Let’s Get Moving Cambridgeshire is a Public Health funded, countywide initiative aimed at targeting inactivity. Its aim is to help support and promote existing opportunities within each district, initiate new opportunities where there is a need and to help individuals who just need that little extra support to achieve their goals. As a part of the ‘Let’s Get Moving East Cambridgeshire’ programme a walking netball club at Littleport Leisure Centre …Read More
Nominations for the 22nd UK Coaching Awards are now open. Hosted by UK Coaching, the annual event will be held at The Tower Hotel London on the 5 December 2019 and will showcase the diverse work of coaches from all walks of life helping people improve their well-being and activity levels. UK Coaching’s research shows that the UK coaching community is diverse at grassroots levels, and through working alongside UK …Read More
‘None to Run’ is a new programme supported through the Lets Get Moving Cambridgeshire programme and has been a huge success in Ramsey. The Huntingdonshire locality coordinator was approached by an instructor in Ramsey about how she could go about setting up a running club. Lets Get Moving Cambridgeshire funded her to go on a LIRF (Leadership in Running Fitness) course, and subsequently, ‘None to Run’ was set up. 16 people …Read More
Irwin Mitchell Partnering With Living Sport
The Cambridge office of national law firm Irwin Mitchell is helping to get people in the region active by joining with sporting charity Living Sport.
Living Sport works with many different organisations to support sporting opportunities available for people with disabilities and additional needs, and through the new partnership with Irwin Mitchell, the charity aims to further improve the health and well-being of people in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough through participation in sport and physical activity.Read More
64% of non-binary people are not active enough to maintain good health. Meanwhile over 70% of gay men and lesbians are completely or partially in the closet when playing sports. This means there is an overwhelming number of people who don’t feel fully able to express themselves within a sports settings, potentially restricting enjoyment and participation. Play With Pride is aiming to increase LGBT+ representation within sport and physical activity …Read More
Who says it’s not a real sport if you have to adapt it?
Who says disabled people aren’t competitive?
A new exciting campaign from Activity Alliance is calling time on negative perceptions about disability, inclusion and sport and asks – who says?
For far too long disabled people have faced misconceptions and presumptions on what is and isn’t possible, including in sport. Leading national charity, Activity Alliance, wants to move the conversations on, open people’s minds and shift out-dated views on disability. Who says? gives positive evidence that replaces these negative ideas.Read More
Elaine Wyllie MBE (founder of The Daily MileTM) is coming to Cambridgeshire…… to speak at the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Primary Schools’ PE Conference “Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds – Ready to move, Ready to learn” On 2nd October 2019 – 9.30am-4.30pm at Burgess Hall & One Leisure, St Ives, PE27 6WU The event will focus on the holistic contribution PE can have on young people, particularly with respect to emotional, social …Read More
British Blind Sport research report “Overcoming Barriers to Participation” highlighted that one of the 6 key barriers that visually impaired (VI) people face is “Awareness”. They reported finding it difficult to know where to find opportunities local to them.
To overcome this barrier, British Blind Sport want to make it easier than ever for VI people and their support networks to find a wide range of activities on their doorstep. Following discussions with other VI charities, it is accepted that there is a need and these partners would find this useful and refer users to this tool.Read More
New research released by Activity Alliance shines a light on non-disabled people’s attitudes on inclusive activity with disabled people. Although the results show welcoming signs of improvement, ingrained perceptions are creating barriers in changing the reality of disability, inclusion and sport.
Taking part with disabled people: Non-disabled people’s perceptions is the result of an online survey, conducted with more than 2,000 non-disabled adults. Focused on the concept of inclusive activity, in which disabled and non-disabled people take part together, it examined respondents’ perceptions and experiences.Read More
Living Sport have partnered with National charity Sense to deliver one of their brand new workshops called ‘Connecting Differently Through Sport’ locally. This September, Sense will be running a 3 hour workshop in Peterborough, designed for those who are interested in engaging participants with sensory impairments and complex disabilities in a sport and physical activity setting.