Get Yourself Active projects a universal language

Get Yourself Active uses Word-Bank to create a common language for disabled peoples user led organisations, County Sports Partnerships, local authority social care departments and NHS healthcare providers.

“We have been really pleased with the Word-Bank software on the Get Yourself Active website. It has helped us to communicate with our audiences whilst keeping some of the difficult language which we sometimes need to use. It is also very helpful that we are able to get in touch with Enabled City colleagues and add words to our bank which means we can respond to what our users are telling us.
This will open up doors to information for wider audiences and hopefully encourage more disabled people to get in touch and tell us their stories of getting active – this is what is most important to us!!”

Leanne Wrightman, Project Manager – Get Yourself Active

Get Yourself Active is a partnership led by Disability Rights UK, funded by Sport England and delivered by Leicester Centre for Integrated Living and Cheshire Centre for Independent Living. They aim to work with the health, social care and sports sectors to develop better opportunities for disabled people to get active.

Disabled people have a right to be active in a way that’s right for the individual which includes using a personal budget if you wish.

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“Less disabled people (18%) are active than non-disabled people (39.2%) and amongst many barriers to getting active disabled people’s perception of their own ability to take part can prevent them from getting involved. This is often fuelled by difficulty in accessing opportunities and a lack of disability confidence from providers. We feel that joining up health, social care and sports sectors can be a powerful means to increasing positive outcomes for people when the process is right and people’s views are included.”
Disability Rights UK

Get Yourself Active is an information resource helping people find local opportunities and examples of how others have used their Personal Budgets and Personal Health Budgets to Get Active – nice work GYA!

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