We want to move, one of the most active associations when it comes to defending the rights of people with disabilities, always defending inclusion, has shown its outrage in what they consider a “trampling” of their rights after the government group of the City Council of Santa Cruz de Tenerife will reject a motion presented by the PSOE in order to “make sports facilities accessible and to start offering the practice of inclusive sports.”
In the letter sent, from the association they indicate that they will continue to be “totally excluded” noting that, when they have contacted the Capital Sports service in order to be able to carry out sports activities, the response has been “surprising”. “For disability there is not, but if they can be included in the groups that we have …”, they say.
The full statement is as follows:
“We regret the denial of a motion by the PSOE aimed at favoring the practice of sport for people with disabilities.
The motion was summarized in making sports facilities accessible and in beginning to offer the practice of inclusive sports.
With arguments that demonstrate the total ignorance of the group of people with disabilities, on the part of the councilor of the area, they kill the hopes, of many people with disabilities, of being able to carry out some type of sports practice, in the facilities and within the municipal offer .
We will continue to be totally excluded and we will continue to hear those answers that they give us, when we call, with the intention of knowing if we can do some kind of sports practice: “There is no disability for disability, but if they can be included in the groups we have …”. Answer that surprises anyone.
In the explanation, among other things, they said that we were already being attended to. Something that LACKS OF TRUTH. THEY DO NOT ATTEND US. And as for the support for the Paralympic swimmers, we must indicate that they were only given one lane in the Acidalio Lorenzo pool, with a schedule not very adequate to favor the preparation for the Paralympic Games and in the month of July, when the courses began They were told that they had to adapt to other new schedules, because the offer of swimming courses was a priority.
From the lack of attention they dispense us and the lack of commitment, we only give a button as a sample. The Midayu Tenerife (Club with swimmers of the stature of Teresa Perales, Michelle Alonso and Judith Rolo, among others) has moved its headquarters to La Laguna.
The Autonomous Sports Organization of the Santa Cruz City Council excludes people with disabilities from the municipality.
To be in charge of an area like this, it is necessary to be prepared and to know widely how much it includes. It is not the sporting merits that make a professional resume.
We regret this trampling on our right to sport, our right to be citizens like everyone else ”