Ken Martin Leisure Centre photo credit Oscar Dickson

Ken Martin Leisure centre has been given The Tacking Inequalities in Leisure accolade.

The leisure Centre located at Hucknall Lane has been working hard to ensure all demographics of the local community are welcome.

Recognised features included how accessible the centre was, which includes partnering with trusted local organisations, such as housing associations, primary care networks, social prescribing teams and mental health services.

Sports England Quest assess how well facilities operate and how effective organisations are across a range of areas.

Sarah Maxwell, Head of External Accreditations at Right Directions, which manages Quest on behalf of Sport England, said: “We were truly impressed with the investment Ken Martin Leisure Centre has made around inclusivity for its local community.

“For instance, the video on the Swim School is one of the most inclusive videos I have seen as an Assessor, with information being available in picture, sound and caption formats for members of the community, users and coaches” she added.

Photo of accolade credit Oscar Dickson

Kirsty Worthington, General Manager at Ken Martin Leisure Centre said: “As well as proactively researching the demographics of our area so we can anticipate some of our community’s needs.

“We take a more holistic and individualistic appreciation of their requirements by working with partners, such as My Sight Notts, Disability Direct and the Women’s Centre, and local projects, including community-based sports groups, to directly engage with people living in the local area” she added.

Along with Active Nottingham’s other leisure centres, Ken Martin also boasts CredAbility accreditation.

This is an independent quality mark run by disabled people, and the CredAbility Access Card, a national scheme that commits organisations to providing a quality service to people with a disability.

The CredAbility Access +1 card scheme also allows holders to gain free access for essential companions or carers at Active Nottingham leisure centres.

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