Disability

The Activity Trap: Benefits or Being Fit?

New research shows almost half of disabled people fear losing benefits if they take part in exercise Almost half of disabled people (47%) fear losing their benefits if they are seen to be physically active, according to new research published by Activity Alliance. The research is particularly important as disabled people count for one in five of Britain’s population, almost 14 million people. Ho…

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

Activity Alliance today (6 September) releases a new three-year strategy – Achieving Inclusion Together. Determined to change the reality of disability, inclusion and sport, the charity looks to a future where disabled people are just as likely as non-disabled people to be active.

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Activity Alliance releases Ten Principles film

Activity Alliance, supported by Sport England, has today released the Ten Principles film to guide providers in delivering more appealing and inclusive opportunities. If embedded within planning and delivery, the principles could be the vital ingredient for delivering activities that will support disabled people to be and stay active for life.

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Local Talent Set To Participate In World-Class Indoor Wheelchair Tennis Tournament

Over 60 world-ranked wheelchair tennis players from 21 countries are set to grace the South Ribble Tennis Centre later this week for the annual Preston Indoor Wheelchair Tennis Tournament

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Inaugural GB Para-Badminton squad unveiled ahead of Tokyo 2020

GB Badminton is delighted to today announce the nation’s first ever GB Para-Badminton squad as attentions turn to Para-Badminton’s debut as an official Paralympic sport in Tokyo 2020.

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New campaign encourages more disabled people to be active

A new national campaign has launched today to encourage and support disabled people, along with their friends and families, to become more active.

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Lancashire Volunteers Recognised

As a part of Volunteers’ Week, Active Lancashire hosted a free event to recognise the work of volunteers of all ages from across Lancashire. Over 90 volunteers attended the free event on Thursday 9th June 2016 at Preston Grasshoppers Rugby Club.   Volunteers’ Week is a national campaign by National Council for Voluntary Organisations to thank volunteers who help make a difference to the caus…

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New strategy to tackle inactivity

We'll spend £250 million to combat inactivity as part of five-year strategy

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