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Let's Make Physical Activity More Accessible

Let's Make Physical Activity More Accessible

Disability Sheffield are launching an exciting new project working to make physical activity more accessible for people with autism, learning disabilities and severe mental health issues.

It’s amazing the difference physical activity can make to people with complex needs. Activities like cycling, swimming, and playing games can get people to open up, laugh, and connect in a way nothing else can. Imagine helping someone with learning disabilities get in the pool for the first time, or the difference you could make to an autistic person by making exercise classes feel safe. It might surprise you to find out what a difference small, simple changes can make to people in our community.

We’ve been speaking to people with autism, learning disabilities and severe mental health issues about what they need to feel safe, confident and positive in physical activity settings.

If you work in a community organisation, leisure centre or run mainstream physical activities we’d love to welcome you to the project at our free event on Wednesday 20th July from 9am – 12.30 including lunch and refreshments.

We’ll be sharing what we’ve found out, as well as launching a new network for community organisations, leisure centres and physical activity providers designed to give support in developing even more accessible activities.

Please register to book a place on Eventbrite.


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