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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

Largest Disability Sporting Event in Peterborough – Sporting Saturday

On Saturday February 9th, 2019 Inspire Peterborough, Amilly Fitness, Special Olympics Peterborough, Disability Peterborough, The Mobility Aids Centre, Oak Activities and friends are taking over The Cresset for the biggest disability sporting event Peterborough has ever seen! Better yet, it’s 100% FREE. Whether you’re coming to try our many sports activities, meet the Mayor, get disability or health advice, chance your luck on our tombola or the chance to win Olympic-style medals you’ll be in awe at the many things available to you.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

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