Sainsbury’s Inclusive Community Training Awareness Week: Celebrating training to support more disabled people to lead active lives
Posted: Mon, 24 Oct 2016 14:43
Over three years, 6,000 people have enjoyed the benefits of the Sainsbury's Inclusive Community Training and, as a result, more disabled people are leading active lives. To celebrate the success, we are calling on the nation to raise awareness during Sainsbury's Inclusive Community Training Awareness Week (24-28 October 2016).
Carers, support workers, parents, volunteers and community groups and organisations have all benefitted from the low-cost, high-quality training, with tens of thousands of disabled people's lives positively enhanced as a result.
During the Awareness Week the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS), who run the Sainsbury's Inclusive Community Training programme in partnership with sports coach UK, will highlight success stories and deliver a workshop in Greater Manchester, demonstrating the continuing impact of the programme.
Get involved in Sainsbury's Inclusive Community Training Awareness Week.
- Encourage disabled people to take part in your activities – it could be an adapted sport, a challenge conquered or an activity made more accessible.
- Consider whether you, a colleague or a friend might want to take the training and contact your local County Sports Partnership to discuss options.
- With 12 months of the programme remaining, book a place on one of the workshops, taking place every week of the year all across the country.
- Share your examples of disabled people being more active by using the social media hashtag #AK4A.
For more information about Sainsbury's Inclusive Community Training and support on how you can help disabled people to be more active, visit www.efds.co.uk/inclusivecommunitytraining.
At present, only two out of every 10 disabled people are active regularly. This means disabled people are half as likely to be active as non-disabled people. EFDS research shows many disabled people want to do more and seven in 10 are not aware of any local opportunities.
Contact Northamptonshire Sport's Disability Development Officer, Graeme Wilson if you'd be interested in attending a Sainsbury's Inclusive Community Training course by email on Graeme.Wilson@firstforwellbeing.co.uk, or phone 01604 367953.