Following a youth forum in early 2020 to discuss sport and physical activity in Bedford it was clear that there was a need to support young people with disabilities to become more physically active in a safe and comfortable environment.
For Winchester Go LD, lockdown hugely disrupted the community they’d built for their members. With the help of Energise Me’s Investing in Communities project, they launched ‘Walk and Talk’ to help their members feel connected and be active.
The Covid-19 Lockdown measures presented many challenges for those wanting to access physical activity, this was particularly true for the families of children with learning and/or physical disabilities.
Project aimed to reach out to people with disabilities who had been shielding or isolated during Covid19 and had been struggling to find the motivation to get active during the lockdown period.
GreaterSport consulted with disabled people across Greater Manchester and then used the findings to work with EFDS and Inspiring Healthy Lifestyles to design and develop the Inclusive Adventure Play in Wigan
How Yorkshire Sport Foundation Engaged 170 Disabled People in 4 Months Without Printing a Single Leaflet
Written by John Ainsworth,
In June 2016 Amber Valley CVS delivered the first 'Effective Volunteer Management: a practical guide to working with disabled volunteers' workshop in Derbyshire. The workshop has been developed in partnership with Sport Nottinghamshire through the IMPACT project.