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Promoting Sport & Physical Activity

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Inclusion Support

Insight & resources

We have a breadth of information on our Insight pages, including the latest Sport England to estimate inactivity levels, insight and evaluation tools useful for funding applications and targeting programmes, as well as a wealth of case studies, research and reports from ourselves and partners.

Visit our Policy, Research & Case Studies Page. 

In addition to this local and national organisations provide a wide range of support and resources around inclusivity. Our Inclusion Resources page provides links to these partners and useful resources.

Networks

Seeing the impact that being active has on people can be uplifting. But we know providers face all kinds of challenges behind the scenes. It’s important to remember you’re not alone.

We run networking events and courses throughout the year. These are a great opportunity to connect with others, share experiences and learn together.

Here are some local networks across Sussex that focus on disability and inclusion in sport and physical activity:

  • Active Sussex Network & Conference – bringing together member organisations and local partners that deliver sport and physical activity across Sussex.
  • Sussex Disability Sports Network – supporting the development and provision of disability sport and inclusive physical activity across Sussex.
  • South East MIND network – collaborating to support and engage people with mental health problems in being active.
  • This Girl Can Network (due to launch in 2021) – a supportive space to tackle problems and think about how we can engage women and girls. For more information about This Girl Can click here. 

Training opportunities

For information about latest coaching and volunteer training opportunities and course/workshops coming up, click here.

Activity Alliance have a ‘Disability Equality Training’ and a ‘Delivering an Excellent Service for Disabled Customers’ e-learning course.

The Inclusive Activity Programme developed by the Activity Alliance will equip you with the skills to engage disabled people and people with long-term health conditions more effectively in activities. If you would like more information about the course please contact Gemma Finlay-Gray at gfinlay-gray@activesussex.org

For more information please contact:

Gemma Finlay-Gray

Gemma Finlay-Gray

Strategic Relationship Manager

07760 164001

Gemma is responsible for managing key strategic stakeholder relations to tackle physical inactivity across Sussex, with a focus on increasing levels of physical activity for people with a disability, those from lower socio-economic groups, and women and girls. She oversees the Sussex Disability Sports Network, is the Lead Adult Safeguarding Officer, Deputy CYP Safeguarding Officer, Equalities lead and acts as the Active Partnership’s Human Resources lead.