Melton Inclusive Sport & Physical Activity (MISPA) Steering Group

Melton Inclusive Sport & Physical Activity (MISPA) is a steering group formed of representatives from across the Melton borough and surrounding areas, with the aim of making Melton the most 'inclusive' area in Leicestershire in terms of sport and physical activity.

For the purpose of this steering group, when referring to the words 'inclusive or inclusion', it is for individuals with a disability or disabilities.

Please visit our Facebook page to stay up-to-date on local events and activities. We welcome local clubs and activity providers to share their information with us also.

The MISPA Community Forum is open for all organisations, services, and groups from across the Melton borough and surrounding areas, who work with or provide inclusive opportunities for individuals with disabilities. Please share information, discuss challenges and showcase best practice on our MISPA Community Forum Facebook Group.

MISPA Further Inclusion Toolkit (FIT)

Welcome to MISPA FIT. This toolkit provides a simple starting point for meaningful change to make sport and physical activity more inclusive for people with disabilities. It will give you ideas, methods and resources to support everyone to have a positive experience in sport and physical activity.

On Monday 26th October, we launched the programme online. If you missed it, you can re-watch it here.

Find out more about the programme by reading the document below. Please contact Abbie Brewin at sportsandhealth@melton.gov.uk or 01664 504289 with any questions, queries or to get involved!

MISPA FIT: Working in Partnership for Inclusion

MISPA are proud to be working in partnership and supporting the following clubs who are passionate about creating meaningful change to make sport and physical activity more inclusive for people with disabilities.

Asfordby Amateurs Ladies, Girls & Inclusive FC

MISPA Ambassadors

Colin Wagstaff

Colin is a keen local bowls player, who plays at Melton & District Indoor Bowls Club. Since becoming an Disability Bowls England Player and Ambassador, Colin is keen to share his experiences and encourage more people to give the sport a go and benefit from doing so like he has. Colin has coped with a wide range of physical and mental disabilities since childhood, and since stumbling across the sport back in 2010, bowls has become a huge part of his life.

Colin Wagstaff

If you are interested in becoming an ambassador to support the work we do then please get in contact: sportsandhealth@melton.gov.uk or 01664 504289.

Useful Organisations, Links & Resources

Activity Alliance: A charity working to make active lives possible with a vision that disabled people are active for life. Search through a range of resources that can help you to engage more disabled people. Find out more here.

UK Coaching 'Five Pillars to Duty of Care' toolkit: a series of Knowledge Checks and coach learning resources set across the five distinct pillars that represent the Duty to Care ethos: Safeguarding, Inclusion, Diversity, Well-being and Mental Health. Find out more here.

Sport England – Club Matters: provides free, convenient, practical resources to help organisation to develop, grow, and become more sustainable and successful. Find out more about disability and inclusion here.

Leicestershire Local Offer:

Facebook Page: Helping people to find support and services for children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities, and share information.

Webpage: Information for schools and play and leisure providers about providing and managing Leicestershire's 'Local Offer' for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

Other useful resources:

Inclusive Communications Guide

Inclusive activity: taking a person-centred approach'

Creating an Equity, Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Policy

Mental Wellbeing in Sport & Physical Activity Webinar Recording - delivered on 10th May 2021, exploring mattering, positive environments, taking care of ourselves and others, and using sport and physical activity as a tool for change.

Locality Inclusion Contacts

If you would like to find out about inclusive clubs and sessions elsewhere in Leicestershire, then please use the contact details below:

Locality

Officer Name

Email

Telephone

Melton

Abbie Brewin

abrewin@melton.gov.uk
sportsandhealth@melton.gov.uk

01664 504289

Market Harborough

Leanne Plummer

L.Plummer@harborough.gov.uk

Hinckley & Bosworth

Graeme Chilvers

graham.chilvers@hinckley-bosworth.gov.uk

01455 255678

North West Leicestershire

Emily Rodbourne

EMILY.RODBOURNE@nwleicestershire.gov.uk

01530 454755

Blaby

Hannah Powell
or
Charlotte Cooper

Hannah.Powell@blaby.gov.uk
Charlotte.Cooper@blaby.gov.uk

Charnwood

Matt Richardson

Matthew.richardson@charnwood.gov.uk

Rutland

All Team

activerutland@rutland.gov.uk