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Outdoor Learning in the South & Channel Islands

The Southern Region includes the beautiful coast, lakes, rivers, downs, open countryside, city centres and two National parks spread across the counties of Hampshire, West and East Sussex, Kent, Surrey, London, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire along with the Isle of Wight and Channel Islands. We have a great array of environments used by our members, from rural open spaces, dramatic coastlines, to open country and city centre provision. The region has a strong outdoor learning community with many centres and freelancers operating in the very diverse and active region.

The voluntary committee represents IOL in your region, get in touch with us. We wish to represent your views.

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Government publish National Disability Strategy
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Government publish National Disability Strategy

Activity Alliance (The national charity and leading voice for disabled people in sport and activity) responds to the National Disability Strategy.

A new National Disability Strategy published today, 28 July 2021, outlines how the government will support disabled people. Departments and agencies in government set out how they will help bring about practical and lasting change to disabled people’s lives. Sport is recognised within the strategy under a focus policy area.

The strategy sets out immediate and long-term actions to improve disabled people’s daily opportunities and experiences.

The Strategy states a need to widen participation in sport and that sports venues have a duty to provide an environment that is welcoming and inclusive of everyone, irrespective of disability. There is an overriding message that government wants sport to be at the forefront of equality. It expects all sports and all clubs to take the action needed to ensure this.

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport commitments include to work with Sport England to address the inequalities faced by disabled people in sport and physical activity. There is an immediate recognition to:

- widen participation in arts, culture and sport

- improve access to paths

- make playgrounds more inclusive


Government National Disability Strategy


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Chair  -  Bryn Beach - Email Bryn

Secretary - Martin Robinson

Committee: Sam Kendall, Mike King, Gary Palmer, Chris Rinaldi, Denea Wright


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