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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

New film collection highlights ways to apply Ten Principles in activities

Today Activity Alliance, supported by Sport England, is releasing five Ten Principles in action films. Following on from the first film released in June that introduced the Principles, viewers meet Shay, TP, Tony, Anthony and Hannah. The latest collection guides providers on how they too could apply the principles in their own activities. Read More

Activity Alliance releases updated inclusive communications resource

Activity Alliance is adding to its bank of resources with a series of new factsheets that support providers to be more accessible and inclusive in their communications. Written in partnership with Big Voice Communications and Sport England, each factsheet is bursting with bitesize tips and better practice guidance. If applied effectively, the resource can help providers to reach a wider audience, including more disabled people. Read More

Access All: Inclusive and Accessible Communication Workshop

Want to reach more disabled people through inclusive and accessible communication? then this 3 hr workshop is for you.

Living Sport are organising another Access All: Inclusive and Accessible Communication workshop in Peterborough in partnership with Inspire Peterborough and The Mobility Aids Centre, this free workshop is delivered by Activity Alliance (formerly EFDS, English Federation of Disability Sport). Read More

Hinchingbrooke Student Retains National Boccia Title

Hinchingbrooke School student Jabe Peake retained his national Boccia title at the Boccia England BE Cup Finals in Sheffield, beating an opponent in the final that he had lost to earlier in the competition. Jabe played well throughout the competition and attributes much of his recent success to the work that he and his coach have been doing with local Sports Psychologist Helen Davies.Read More

Inspire Peterborough smashes Sport England targets

Following on from record breaking numbers taking part in Walks on Wednesdays, Inclusive Sport, Special Olympics, Sporting Saturday, it can now be revealed that Inspire Peterborough has helped 3,276 people (target 1,799) people register with programme to become more active. These people have taken part in an activity 28,435 times (target 19,120).Read More

Disability Football Talent ID day

Cambridgeshire FA is pleased to announce that they will once again, be able to provide an additional playing opportunity above club level. April will see them host a disability England talent day for aspiring youth disability footballers for the 2017/18 season.Read More

Inspire Peterborough Future at Stake

Inspire Peterborough, a project of local charity Disability Peterborough, NEEDS YOUR HELP to stand up for disability sport in Peterborough!

Their four-year Sport England funding comes to an end this month. They have worked with thousands of disabled people, their family members and carers and now know what works to help them improve their own health and wellbeing.Read More