New campaign promotes Active Summer Fun to disabled people
Active Summer Fun is a new participation campaign created by the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) & National Disability Sport Organisations (NDSOs) to encourage more disabled people to find ways to be active during the summer months.
This summer is jam-packed full of activities for disabled people to enjoy. Whether you want to take part at a local level or spectate at an international championships, the next few months are crammed with exciting opportunities. Long after the summer is over, the organisations will continue to work together to encourage more people to be active.
The stark reality is that disabled people are half as likely to as active as their non-disabled people. Research shows that disabled people are unsure where to find out about activities and want to take part with their family and friends. Recent findings also showed fun to be a key motivator for disabled people to be active.
Disabled people can search through the variety of participation opportunities online, send in personal stories or ask any questions they wish to find out before playing out. The stories will share disabled people’s experiences of being active, so others can learn more from the information and make choices.
There are eight National Disability Sport Organisations: British Blind Sport, Cerebral Palsy Sport, Dwarf Sports Association UK, English Learning Disability Sport Alliance (Mencap and Special Olympics GB), LimbPower, UK Deaf Sport & WheelPower.