The Chief Executive announced in the 2015 Policy Address that the Government will commission a consultancy study on how to support disabled athletes and promote sports participation by people with disabilities (PWDs) in a more comprehensive manner. The Home Affairs Bureau engaged the Hong Kong Baptist University to conduct the “Consultancy Study on Sport for People with Disabilities in Hong Kong”. It is recommended that the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) should launch a pilot scheme in some of its venues for relevant organisations to make priority bookings for non-peak slots to organise sports activities such as training courses and inclusive activities suitable for PWDs.
In response to the recommendations in the Consultancy Study, the LCSD has set up a Focus Group in which relevant organisations of PWDs are invited to formulate the priority booking arrangements and facility enhancement proposals for the designated sports centres under the pilot scheme.
Duration of the Pilot Scheme
The pilot scheme will be implemented from February 2018 to March 2019. An interim review will be conducted in mid-December 2018 and a thorough review will follow when the pilot scheme ends.