Many people with disability would like to participate in sport and recreation however there is uncertainty about how to get started, the type of sports available, the accessible equipment needs, financial barriers, nervousness about being accepted by peers and physical accessibility of venues. Transport to and from programs is often another barrier associated with reduced and inconsistent participation.
How can SportRec Access help?
We are a FREE one-stop-shop service that links Victorians with disability to sport and recreation opportunities.
Our team of trained SportRec Navigators assist individuals to access the most appropriate sport and recreation opportunities according to their interest and needs.
Health is a basic human right to which everyone is entitled, regardless of their circumstances.
Including sport in programs has a number of health outcomes for the individual
- Overall better quality of life
- Reduced risk of chronic diseases
- Reduced hospital re-admissions
- Prevention of secondary injuries and future disabilities
- Decreased risk of depression, suicide and chronic mental illness
- Improved mental alertness, concentration and memory
- Improved educational opportunities through increased literacy, numeracy and cognitive development
For more information about SportRec Access or to use the free service, contact the team on 1800 BE IN IT (23 46 48) or firstname.lastname@example.org.