Source: Activity Alliance 18 Aug 2021
Get Yourself Active has launched a new online activity pack designed for carers, support workers and personal assistants who support disabled people and people with long-term health conditions.
The pack was co-designed with experts in the social care and physical activity sectors including Durham University, Sport England, Sense, Sport for Confidence, Activity Alliance and Community Integrated Care. It will help to facilitate further participation in physical activity by educating and empowering those who care to help disabled people get active in a way that suits them.
Developed during the coronavirus pandemic when the inequality of physical activity hit the headlines, the pack looks to address some of the barriers that disabled people face when they want to get active.
Sport England’s Active Lives Survey (2020) showed – only 47% of disabled people or those with a long-term health condition are active compared to 67% of those without. Resources like the social care pack can help change this.