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Get Yourself Active knows that far more needs to be done in terms of understanding what challenges disabled people face in accessing physical activity. This includes how the disability and sport sectors can best provide disabled people with a choice of accessible, encouraging and innovative physical activities.Over the last four years Get Yourself Active has built upon its evidence-base, which has led to the following three strands of work: local coordinator, social worker guidelines and coproduction.
Influencing social care and health professionals to have conversations about physical activity;Brokering links between disabled people and local sports providers;Offering an appropriate level of support to help the individual attend their chosen physical activities.
We have co-produced guidance with social workers to support with asset based approaches to discussing the opportunities and outcomes brought about by physical activity. We are working on making these accessible to other social care and health disciplines.
Sport and leisure should give disabled people the chance to share their lived experience;Disabled people’s user led organisations can help to embed these voices in design, development and delivery of sport and leisure provision.