MonLife is celebrating after being given a top award for helping people with disabilities access sport.

The service group managed by Monmouthshire council was awarded the Insport Silver Standard award by partnership manager Michelle Daltry at Disability Sport Wales last week.

MonLife won the award for its Insport Development programme, which aims to support and deliver inclusivity for disabled people through a toolkit developed by Disability Sport Wales.

MonLife says its aims to improve inclusive thinking, planning, development and delivery have helped widen opportunities and increase participation among disabled people.

Ms Daltry congratulated MonLife on its achievement.

“It is a real testament to the calibre of work they are currently doing and have committed to do in the future, and will ensure the ongoing development of inclusive sports to disabled communities in the Monmouthshire area. Congratulations to all involved,” she said.

Staff at MonLife believe the programme will also help to achieve cultural changes in attitudes across sports, leading to better provision and opportunities for disabled people.

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