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Who says? The new campaign calling time on negative perceptions

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

Connecting Differently Through Sport Workshop

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.

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Wheelchair Rugby Comes to Cambridgeshire for the first time!

Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby (GBWR) brings Wheelchair Rugby to Cambridgeshire. We were treated to a friendly match at Littleport Leisure Centre between Northampton Saints and Norfolk Knights to introduce Wheelchair Rugby to the county. It was a game loaded with full-contact, hard hits, speed and physical determination, making it a thrilling watch. This is a great opportunity for the people of Cambridgeshire to experience as it is one of the few Paralympic sports not currently played in the county.Read More

Activity Alliance Releases Latest Engagement Resources

Activity Alliance has added to its suite of support with a set of engagement factsheets. From planning opportunities to measuring impact, the resources help providers to strengthen their work, enabling organisations to engage more disabled people to be and stay active for life.

The latest Sport England Active Lives Survey (11 April 2019) showed that activity levels are rising, particularly for women and disabled people and people with long-term health conditions. Despite these recent positive results, the stark reality is disabled people are twice as likely to be inactive as non-disabled people.Read More

Goalball Schools Taster Day inspiring for pupils

St Ivo School in Cambridgeshire hosted a goalball session for students as part of the Paralympic sports National School Programme, delivered with Living Sport and local sight loss association Camsight.

Goalball is the only team sport that has been specifically designed for people with a visual impairment and was originally devised as a rehabilitation programme for blind and partially sighted soldiers returning from World War II.Read More

The Activity Trap: Benefits or being fit?

New research shows almost half of disabled people fear losing benefits if they take part in exercise

Almost half of disabled people (47%) fear losing their benefits if they are seen to be physically active, according to new research published by Activity Alliance.

The research is particularly important as disabled people count for one in five of Britain’s population, almost 14 million people. However, they are currently the least active group in society, and twice as likely as non-disabled people to be inactive.Read More

RaceRunning Introduced in Cambridge

A RaceRunning start session was held in Cambridge on Wednesday 10thOctober. The session was organised between CP Sport, Living Sport and Cambridge and Coleridge Athletics Club. A total of 10 participants attended the session, with people from the local area and also some people who traveled up from Essex.Read More

New strategy to change the reality of disability, inclusion and sport

Activity Alliance yesterday (6 September) released a new three-year strategy – Achieving Inclusion Together. Determined to change the reality of disability, inclusion and sport, the charity looks to a future where disabled people are just as likely as non-disabled people to be active. Leaders from Government, sport, leisure and third sector joined the call for action when the strategy was unveiled at Activity Alliance’s 20th Anniversary celebration last night.Read More