West Sussex County Council is teaming up with local charity Amaze to provide a free leisure discount card for children and young people with disabilities.
Peter Evans, West Sussex County Council cabinet member for children, said: ‘We know that families with disabled children often feel they can’t afford, or aren’t welcome at, mainstream leisure venues.
‘We are committed to changing that in West Sussex. The card is a win-win situation.
‘Similar cards in other areas have shown that families can save more than £600 if they use the discount card regularly.’
Work on developing the card will begin soon and it is hoped Amaze will invite people to register in the new year ahead of a proposed launch in spring 2016.
Full details of the benefits and discounts available are yet to be finalised.
If you’d like to get involved in the card’s development, or register your interest, email firstname.lastname@example.org.