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Source: Activity Alliance 23.11.2021

https://www.activityalliance.org.uk/news/6632-activity-alliance-annual-survey-update-for-2022

Activity Alliance.pdf

 

The national Activity Alliance’s Annual Disability and Activity Survey for 2021-22, which tracks disabled people’s perceptions and experiences of sport and physical activity has revealed the stark impact of COVID-19 on activity levels.

Key findings include almost 25% disabled people stated that they had not received enough information about ho

Source: Activity Alliance 24.11.2021

https://www.activityalliance.org.uk/news/6635-get-yourself-active-launches-new-moving-social-work-programme-website

 

Get Yourself Active, Durham University and Sport England have launched the Moving Social Work programme website, which aims to create resources and co-produce strategies for the education of social workers.

This initiative is designed to equip social workers with the resources and tools to promote physical education to people with a disability

Source: The Lancet 06.10.21

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanpub/article/PIIS2468-2667(21)00206-1/fulltext

Disability cohort study.pdf

 

People with learning disabilities are at substantially increased risk of COVID-19 mortality, but evidence on risks of COVID-19 mortality for disabled people more generally is limited. We aimed to use population-level data to estimate the association between self-reported disability and death involving COVID-19 during the first two waves of the COVID-19 pan

Source: Scope - make it count 

https://makeitcount.scope.org.uk/

Make It Count is an active challenge designed by Scope, a disability equality charity. The challenge is open for anybody to take part and is taking place between 24th August and 5th September 2021, alongside the Paralympic Games.

Make It Count is a fully accessible challenge that's about spending time getting active in your own way. This challenge focuses on clocking up minutes while getting active, rather than setting a distance,

Source: England Football May 21

https://www.englandfootball.com/play/disability-football

 

England Football, The Football Association’s new home for participation and the grassroots game, has launched Football Your Way, a new campaign to help disabled footballers return to the sport and reclaim the moments they have missed, as Covid-19 restrictions are lifted across the country. The campaign is funded by Sport England as part of the tackling inequalities funding programme.

The campaign provides

BBS are pleased to announce the expansion of First Steps across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. First Steps is a project conceived by British Blind Sport to empower and encourage children between the ages of 3 – 11 years old with a visual impairment to develop their early developmental movement skills and to become physically active. Source: British Blind Sport
This edition of Health Matters focuses on the benefit of physical activity for the prevention and management of long-term conditions in adults. Includes summaries of the current guidelines and numerous examples of where this is being put in to practice. Source: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/health-matters-physical-activity/health-matters-physical-activity-prevention-and-management-of-long-term-conditions (January 2020)