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21 Sep 2018 177

New strategy to change the reality of disability, inclusion and sport

Activity Alliance has released its new three-year strategy – Achieving Inclusion Together.

Determined to change the reality of disability, inclusion and sport, the national charity looks to a future where disabled people are just as likely as non-disabled people to be active. 

Disabled people count for one in five of our population, but are currently the least active group in society and twice as likely as non-disabled people to be inactive. Participation rates have remained stubbornly resistant to growth for many years, despite Activity Alliance’s research showing that seven in ten disabled people want to be more active. 

The new 2018-2021 strategy, Achieving Inclusion Together, drives Activity Alliance’s vision that disabled people are active for life. It builds upon the success as the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) and sets the goals under the new operating name, Activity Alliance.  

UK Coaching, who work in partnership with Activity Alliance in delivering the new Inclusive Activity Programme (IAP), welcomed the news of their new inclusive strategy.

UK Coaching’s Head of Participation, Heather Douglas, said:

Activity Alliance’s new strategy is hugely encouraging and compliments our Principles of Great Coaching; that is, coaching is about people changing the lives of others.

"Our collective mission through the IAP will upskill coaching workforces to equip them with strategies to better include disabled people and people with long-term health conditions in physical activity sessions and community sport.”

IAP – which is now open for bookings - has been designed in line with the Coaching Plan for England’s definition of coaching and targets three specific sectors: coaches, local community activators and healthcare professionals.

Activity Alliance 2018 - 2021 strategy, Achieving Inclusion Together, is available to read on their website.