Disabled users of Borders’ swimming pools will have a chance to express their opinions on what areas of the facilities they feel require improvement.

Having secured funding from the Bruce Wake Charitable Trust, charity Live Borders is conducting a consultation with regards to the provision of facilities for disabled users at all their swimming pools with any proposed work focussed on aiding the practical independent participation for customers through enhancements to the changing and swimming pool areas.

The Live Borders team is also committed to ensuring that as many people as possible can access a pool within a reasonable distance from their home

The charitable trust is constantly striving to improve operational provision and customers with disabilities and long-term conditions will also have the opportunity to assist the Live Borders’ team in scoping the way they provide recreational activity.

This consultation is aimed at reaching out to numerous community groups, schools, families and carers across the area, safeguarding customer involvement, independence and increasing aquatic participation in a discrete and user-friendly manner.

Alan Oliver, Sport Development Officer, for charity Live Borders, said: “It’s fantastic that Live Borders is in a position to make positive equipment enhancements to our changing rooms and poolside throughout our estate.

“We welcome customers expressing their views and we are proactively seeking customer opinions to ensure we implement changes that will encourage more practical, independent participation while providing new opportunities for the community to participate in swim activities.”

 The consultation process will be in the format of questionnaire via online survey’s and print off versions:

Live Borders is a charity. Every penny you spend with us is reinvested into supporting active, creative and healthy communities in the Scottish Borders.