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Get Yourself Active’ Programme – Disability Rights UK

Disability Rights UK have developed a get active programme and would like to offer training to social care providers.

Overview of ‘Get Yourself Active’ Programme

Inactivity is more common for disabled people or those with a long term health condition (42%) than those without (21%). Furthermore, it increases sharply as the number of impairments an individual has increases – 51% of those with three or more impairments are inactive. (Sport England Active Lives Survey)

Disability Rights UK have been working with Sport England to deliver the Get Yourself Active programme, where we are trying to close the inactivity gap and find better ways for disabled people to move more and get active. This could mean taking the dog for a walk, getting out in the garden or even having a dance at the local night club. We have found that the social care workforce is crucial to passing on positive and encouraging messages to the people they support about physical activity.

What we can offer

  • Disability Rights UK and DPULO partners would like to develop training and/or workshops for frontline care and support staff interested in finding out how to encourage and promote physical activity.
  • We are keen to build an offer which works for you and the staff within your organisation.

What we need from you

  • To begin to develop this we would like to talk to you and your staff to gain some insight about your service and what you might get out of an offer like this.
  • If you’re interested, please contact Liddie Bone – Get Yourself Active Project Manager at bone@disabilityrightsuk.org to start the conversation.