Get Yourself Active Newsletter July 2018

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Here is a round up of the Get Yourself Active newsletter for July 2018.

Get Yourself Active reacts to Sport England statement on why sport for disabled people matters

Sue Bott CBE, Deputy CEO of Disability Rights UK, has reacted to a recent statement from Sport England. The statement can be found on the Get Yourself Active website.

WDBS release new video to showcase players and sport

In order to highlight the organisation’s events and growth, the World Disability Billiards and Snooker (WDBS) have released a new short film. The film which can be seen here, was recorded across two events held in Preston and Northampton and features a number of disabled snooker players who talk about their positive experiences of competing at WDBS tournaments.

Metro Blind Sport has a vacancy for a Sport Development Officer

The London-based charity, Metro Blind Sport has a vacancy for a Sport Development Officer. The aim of the role is to develop and implement a sports programme, increasing the range, quality and local availability of sporting opportunities for visually impaired people across greater London. A more detailed description of the post can be found here, the application deadline is 17th August 2018.

Don’t forget to tell Disability Rights UK and the Care Quality Commission about your care!

If you’ve had either a bad experience of even high quality care at a hospital, at a dentists or a community care service, you can use this form to inform both Disability Rights UK and the Care Quality Commission about it. If you’d rather not use the online form, you can call 0330 995 0400 and choose option 1. For more information on the scheme can be found here.

Take part in Get Yourself Active’s research with the University of Birmingham

Get Yourself Active and the University of Birmingham want to find out what you think about how information about physical activity and sport is presented to disabled people. For a 15 minute interview you can receive a £15 Amazon Voucher and you may also randomly be selected to receive a £100 Amazon Voucher! More information on the research can be found here.


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