Welcome to April’s newsletter. This edition features the latest Active Lives Survey and COVID-19 response.
Activity Alliance and ukactive CEOs’ joint call for inclusive reopening
We have moved to Step 2 of the government’s roadmap in lifting restrictions. This means more leisure facilities like gyms and swimming pools are opening their doors again. In a joint call, Barry Horne (CEO, Activity Alliance) and Huw Edwards (CEO, ukactive) urge leaders across the leisure sector to be more welcoming than ever to disabled customers.
Read the joint call from Activity Alliance and ukactive
Activity Alliance responds to latest Active Lives Survey findings
The latest publication of the findings from Sport England’s Active Lives Survey shows the ongoing impact of the pandemic on disabled people’s physical activity levels. Disabled people continue to be one of the least active groups in society, highlighting the need for an inclusive and fair return to physical activity. Here, Activity Alliance responds to the Survey.
Read the full response to the latest findings.
In conversation with our Vice President, John Amaechi OBE
Our Vice President, John Amaechi OBE is a respected organisational psychologist and Founder of APS. Our Marketing and Communications Manager, Sarah Brown-Fraser, spent time with John recently to discuss the psychological effects of the pandemic and lockdown restrictions.
Watch the conversation with John Amaechi OBE.
World Health Day blog: “Go at your own pace”
This year’s World Health Day (7 April) theme is building a fairer, healthier world. Not only are disabled people the least active in our society, the COVID-19 pandemic has hit disabled people the hardest. It is not right or fair that disabled people face barriers every day to live and thrive as active citizens.
Mark Fosbrook, one of our Engagement Advisors, took time out from leading on Include Me West Midlands to reflect on the impact activity has on his life.
Make active lives possible with us
We bring our members, partners and disabled people together to make active lives possible. Collectively, we continue to challenge perceptions and change the reality of disability, inclusion and sport. We rely on generous fundraisers to develop and continue our work.
Moving more where you are
We are committed to ensuring disabled people can be and stay active. Access exercise advice, workouts, and activity guides to support disabled people. This helps everyone to move more, whether at home, outside or in your local area.