A new campaign to encourage more disabled people to be active was launched in July.
The Together We Will campaign looks to address the low number of disabled people who regularly take part in sport or exercise as highlighted in the most recent Sport England Active People Survey.
Results show that disabled people are half as likely to be active as non-disabled people. As one in five people in England have an impairment or long-term health condition, disabled people are a large proportion of everyone’s community. However, research highlights often disabled people do not find the opportunities accessible or appealing enough, or do not know where to go to find the right information.
Other insight shows that disabled people are keen to involve family and friends when being active and do not necessarily take part with just other disabled people. Fun is also highlighted as a key motivator for disabled people to be active.
The Wheels for All team attended a launch event at Clarence Park, Bury, along with well-known actor Will Mellor who is a championing the campaign. He is extremely passionate about ensuring more opportunities exist for disabled people. With lived experience of disabled people in his family, Will wants to help make a difference and spread the Together We Will message. He is joining in the campaign by raising awareness of the opportunities and organisations that can support disabled people to be more active.
To engage in an inclusive activity, why not visit any one of our many Wheels for All centres across the UK, by accessing our interactive map here
These pictures are from the fantastic WFA centre in Clarence Park, Bury: go along and join in the fun!!