Exercise Professionals - Everyone Can campaign to inspire disabled people to get more physically active...
23 Jan 2019 Exercise professionals: News, jobs and training
 
 
HOME
JOBS
NEWS
FEATURES
PRODUCTS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION
PRINT SUBSCRIPTION
ADVERTISE
CONTACT US
Sign up for FREE ezine
Latest news

09 Nov 2018

Everyone Can campaign to inspire disabled people to get more physically active
BY Tom Walker

The campaign looks to support the physical activity sector to become more inclusive

The campaign looks to support the physical activity sector to become more inclusive

A new campaign looks to get more disabled people physically active by making sport and fitness activities more accessible.

Led by Sport England, ukactive and a number of leading disability organisations, the Everyone Can initiative aims to change perceptions around disabled people’s participation in physical activity and support the sector to become more inclusive.

As part of the drive, ukactive has this month launched a series of focus groups with disability champions across the retail, transport, music and hospitality sectors, exploring how to improve services for disabled people who want to undertake more physical activity.

The findings from the groups will feed into a new report as part of the Everyone Can programme.

The report will chart the current barriers for disabled people to being active, and set out a series of recommendations to improve engagement with disabled people, to be shared directly with Sport England.

Adam Blaze, Sport England's strategic lead for disability said: “It is great to see these focus groups being launched; it is critical that the changes that are needed in the physical activity sector are driven by the experiences and opinions of disabled people.

“We know that disabled people are less active that non-disabled people. This is not good enough and is something we are addressing through our Towards an Active Nation strategy.

“The Everyone Can programme will help the physical activity sector create a better, more attractive and accessible offer for disabled people.”

Among several focus groups will be a session with disability groups Activity Alliance, Alzheimer’s Society, Sport for Confidence, Aspire, Cystic Fibrosis Trust, Mind and UK Deaf Sport, helping to establish a clearer picture of the current physical activity environment for disabled people.

The Everyone Can programme was first announced last year by former disabilities minister Penny Mordaunt at the ukactive National Summit.

Evidence shows that disabled people are twice as likely to be inactive than non-disabled people, with nearly half (42 per cent) of disabled people inactive per week compared to 21 per cent of those with no disability.

Studies also show a clear appetite among disabled people to do more – four in five disabled people report they would like to do more physical activity, according to Public Health England.

Everyone Can will drive forward changes within the physical activity sector to ensure disabled people feel equipped and welcomed to be physically active.

The Government’s appointed disability champion for physical activity, ukactive's public affairs director Huw Edwards, said: “Research shows that disabled people are far less active than the rest of the public and we cannot afford to stand by while barriers to activity remain.

"The fitness and leisure sector has made it a priority to remove all barriers that cause this disparity.

“The Everyone Can programme is an opportunity to find solutions to the long-term barriers to physical activity for disabled people and to work with the fitness and leisure sector to implement these recommendations.

“Together, by sharing our expertise, experience and best practice, the fitness and leisure sector can become accessible, inclusive and welcoming to everyone.”



Connect with
Exercise Professionals
Magazine:
View issue contents
Sign up:
Instant Alerts/zines

Print edition
 

News headlines
Digme Fitness acquires Tribeca fitness studio, grows portfolio to six sites
Digme Fitness acquires Tribeca fitness studio, grows portfolio to six sites   22 Jan 2019

Boutique operator Digme Fitness has acquired Tribeca Studios, the New York-inspired boutique fitness club located in the heart of Ealing Broadway in .... more>>
Sweat 2019 event to explore whether boutique fitness is reaching 'breaking point'
Sweat 2019 event to explore whether boutique fitness is reaching 'breaking point'   22 Jan 2019

The prospect of the current boutique fitness boom reaching a "breaking point" will be among the main focuses of this year's Sweat event. Now in .... more>>
ClassPass acquires Asian aggregator GuavaPass
ClassPass acquires Asian aggregator GuavaPass   22 Jan 2019

Fitness subscription service ClassPass acquired GuavaPass, a fitness aggregator operating in Asia and the Middle East. ClassPass will take over .... more>>
Chicago residences to get first-of-its-kind halotherapy facility
Chicago residences to get first-of-its-kind halotherapy facility   21 Jan 2019

The 1000M South Michigan property in Chicago, Illinois is set to become the first residential building in the US to introduce a Himalayan Salt Room. .... more>>
HCM editor Liz Terry: 'Gym bashing has to stop'
HCM editor Liz Terry: 'Gym bashing has to stop'   21 Jan 2019

Liz Terry, editor of HCM, has called on the industry to counter the "annual tradition of gym-bashing" by national consumer media. In her .... more>>
Sheffield's Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre to open this year
Sheffield's Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre to open this year   21 Jan 2019

The Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC) will open its doors at Sheffield Hallam University later this year. Forming the centrepiece of the .... more>>
Company profile


Pavigym

Known as the number one go-to for flooring and for their unique PRAMA interactive range, PAVIGYM prides itself on engineering gold-standard workout experiences, for every type of audience.

View full profile>>

Catalogue gallery


Featured Supplier

Biologique Recherche: 40 years of passion

Biologique Recherche: 40 years of passion

Biologique Recherche was founded by a family of passionate skincare experts. More>>




in this issue

• UFC Gym to open first two UK sites
• Snap Fitness owner looks for new 'vision'
• The Biltmore poised for spring launch



Latest jobs

Jobs Search



Assistant General Manager - Manchester Fallowfield
Salary: Fantastic Benefits
Location: Greater Manchester, England
Company: The Gym Group
Personal Trainer
Salary: Competitive Salary and Benefits
Location: Wood Green, London, UK
Company: The Gym Group
Fitness Instructor
Salary: Competitive
Location: Chingford, London, UK
Company: énergie group
Head of Operations
Salary: £53,804 - £60,273 (Pay Award pending)
Location: Bathgate, UK
Company: West Lothian Leisure
Diary dates
Powered by leisurediary.com




22-24 Jan 2019

BIGGA Turf Management Exhibition (BTME)

Harrogate Convention Centre, Harrogate, United Kingdom


28-29 Jan 2019

Facilities Management Forum

Radisson Blu Hotel, London Stansted, Stansted, United Kingdom



Health Club Management magazine 2019 issue 1
Health Club Management
2019 issue 1

View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
  Interview: Joe Gaunt
After a career with Virgin Active, Fitness First and WeWork, Gaunt has devised and launched a new fitness business called Hero. He explains the concept to Kate Cracknell More>>
  Supplier showcase:
Trafford Leisure have joined forces with DFC, The Engine Room turns indoor rowing into a fitness experience with Technogym and FTC Gym in Suffolk working closely with TRX More>>


Health Club Management magazine 2018 issue 11

Health Club Management
2018 issue 11

View issue contents
View turning pages
Download PDF
  On the cover: James Balfour
1Rebel’s co-founder on expansion and the experience economy More>>
  Partnerships: No claim bonuses
Insurance companies are focusing on fitness and rewarding healthy behaviours in order to reduce claims More>>


Published by The Leisure Media Company Ltd Portmill House, Portmill Lane, Hitchin, Herts SG5 1DJ. Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385 | Contact us | About us | © Cybertrek Ltd