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New strategy to change the reality of disability, inclusion and sport

Posted: Thu, 06 Sep 2018 09:00

New strategy to change the reality of disability, inclusion and sport

Activity Alliance today (6 September) releases a new three-year strategy – Achieving Inclusion Together. Determined to change the reality of disability, inclusion and sport, the charity looks to a future where disabled people are just as likely as non-disabled people to be active. Leaders from Government, sport, leisure and third sector joined the call for action when the strategy was unveiled at Activity Alliance's 20th Anniversary celebration last night.

Disabled people count for one in five of our population, but are currently the least active group in society and twice as likely as non-disabled people to be inactive. Participation rates have remained stubbornly resistant to growth for many years, despite Activity Alliance's research showing that seven in ten disabled people want to be more active.

The new 2018-2021 strategy, Achieving Inclusion Together, drives Activity Alliance's vision that disabled people are active for life. It builds upon the success as the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) and sets the goals under the new operating name, Activity Alliance.

Based on clear outcomes by March 2021, the strategy outlines the desire to see the number of active disabled people on a sustainable upward trajectory. The three strategic outcomes will have an impact at different levels:

  1. Individual: Enhanced health and well-being for all disabled people (physical, mental, social, emotional and economic well-being).
  2. Societal: A more equal society in which disabled people can achieve more through increased opportunities and choice.
  3. Organisational: A system where organisations have fully embedded approaches to inclusion into their mainstream work so they can effectively support individual disabled people.

Activity Alliance 2018 - 2021 strategy, Achieving Inclusion Together, is available to read on the website (www.activityalliance.org.uk/strategy).

Find more information on Activity Alliance on www.activityalliance.org.uk

If you'd like information about physical activity opportunities for disabled people in Northamptonshire, or are a provider who would like help in making your opportunities more inclusive of people with disabilities and sensory impairments then please contact Graeme Wilson on Graeme.Wilson@firstforwellbeing.co.uk, 07766 991828.

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