Have your say, Disability Active Lifestyle Framework Development

Living Sport are pleased to announce that Disability Active Lifestyle Framework is available in draft form, and it is now open for all partners to give their feedback and think about how they want to be involved in implementation moving forward. 

The aim of the Framework is to improve the way we all work together to ensure opportunities to be physically active are equitable and inclusive. It is time to make a real change for disabled people to access sport, physical activity, and leisure in the way they want, when they want with no barriers placed on them by society. The framework sets out to include anyone of any age who has an impairment of any kind which means that they could identify as a disabled person by currently facing barriers to participate, volunteer or work in sport, physical activity, or leisure sector. 

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Living Sport as the Active Partnership for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough have been leading this collaboration to develop the framework. Living Sport is a charity that works with partners to improve health, happiness and wellbeing across the County by supporting people to be active. We use our insight, expertise, and local knowledge to work collaboratively with the public, private, community and voluntary sectors to create the conditions for more people to be active in whatever way works for them. 

The development of this framework has been driven by a working group with representatives from Living Sport, Headway, Sense, Disability Peterborough, Cambridgeshire FA and individuals with experience in developing physical activity for the disability community. We are part of a collective of nearly 200 organisations, called the Ability Plus Group or the Network; we have been working in partnership for 16 years to support, promote and develop physical activity opportunities for disabled people. 

Rebecca Evans, Partnership Manager at Living Sport presented at the recent Ability PLUS meeting about how the Framework has been developed, our vision, ambition and the conditions we think are vital to achieve change for disabled people. 

Rebecca said: 

Through research and engagement with disabled people and professionals across our county we have learnt a great deal about the issues and challenges disabled people face in being active along with some of the barriers that hold these issues in place, and some of the opportunities to address these. Change will not be achieved by working in isolation; we must work collaboratively and systematically with a shared intent to make a difference to the lives of disabled people.” 

The recording of the presentation can be accessed here and the power point presentation here, the details of the framework can also be read in the full here.

To give your feedback on the Framework content and help the working group develop idea further on how the Framework will be implemented please complete the online survey here. The Survey will close on Friday 10th February.

If you have any questions or would like further information or a conversation, please contact: 

Rebecca Evans, Partnership Manager, Living Sport Rebecca.evans@livingsport.co.uk; 07739 655062 

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