NEW resource to support those who are new to sport or want to assist disabled people on how to get more active.
Posted: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:32
Today, the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) reveals a new resource to support those who are new to sport or want to assist disabled people on how to get more active. Produced in partnership with County Sports Partnership Network, Disability Rights UK and Sport England, the resource is a guideline to where to start, where to find out more and who to contact on the road to being active.
EFDS is aware from previous research that one barrier can be awareness of opportunities or places to go to find out more. Despite the increase in various activities around the country, there continues to be fear factors around whether it 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.
Statistics continually show low numbers of active disabled people – still half as likely to be active as non-disabled people. These resources follow a range of guides to engagement released in December 2016, including a short animation film to access top tips.
To access the Sainsbury's Inclusive Community Training roadmap resource please contact the Active Kids for All team on email AK4A@efds.co.uk or telephone 01509 227751.
To download EFDS roadmap to supporting more disabled people to be active please visit our resources page.