A LEISURE centre has been praised for its state-of-the-art facilities that accommodate children and young people with disabilities.
Lancing Manor Leisure Centre has passed the assessment process carried out by the Parent Carer Team from the West Sussex Parent Carer Forum and been awarded a silver PACT Award.
The Parent and Carer Team PACT Award recognises excellence. It rewards places and services in West Sussex which are family-friendly and have actively considered the inclusion of children and young people with disabilities or additional needs.
The PACT Award is a pilot project and the leisure centre’s silver award is one of the first of this new scheme.
The West Sussex Parent Carer Forum will be officially launching the scheme later this year and inviting all providers to take part as a way of demonstrating they offer excellence in the provision of services for children and young people with disabilities or additional needs.
The leisure centre was commended for its welcoming staff, excellent safety procedures and good accessibility for all users.
Andi Dunstan, contracts manager at Impulse Leisure, said: “The PACT Award concentrates on the types of things that parents of children with disabilities really want and need from an organisation.
“Getting silver is a great achievement and it also gives us the incentive to put in place an action plan and press on and achieve gold.”