Thursday 22 February 2018
Help shape national guidelines aimed at disabled people and their supporters to help increase take up of physical activity and receive a £30 Amazon voucher
Disabled people are less likely than non-disabled people to take part in physical activity on a regular basis. One of the main reasons for this is that disabled people do not have access to the knowledge and information we need to make informed decisions about the benefits of physical activity and how we go about it.
The current Chief Medical Officer Guidelines are designed to inform the population about the benefits of physical activity. However, we have heard from many disabled people that they don’t feel the guidelines relate to them due to unrealistic expectations about what they as individuals can do.
The University of Birmingham is leading on a project in partnership with Public Health England to write a new set of evidence based guidelines coproduced with disabled people and disabled peoples organisations and academics.
Would you like to get involved in helping to shape these guidelines? If you are disabled and would like to take part in our focus groups please read on!!
Researchers will be running workshops in London, Leicester and Birmingham to get the views of individual disabled people, supported by Disability Rights UK and local partners.
Approximately 2 hours
London – Here East, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, London
Birmingham – University of Birmingham
Leicester – LCiL, West End Neighborhood Centre, Andrewes Street, Leicester LE3 5PA
London focus groups – 12th March at 11am and at 2pm
Birmingham – 13th March at 11am and at 12noon
Leicester focus group – 14th March at 4pm
What’s in it for me? You will have the chance to help shape national guidelines aimed at disabled people and their supporters to help increase take up of physical activity. You will also receive a £30 Amazon voucher and get your travel expenses paid up to the amount of £110.
How do I sign up? Get in touch with Disability Rights UK to register your interest by Wednesday 28th February. Here are the contact details; Email: Leanne.Wightman@disabilityrightsuk.org. Phone: 0203 687 0781
We would love to hear from you, please get in touch!!