Welcome to the latest edition of the Get Yourself Active newsletter, from Disability Rights UK.
This is our round up of what the Get Yourself Active team and our partners have been up to during the month of July- and some opportunities that we hope will be of interest. More from us next month!
Get Yourself Active launching new Social Care resource with online webinar
We’re so excited to share the news that we are launching our new resource, the Social Care Activity Pack, next month. We want to invite you to our launch webinar on Friday 13th August at 11am so you can find out more.We have co-produced guidance with social workers to support asset-based approaches to discussing the opportunities and outcomes brought about by physical activity. We also know that carers and support workers are also essential messengers about the importance of physical activity to disabled people.The pack will develop your knowledge of physical activity, help you to have more conversations with the people you support about getting active and how to provide active support, as well as giving you ideas to build exercise into everyday activities. We’re really excited to now be ready to launch this pack and share it with you!The webinar will include talks from DRUK, Durham University, Sense and social care staff around the importance of supporting people to be active and how this resource can help. We will also take you through how to use the pack itself. Register below and we look forward to seeing you there! We’ll also be sending out a press release before the day to help you to spread the word. You can register below and after registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Register in advance for this webinar
Your Stories in July
Every month we ask disabled people to share their experiences of getting active in a way that’s right for them.We want to share their stories online to help raise awareness of the different ways of getting active and help other disabled people feel confident and empowered to take the first steps to a more active life. One of this month’s highlights has been our Spotlight series. With restrictions lifting this month we uncovered how the pandemic has changed how Disabled people are getting active. For this we spoke to some our partners and friends for 3 unique stories:1. DanceSyndrome told us how they kept dancing through the pandemic2. Wheels for Wellbeing explained how a hybird model worked for their charity3. Living Options Devon showed a roadmap to digital inclusionWe’ve covered so much this month, and you can access them all on our stories page here.
Tackling Inequalities Fund by Sport England – update
Disability Rights UK (DR UK) is one of the National Delivery Partners for Sport England’s Tackling Inequalities Fund (TIF). The fund aims to reduce the negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic and any widening of inequalities in participation rates in sport and physical activity.To-date Disability Rights UK has funded approximately 40 projects, via a range of organisations, across England – all of them delivering different kinds of activities. Some of the projects have now completed and we’ve had some great feedback about how projects have supported people to get or keep active, feel less isolated, and more connected during the pandemic. A new and exciting part of our “TIF offer” is supporting the funded organisations to build resilience as we emerge from the pandemic.We are still accepting applications, from User Led Organisations (ULOs), or organisations that can demonstrate a user-led project idea, that supports Disabled people, and/or people with long-term health conditions, to keep active in a Covid-19 safe environment and in a way that is right for them. We encourage organisations that support Disabled people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, and other under-represented communities, to apply. Projects must be delivered by 31st March 2022. For more details, including how to apply, please contact: email@example.com or call Elliot on 0203 687 0771 Click here to find out more about the Tackling Inequalities and other Sport England funds