Pool Pod Project - Department for Communities and Sport NI

The Department for Communities and Sport NI have so far invested over £400,000 into Poolpod platform lifts in various leisure centres across Northern Ireland.

Pool Pods are a platform lift that were developed for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and are transforming access to swimming pools for people with disabilities and restricted mobility.

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“The facilities that have received the pool pods have shown a great commitment to improving access and providing their staff with disability inclusion training. This project is part of the wider District Council Disability Sports Hub Project which recently saw a significant investment into disability sports equipment in every council area”

Kevin O’Neill, Chief Executive Officer, Disability Sport NI

“These new pool pods are the latest example of how the Active Living: No Limits Action Plan is enhancing the lives of local people with a disability through sport. The many benefits of an active lifestyle to our physical, emotional and mental wellbeing should be open to everyone here, and Sport NI is proud to be working with our partners to create more inclusive opportunities for local communities to enjoy, engage and excel in sport.”

Antoinette McKeown, Chief Executive, Sport NI

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