On the eve of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, we are pleased to announce that we have signed a partnership agreement with leisure operator and charitable social enterprise GLL to improve opportunities for disabled people to be active

We currently work with GLL at seven of their London venues, where we deliver our Community Clubs and newly introduced LIVE initiative. The partnership will identify ways that we can continue to offer more opportunities for disabled people having a positive impact on both physical and mental health.

With International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 3rd this is a timely reminder of the need to ensure that we continue to support disabled people to access sport and leisure activities in their local community.

Peter Ackred, CEO of Disability Sports Coach commented, "Even with recent progress disabled people still face a wide range of barriers to taking part in sport and physical activity and have a much lower participation rate than non-disabled people. Our partnership with GLL will bring together a commitment from both organisations to provide more accessible opportunities for disabled people in local facilities and provide a platform to develop new innovative ways to deliver this."

Katie Ellis, National Community Engagement Manager at GLL said: "As a charitable social enterprise one of our key objectives is to improve accessibility to sports and leisure facilities for all sections of society. Partnering with Disability Sports Coach will enable us to do this and we look forward to rolling out both the Community Clubs and LIVE initiatives through the leisure centres we operate across the UK in 2017 and beyond."

For more information on our signed agreement with GLL, please contact Lauren Templeton, Head of Business Development on lauren@disabilitysportscoach.co.uk or call 020 7021 0973.