Five of Warrington’s well-being centres and neighbourhood hubs have been awarded accreditation for the work they do to help disabled people take part in sport.
Orford Jubilee and Woolston Neighbourhood Hubs, Broomfields and Great Sankey Leisure Centres and Birchwood Tennis & Leisure Complex have all been accredited with the Inclusive Fitness Initiative (IFI) Mark from the English Federation of Disability Sport.
The centres, which are all run by LiveWire, had to demonstrate that they provide accessible and inclusive environments and meet the customer service needs of disabled people. They were assessed on their accessibility of facilities and marketing materials, staff training, fitness equipment and sports development.
The accreditation comes after LiveWire managed to secure almost £50,000 in funding from Sporta last year to improve their facilities and services for disabled people in Warrington.
The funding has also supported the neighbourhood wellbeing company to put on a number of inclusive sport and physical activities across all their accredited sites and provide a discounted membership for disabled people which gives them three months free membership across LiveWire’s leisure centres.