The English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) has announced a new resource to support those who are new to sport or want to assist disabled people in getting more active. The resource is a guideline on where to start, where to find out more and who to contact on the road to being active.
Helping new people on the road to an active lifestyle
Statistics routinely show low numbers of active disabled people – still half as likely to be active as non-disabled people. Research also reveals that one of the main barriers can be a lack of awareness of opportunities. Despite the increase in various activities around the country, there continues to be concerns around whether those facilities would be accessible or suitable for disabled individuals.
With this in mind, EFDS has created two resources. The first is for people supporting disabled people to be active – for example, local charities or healthcare. The second is similar but for those taking part in the Sainsbury’s Inclusive Community Training. The roadmap helps people to access some of the right contacts, places and resources.
When supporting disabled people to be active, we understand there is a lot to learn and find out. Knowing where to start can be tricky because there are many organisations, opportunities and resources out there. These resources can help to direct more people, who may have little knowledge on sport or active recreation, in a quick and easy way. We also hope they also assist more disabled people to reap the huge benefits of being active.Ray Ashley, Head of Engagement at EFDS
To access the Sainsbury’s Inclusive Community Training roadmap resource, contact the Active Kids for All team on email AK4A@efds.co.uk or telephone 01509 227751. Download EFDS roadmap to supporting more disabled people to get active.
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