Activity Alliance are moving into a new era in their history and are looking to expand their research and insight team by appointing a new proactive and self-motivated research and evaluation advisor. The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 3 August 2018
The successful candidate will have a strong research background and be comfortable working on both qualitative and quantitative research projects. You will be able to analyse and interpret data as well as offer advice to internal and external customers.
The organisation offers 26 days holiday plus bank holiday, pension contribution at 9 per cent, childcare vouchers and cycle to work scheme. Activity Alliance is an equal opportunities employer and aims to provide a discrimination-free working environment.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is working with several national charities to gather feedback from people who contact them about their experiences of care.
This information is valuable to them as it helps them to make decisions about when, where and what to inspect.
Michael Paul from Disability Rights UK said:
“It’s vital that disabled people and those with long term health conditions can share their experience of using not only specialist services but also GP surgeries, dentists and the like. The partnership with CQC, who regulate these services, will ensure more disabled people are able to do so.”
The CQC website can be accessed here, and you can also provide direct feedback to the CQC on your experience of using any of the services they regulate.
NB please remember to select Disability Rights UK in the ‘how heard’ section!
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We are delighted to inform you of a British Blind Sport Have a Go Day in Newcastle. Working with Sight Service and Smile Through Sport, this event will take place at The Parks Sport Centre, Tyne and Wear, NE29 6TL on Friday 31st August.
Attendees can expect a FREE sports taster event with lots of activities and fun including Cricket, Archery, Athletics and many more! Open to anyone with a visual impairment aged 5 and up, adults and children, friends and family are welcome.
Warwickshire based British Blind Sport are seeking a Treasurer to join their Board of Trustees.
The voluntary position will be at their Leamington Spa and the successful candidate would need to be available to attend four quarterly board meetings as well as providing ongoing support and advise for the charity throughout the year.
To apply, please send your CV including references with a covering letter explaining why you are perfect for the role to:- Alaina MacGregor, Chief Executive Officer, British Blind Sport, Pure Offices, Plato Close, Tachbrook Business Park, Leamington Spa CV34 6WE or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Disability Sheffield and Sheffield City Trust (SIV) are looking for disabled people to be part of a steering group to improve customer experiences at SIV (Sheffield International Venues) venues. They are looking for individuals who are interested in developing a better experience for disabled people using leisure services and offer critical feedback with practical solutions.
This is an exciting opportunity to get involved and contribute to a new way of working – something that could have both local and national implications for people’s health and well-being!
The steering group
The steering group will be made up of disabled people or people with long term health needs, Disability Sheffield and SIV management. The group will use their expertise and knowledge to guide SIV with clear and concise guidance on how it can be more inclusive for disabled people in its policies, processes and programmes. This is a service which needs to be inclusive of a wide range of needs and your input will create a better service.
The time commitments for this steering group will be decided on by successful applicants. Please note this is flexible to individual circumstances.
The steering group role:
Identify how to better involve disabled people in a way that is realistic and practical for SIV, yet highly impactful for disabled people
Identify priorities, assess impact and drive change
Hold SIV to account for delivering this implementation plan
Inform and influence SIV equality statements and policies
Help SIV share best practice amongst partners, SPORTA trusts and beyond
Highlight and feedback issues that are beyond the remit of the steering group to relevant bodies
Steering group will report to SIV Trust Board
Steering group is not directly accountable to any other body
Steering group will feedback progress to all who have taken part in associated work – e.g. disabled people
Skills, knowledge and experience
Lived experience of disabilities or people with long term health needs
Interest in physical activity/leisure/entertainment sector
Passion for inclusivity
Expertise in, and experience of developing user/person-led initiatives and change is advantageous
Willingness to, and experience of, working with people who have different experiences and views to deliver collaborative change
As a member you will
Have access to a number of benefits (dependent upon personal needs and preferences) to include:
Free / discounted membership to SIV venues
Free access to SIV activities including swimming, ice skating and others
Free lifeCARD including member discounts on SIV activities and food
Tickets to selected shows at Sheffield Arena and City Hall
Partner vouchers (e.g. Meadowhall, Fit Co)
Refreshments at meetings
Interested in joining the steering group?
If you are interested in getting involved and joining the steering group please contact:
Emily Morton at Disability Sheffield by 8th August 2018. Emily.email@example.com
Or phone 0114 2536747
Sue Bott CBE, Deputy CEO of Disability Rights UK says:
“We’re delighted Sport England want to partner with groups engaged with disabled people and will be happy to play our part. We know you can’t simply urge disabled people to be more active. There has to be an acknowledgement of, and ways to overcome, the social, environmental and attitudinal barriers disabled people face. Our Get Yourself Active project has shown how, with the support of disabled people’s organisations, disabled people can become more physically active.”
World Disability Billiards and Snooker (WDBS) has released a new short film to highlight the organisation’s significant growth and events. Recorded across two recent events in Preston and Northampton, the video features a number of disabled snooker players who talk about their positive experiences of competing at WDBS tournaments.
WDBS was founded in 2015 by the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) to provide opportunities for disabled people to play snooker competitively. Players are classified under eight disability groups, based upon the Profiling Toolkit resource created by Activity Alliance.
Among those featured, Robert Craft, who is visually impaired, explains how welcoming he finds the events. He is involved in a number of other capacities in addition to his playing career, including BSL signing and refereeing matches. Nitesh Chavda, who is deaf, discusses the knowledge he has gained from coaching sessions held on the Friday of each weekend event, while Kal Mattu describes the WDBS team of players and officials as “one family.”
Chris Hornby, WPBSA Sport Development Manager said:
“For me the video demonstrates the community feel of WDBS events. WDBS prides itself on welcoming every player with any disability. Hearing each player’s story and the joy the events bring to them encourages myself and the WDBS board to work harder to make events bigger and better for players.
“Snooker is a sport for all and we hope those who are perhaps unsure of coming to our events and watch this feature will be inspired to come and give it a try.”
Filmed and edited by Jamie Hyde, the video features Mickey Chambers (Group 4), Robert Craft (Group 7), Kal Mattu (Group 3), Niteshk Chavda (Group 8), Lee Finbow (Group 8), Lewis Knowles (Group 8), Christof Niklaus (Group 8), William Thomson (Group 3) and BSL interpreter Yvonne Gouldingay.
People with an intellectual disability, their families and friends are invited to try a number of different sports at a taster session at the English Institute of Sport. Participants can be new or existing members of the Special Olympics South Yorkshire Partnership.
The Special Olympics South Yorkshire Partnership is an accredited delivery network of Special Olympics GB. The network is a group of sports clubs & sessions working together to increase participation opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities across South Yorkshire.
The Taster Event is for any participant with an intellectual disability, their families and friends to give something new a go! Local coaches and clubs will deliver their sessions and provide information for follow on sessions to get involved.
Meet coaches and clubs in:
This event is open to people ages 8+. There will be a café open throughout the day for food and refreshments.
We are delighted to announce a British Blind Sport Have a Go Day in Sussex! Working with Active Sussex and Albion in the Community the event will take place at Falmer Sports Centre, University of Brighton, on Sunday 12th August.
Kindly funded by the Peter Harrison Foundation, come along and take part in an entirely free day of activities including Golf, Goalball, Archery, Bowls, Tennis, Football, Cricket and Judo! Open to anyone with a visual impairment aged 5 and up, including their friends, family or siblings. Last year a number of successful events took place across the UK. Here’s what other participants had to say:
“Amazing day, great opportunity to try new sports. Thank you” Participant, Have a Go Day Cambridge