Social care activity pack
View or download the full activity pack, which includes information and resources for you to support disabled people to be active. If you would prefer to view or download individual sections, scroll down this page to view more.
We’d love to hear your feedback on the pack so we can ensure it is as useful as possible – click here and take 5 mins to complete our feedback survey!
What is the aim of this pack
Information about the purpose of the pack, how we developed it and how to use it as part of your work.
What is physical activity
What it means to be active, why it is important to stay active and working with barriers and challenges. This section includes a worksheet on overcoming barriers.
How to have conversations about physical activity
Motivational interviewing, personalisation and physical activity and communicating with people with complex disabilities. This section includes multiple worksheets including wellbeing plans to support you with starting conversations about physical activity.
Ways to help increase levels of physical activity
This section includes information and resources around setting goals, making plans, types of support and working with risk. Use the worksheets provided to support you to find activities that work for the person you support and build this into day to day plans.
Ways to stay active
Ideas and resources for getting active both at home and outdoors. This section includes an FAQ page for more information about supporting people to be active and how to find suitable activities.
Activity pack launch webinar
Lydia Bone, Programme Manager at Get Yourself Active, Brett Smith, Professor, Disability & Physical Activity at Durham University, Louis Wickett-Padgham, Sport & Physical Activity Development Manager at Sense and Chloe a support co-ordinator at Ivy Care discuss the Social Care activity pack. The conversation covers why and how the pack was developed, how it helps social care staff support Disabled people to get active, and what you’ll find inside the pack.