Sports Inclusion Disability (S.I.D.) Program

Many people with disabilities are precluded from participating in sports activities and often it is simply because of a lack of understanding on the part of service and facility providers. The S.I.D. Program intends to address the imbalance in opportunities for people with disabilities to participate in Sport and Physical Activity, through working in partnership with all stakeholders.

Main Objectives are to:

  • Increase the number of people with disabilities participating in sport & physical activity on a regular basis.
  • Increase the number of participation opportunities for people with disabilities to participate in sport and physical activity.
  • Support current participation and the work of disability sports and physical activity clubs and disability organisations.
  • Encourage and support mainstream sports and physical activity clubs in the area of inclusion.
Catriona Slattery

Catriona Slattery

Disability Officer

To achieve our goal, the following key areas have been identified:

  1. Research & Needs Analysis
  2. Education
  3. Monitoring & Evaluation
  4. Program of Activities
  5. Advocacy
  6. Care Settings
  7. Training


SPORT FOR ALL - Guidelines for Inclusion

It was developed to try and broaden the knowledge level of people in our community about the issue of disability and make people comfortable when dealing with people with various forms of disabilities – physical, intellectual, sensory, mental health or emotional/behavioural difficulties. In fact, we feel this booklet could be of benefit across all sectors of society.

Benefits of Physical Activity and Exercise

The Merits of Exercise — from preventing chronic health conditions to boosting confidence and self-esteem — are hard to ignore. And the benefits are yours for the taking, regardless of age, sex or physical ability. Need more convincing? Laois Sports Partnership has produced a Brochure on the Benefits of Physical Activity and Exercise, highlighting the fact that the Benefits are for everyone. Contact the office for a copy.



CARA is a national organisation which provides a collaborative and partnership platform throughout Ireland to impact on enhancing sport and physical activity opportunities for people with disabilities.

Click here to find out more about CARA