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A Fresh Approach To Participation Presentation and Workshop Christina Frisch and Mark Logan. A Shopmobility Belfast Project. What is Tyre Out?. A group for young people aged between 16 and 30 with limited mobility or disability. Aim: Making the impossible, possible

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A shopmobility belfast project

A Fresh Approach To Participation

Presentation and Workshop

Christina Frisch and Mark Logan

A Shopmobility Belfast Project


What is tyre out
What is Tyre Out?

  • A group for young people aged between 16 and 30 with limited mobility or disability.

  • Aim: Making the impossible, possible

  • Tyre Out makes it possible for members to be involved in a wide range of activities

  • Friends and family are also welcome!


Why tyre out
Why Tyre Out?

  • To fill the lack of activities for young

  • people with limited mobility or disabilities in Northern Ireland

  • We provide the “tools” that enable people to enjoy their free time


What we do

organising wide range of activities in Northern Ireland

involving Sports Arts and Culture

Orienteering events etc.

members are involved in the decision process of activities

Opportunity for members to use our State Of The Art Equipment

What we do


Latest tyre out activities
Latest Tyre Out Activities

Treasure Hunt November 2010



Hand cycle race
Hand cycle Race

Tyre Out Launch August 2010


Tyre out relay team
Tyre Out Relay Team

Belfast City Marathon May 2010


Equipment
Equipment

  • Various Types top of the range specialised wheelchair and hand cycles:

  • Top End Accelerator Hand Cycle

  • Top End Crossfire All Terrain Chair

  • Top End Transformer Multi Sports Chair

  • (which is adaptive to all sports )

  • from Northern Healthcare:

  • three Types top of the range specialised wheelchairs and hand cycle

  • Top End Accelerator Hand Cycle

  • Top End Crossfire All Terrain Chair

  • Top End Transformer Multi Sport Chair

  • (which is adaptive to all sports)


Organising accessible events
Organising accessible Events

  • Action Plans can be used in helping you organise an Event that involves disabled participants

  • To show how much Action Plans are needed, we are going to decide a few between us


Workshop
Workshop:

  • Organising an Archery event:

  • Please make an Action Plan for non disabled people


Workshop1
Workshop

  • Organising an Archery event:

  • please make an Action Plan for people with disabilities


  • Assessment

    • Identify target group

    • Understand particular needs (incl. equipment)

    • Ask those who know

    • “Walk a Mile in His/Her Shoes”


    • Remember Peripherals

      • Transport

      • Car Parking

      • Toilets

      • Storage Space (for equipment)

      • Catering/eating facilities


    • Weather

      • Will bad weather significantly alter terrain?

      • Is there an alternative?

    • Mixing Ability

      • It’s an Event, not a Disabled event

      • Encourage able-bodied friends


    • Getting Buy-In

      • Involvement. “With” not “For”.

      • Make it Social, not just Physical

      • Build on existing friendships

      • Overcoming concerns

        • Of Participants

        • Of Parents


    • Raising Awareness

      • Targeted advertising and Editorial

      • Create Database/mailshot

      • Facebook/Social Networking sites

    • Manning

      • Linked to assessment

      • Enlist Volunteers

      • Clarify roles & responsibilities


    What we have learned about organising accessible events
    What we have learned about organising accessible Events

    • Venue research: Get someone with a disability to check the Venue

    • Different Disability means different ability

    • Personal Assistance needed? Helping with Archery, transfer, going to toilet etc.

    • Accessible Toilet facilities?



    Discussion
    Discussion

    • What needs to be done for people with disabilities?

    • C- Consider: What is needed?

    • O - Offer Help

    • A - Ask: DON’T Assume

    • L - Listen

    • Is there any questions?


    Thank you for your Attention!

    ShopmobilityBelfast would like to

    Thank CAAN for the opportunity to

    participate in this workshop!


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