Author: Get Yourself Active
Resource Type: Guidance & toolkit
Categories: Supported self-management, Choice, Health inequalities
Publishing body: Voluntary, community and social enterprise
Get Yourself Active is a programme led by Disability Rights UK and funded by Sport England. This online pack is designed for carers, support workers and personal assistants who support people living with disabilities long term health conditions.
Designed in conjunction with experts in the social care and physical activity sectors including Durham University, Sport England, Sense, Sport for Confidence, Activity Alliance, Community integrated care and Mind, the pack aims to facilitate further Disabled participation in physical activity by educating and empowering those who care to help Disabled people get active in a way that suits them.
The pack was developed during the Coronavirus pandemic when the inequality of physical activity hit the headlines. Sport England’s Active Lives Survey (2020) showed that only 47% of disabled people or those with a long term health condition are active compared to 67% of those without. The reason that disabled people are more inactive than non-disabled people is most likely due to the barriers that they face in society.
The pack offers practical help, tips and advice that can be used to support Disabled people to participate more in sport and physical activity. It is free and available online for all – designed to be shared and consumed with the sole purpose of breaking barriers to disabled participation in physical activity.