Cerebral Palsy Sport launch ‘It’s OK to play’ resources

Cerebral Palsy Sport launch ‘It’s OK to play’ resources

Cerebral Palsy Sport is the country’s leading national disability sports charity, who’s aim is to raise aspirations, promote inclusion and support people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities to play, participate and enjoy sport and active recreation. Through the ‘It’s Okay to Play Project’, the aim of CP Sport is to make it easier for people with cerebral palsy and associated physical impairments to access sport and activities, just as their siblings and peers do, in school and in the community.

To do this, CP Sport have create two new resources. One for families to use, and the second for education sector and health professionals who work with young people and adults with physical disabilities. The resources contain key information, helpful ideas and games that will allow for both audiences to support someone with a physical disability to access sport and activity that is hoped will result in them leading a happier, healthier life.

Subject to government guidance on coronavirus and returning to play, the project will help ensure that within school people with a physical disability are able to take part in PE and extracurricular activity the same way their peers do. The family resource will provide families and carers hints and tips on how to be active with members of the family who have a physical disability.

The resources are available to download for free from the CP Sport website here: http://www.cpsport.org/resources/resources/its-okay-to-play/