1,000 people milestone for Sainsbury’s Inclusive Community Training
Posted: Tue, 20 Jan 2015 14:03
Over a thousand people have now received training through Sainsbury's Inclusive Community Training, designed to support more disabled people to be more active.
The scheme aims to address recent research from the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) that shows only 2 in 10 disabled people are regularly active, with 70% of those surveyed unaware of local opportunities.
Lisa O'Keefe, Director of Insight for Sport England, said: "Sport plays a really important role in keeping people active and improving health and wellbeing.
"If we are to encourage many more disabled people to play sport, we need to ensure that sport delivers what people want – but importantly we must make it so easy for disabled people, and all those organisations around them, to choose sport. I'm clear that Sainsbury's Inclusive Community Training can help make that happen."
To mark 1,000 successfully trained community staff and volunteers, the English Federation Disability Sport (EFDS) has produced two compelling videos that tell the story of the scheme and how others can get involved to ensure disabled people are active for life.
To find out about the range of local opportunities available check out the No Limits page. teamBEDS&LUTON run a number of courses throughout the year for more information contact Michelle Morris on firstname.lastname@example.org