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Participants needed for new activity research project

Monday 30 January 2017

Can you help the University of Birmingham? They’re looking for disabled people who are interested in becoming more physically active to take part in a new research project about sport and exercise.

Led by the University of Birmingham, this project is supported by the National Disability Sports Organisations and English Federation of Disability Sport.

Who are we looking for to take part in this research project?

  • People over 18 years of age
  • People who are currently not doing any physical activity but would like to become active

People within the following impairment groups:

  • People who are deaf or hard of hearing
  • People who have cerebral palsy
  • Amputees and people with a limb impairment
  • People with restricted growth or dwarfism

What would be involved?

To start with we would like you to help us understand how we can support you to get active and have fun!

Stage One
We will support you to be more active. We meet with you to discuss what physical activity you would like to do and invite you to two workshops which will give you ideas on how to get started and stay active. We will also support you to complete a 30 week activity programme.

Stage Two
We would like to meet with you again and find how you are getting on with the activity programme and if you are still active. We would like to talk about how we could have helped and supported you better during the activity.

The University of Birmingham will reimburse you for all transport costs throughout the project, and as thank you for taking part in the research you’ll receive £30 on completion of the project.

How can I join the project?

There are a few places remaining at upcoming workshop session in:

London – Saturday 4 February

Birmingham – Tuesday 7 February

There a few places left for the upcoming workshop sessions in London on 18th of February, (1pm- 3.30 pm close to Waterloo Station) Please respond by 6pm on 15th February if you are interested.

There may potentially be a session in Bath – date to be confirmed.

If you are interested in taking part in the project and would like more details please contact Eva Jaarsma at the University of Birmingham. You can email Eva or call 0121 414 8258.

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