The Latest from Get Yourself Active: October 2018

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Welcome to the latest newsletter
from Get Yourself Active

We’ve had lots of things to do this month at Get Yourself Active whether speaking at an Equality and Diversity conference or reacting to research published by Activity Alliance. Sadly I’m leaving Disability Rights UK next month so this is the last newsletter that you’ll get from me.

News from Get Yourself
Active and their partners

Nina Bergonzi: How Nordic Walking keeps her physically active.

In our latest personal experience blog post Nina Bergonzi who has Dystonia writes about how she uses Nordic Walking to keep herself physically active. She describes how she went from being “concerned about how [she] could cope” to noticing that she is: “becoming more toned and each session has left me less breathless.”
Do read it by going here.

The Activity Trap: Benefits or being fit?
and their reaction to it

Earlier this month (8 October) Activity Alliance published new research that shows almost half of disabled people fear losing their benefits if they are seen to be physically active. To see our reaction which is provided by our CEO Kamran Mallick who wrote the foreword to the research click here, where you’ll find a link to the original research at the end of the blog post.

Research conducted by Get Yourself Active
and the University of Birmingham reaches nearly
one hundred and fifty participants.

Nearly one hundred and fifty disabled people have taken part in a study into how we produce knowledge and information about physical activity aimed at disabled people in partnership with the University of Birmingham. However we still need more disabled people to complete a roughly fifteen minute online questionnaire and a follow up one.
So do look at this page to learn more about our research and if you’d like to take part get in touch.

Disability Rights UK is now recruiting runners
for the Virgin London Marathon 2019 and they need you!

Are you eager to make a difference? Ready to make a change for the people with disabilities across the UK? DRUK are devoted to campaigning to strengthen and protect disabled people’s rights and you can help us to raise money to support the work we do. The money that you raise goes straight back into the work the charity does in supporting some of the most disadvantaged people in society.
For more information on how to join Team DR UK go here.

Get Yourself Active participates in an
international workshop on inclusive cycling

On Tuesday 11 September Leo Capella represented Get Yourself Active at the International Workshop on Delivering Cycling Training and Activity Sessions for Disabled People at University College London (UCL). This workshop was backed by the International Association of Traffic and Safety Sciences (IATSS), Wheels for Wellbeing, and UCL.
Learn more about it here.

Some events and announcements

New activity sessions in London
as part of Sporting Sense

Sense have some great activities set up as part of the Sporting Sense project in London, which they invite you to get involved in.
To find out more click here.

P and R Equestrian Centre
Providing Opportunities for Everyone

P and R Equestrian Centre situated in Friskney, in the heart of Lincolnshire is the latest riding school to the gain the Accessibility Mark accreditation through Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA).
Find out more about the latest centre (52nd one) to gain the Accessibility Mark here.

Four million Britons get active as result
of milestone National Fitness Day

National Fitness Day 2018 directly influenced over 4.1m million people to be active on Wednesday 26th September as Britons across the country embraced the fun of fitness.
Find out more by clicking here.

LRS releases new video and resources:
Make Your Move

Leicester-shire & Rutland Sport (LRS) has produced an inspiring video as well as resources for their campaign called Make Your Move.
To learn more about the campaign as well
as watch the video go here

Mental Capacity Act and Court of Protection Seminar
will be held on Tuesday 13 November

My Afk (previously Action for Kids), together with Irwin Mitchell Solicitors and The Advocacy and Support Partnership are delighted to announce that two new speakers will be joining their expert solicitor Alex Rook, at the Transition to Adulthood – Mental Capacity Act seminar for parents, carers and professionals on Tuesday 13th November.
To learn more about and register for it click here.

Don’t forget to tell DRUK and the CQC about your care!

Received care from a dentist, in an ambulance or used the internet to get online advice? Tell Disability Rights UK and the Care Quality Commission about the care you’ve received as part of our Tell Us About Your Care partnership.
For more information on how to do so and the partnership please go here.

Please do continue to share your stories of
getting active with G.Y.A

We at Get Yourself like to thank every disabled person who has shared their stories of getting active which you can read in the personal experiences section of our website.
Want to share your story with us? Then please look at our guidelines and do get in touch.

Wrapping things up

So to finish this final newsletter from me I’d like to say thank you for subscribing and supporting Get Yourself Active. Do continue to read our newsletter, share your stories of getting physically active, and share our videos. Above all please continue the great work that you do to help disabled people get and keep physically active.

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