drivers.
  22. 22. Yes, but with a leisure/recreation focus.</li></ul>Faculty of Business<br />Forward Thinking Work Ready<br />
  23. 23. “Person centred plans often see little interest placed on sport”<br />Faculty of Business<br />Forward Thinking Work Ready<br />
  24. 24. Question: How does your organisation deliver sport and recreation services?<br /><ul><li>In house, either staff or through paying providers.
  25. 25. Links clients to generic providers of sport and recreation.
  26. 26. Links clients to generic and disability specific providers.
  27. 27. Links clients based on individual’s choice.
  28. 28. Support workers provide support to enable participation.</li></ul>Faculty of Business<br />Forward Thinking Work Ready<br />
  29. 29. “The Trust’s preference is to link with mainstream to facilitate programs ”<br />Faculty of Business<br />Forward Thinking Work Ready<br />
  30. 30. Question: What resources enabled your organisation to deliver sport and recreation programs?<br />Internal<br /><ul><li>Personal – motivation, skills, knowledge, interest, support provided, commitment and willingness.
  31. 31. $$$ - funding, finances and program fees.
  32. 32. Resources – facilities, transport and equipment.</li></ul>External<br /><ul><li>Personal - volunteers of sport and recreation and tertiary students.
  33. 33. $$$ - funding, finances and fundraising.
  34. 34. Resources – access to facilities.</li></ul>Faculty of Business<br />Forward Thinking Work Ready<br />Internal / External<br /><ul><li>Collaboration – partnerships, being connected</li></li></ul><li>“The organisation attributes being able to link service users to sport and recreation as they know what’s being deliver locally and can have a established network of providers”<br />Faculty of Business<br />Forward Thinking Work Ready<br />
  35. 35. Question: What relationships does your organisation have with the sport and recreation sector?<br /><ul><li>Ad hoc / informal, based on: venue usage, personnel to deliver, client’s interests to participate and support worker interests or connections.
  36. 36. Forged for the purpose of connecting people with disability.
  37. 37. Formal / strategic, based on: joint commitment, government policy or projects, and project funding / deliverables.</li></ul>Faculty of Business<br />Forward Thinking Work Ready<br />
  38. 38. “In formal and ad hoc revolving around personal relationships staff have with others in these organisations”<br />Faculty of Business<br />Forward Thinking Work Ready<br />
  39. 39. Question: What are the organisational constraints which are difficult to address?<br />Faculty of Business<br />Forward Thinking Work Ready<br /><ul><li>Not enough money
  40. 40. Don’t know what’s available
  41. 41. Attitude toward sport
  42. 42. Timing doesn’t suit
  43. 43. Can’t get to sport
  44. 44. Venues not appropriate
  45. 45. Not enough support</li></li></ul><li>“Business hours of our program is 8am to 4pm. Community sport is run during evenings and on weekends”<br />Faculty of Business<br />Forward Thinking Work Ready<br />
  46. 46. Question: Ideally, what assistance would your organisation require to deliver sport and recreation?<br /><ul><li>Share knowledge between sectors
  47. 47. Let people know what’s available
  48. 48. Take sport to the mass
  49. 49. Money would help
  50. 50. Improve facilities
  51. 51. Improve the connection</li></ul>Faculty of Business<br />Forward Thinking Work Ready<br />
  52. 52. “The disability sector needs to inform the sport sector, and vice versa”<br />Faculty of Business<br />Forward Thinking Work Ready<br />
  53. 53. Question: What are the key messages that need to be promoted to get people with disabilities involved…<br /><ul><li>Benefits of participation, including: promoting a healthy lifestyle, creating social connections, improving skills and sharing stories of success.
  54. 54. What is sport about and what opportunities exist.
  55. 55. Messages need to be simple and positive.</li></ul>Faculty of Business<br />Forward Thinking Work Ready<br />
  56. 56. “Preventative measure – for good heath”<br />“connectedness with their chosen community’<br />Faculty of Business<br />Forward Thinking Work Ready<br />
  57. 57. Faculty of Business<br />Forward Thinking Work Ready<br />Online Questionnaire<br />
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  67. 67. Faculty of Business<br />Forward Thinking Work Ready<br />Constraints<br />
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  71. 71. Faculty of Business<br />Forward Thinking Work Ready<br />
  72. 72. Self Health Rating<br />Faculty of Business<br />Forward Thinking Work Ready<br />
  73. 73. Level of Fitness<br />Faculty of Business<br />Forward Thinking Work Ready<br />
  74. 74. Level of Sport & Active Recreation<br />Faculty of Business<br />Forward Thinking Work Ready<br />
  75. 75. Demographics <br />Faculty of Business<br />Forward Thinking Work Ready<br />
  76. 76. Concluding thoughts…<br />Organisational<br />Individual<br />Participation is one role<br />What do you want to achieve?<br />Strategies to address both<br />Workshops this afternoon…<br />Faculty of Business<br />Forward Thinking Work Ready<br />
  77. 77. Questions, responses or comments…<br />Faculty of Business<br />Forward Thinking Work Ready<br />

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