We developed the LEAD Toolkit (Leading Equitable and Accessible Delivery) in partnership with County Sport Partnership Network (CSPN) and Sport England.
Based on the Culture & Sport Improvement Toolkit (CSIT), it supports County Sports Partnerships (CSPs), National Governing Bodies of sport (NGBs) and Leisure operators to embed better practice in disability equality. On this page you will find information and case studies to help support the LEAD process.
LEAD uses the same eight themes as CSIT with an additional theme- facilities. These are: Leadership, strategy, community engagement, resource management, partnership working, people management, service development, marketing, delivery, performance measurement and facilities.
This work takes place over a full day (or two half days) through a facilitated workshop delivered by an independent consultant (STC ltd). Our Engagement Advisors are also involved with CSP staff, trustees and CSP partners.
The workshop encourages staff to self-assess their structure, vision and current provision for disabled people in order to create an improvement plan. This plan has specific actions that we can support in the delivery and implementation.
Following the workshop, you develop an improvement plan in partnership with your regional engagement advisor. Our Engagement Advisors work closely with many partners at a regional level, including CSPs, to:
- Increase the number of disabled people taking part at county and regional level
- Understand and build awareness of disability equality with local delivery
- Introduce organisations to engage new audiences
- Share better practice on engagement and strategy
- Promote a range of helpful resources available to regional and county organisations