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about siio's

SIIO’s have responsibility for the provision of sport & physical activity for people with disabilities, ethnic minorities, LGBTQ+, mental health, Travelling community, direct provision and homeless services and other minority groupings. They also have a responsibility for education and training in this area and provide training for staff, clubs, organisations, schools and members of the public.

A large part of the SIIO role is consultation with clubs and organisation to offer advice and support to clubs on equipment and how to be inclusive of all members of their community.

The 2 SIIO posts in DCSWP are currently vacant due to circumstances outside of our control. DCSWP, through our senior management in Dublin City Council and in conjunction with the HR Dept, are endeavouring to ensure these roles are filled as quickly as possible.

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sportsability Objectives

Sustainable Participation

Partnerships

Capacity Building

Awareness

Citywide Sport Inclusion & Integration Officers

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Objective

Sustainable Participation

To support sustainable sport and physical activity participation opportunities for people with disabilities through the provision of quality initiatives, engaging with the existing clubs and the wider community.

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Partnerships

To create effective partnerships to underpin the development of sustainable participation for people with disabilities in sport and physical activity.

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Capacity Building

To encourage sports clubs and volunteers to support the participation of people with disabilities in sport and physical activity through the facilitation of training and education thus creating awareness of Adapted Physical Activity i.e. Disability Inclusion Training (DIT).

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Awareness

To provide information and promote all opportunities for people with disabilities to participate in sustainable sport and physical activity at local, regional and national level i.e. DCSWP/Website/Facebook Page.

The SIIO is coordinated by CARA (Sport Inclusion Ireland). Cara is a national organisation providing a collaboration platform across Ireland to enhance sport and physical activity opportunities for people with disabilities.

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about CARA

The SIIO is coordinated by CARA (Sport Inclusion Ireland). Cara is a national organisation providing a collaboration platform across Ireland to enhance sport and physical activity opportunities for people with disabilities. CARA has two main objectives:

  1. To lead, coordinate and support the developments of sport, physical activity and physical education for people with disabilities in Ireland.
  2. To coordinate, advocate and facilitate for the inclusion of people with disabilities in sport, physical activity and physical education in Ireland.
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SportsAbility Programmes

Programmes offered by SIIO’s in 2019, 2020, 2021 & 2022 were largely demand led. The list below is an overview rather than an exhaustive list of what SIIO’s offer. 

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