Activity Alliance have recently released a series of leisure factsheets that cover a range of top topics from developing inclusive strategies to workforce development and measuring impact. They support leaders in the leisure sector to strengthen their inclusion work and engage more disabled people.
Their recent Annual Disability and Activity Survey showed that less than 3 in 10 disabled people feel encouraged to return to physical activity after the pandemic. This is despite 8 in 10 wanting to be more active.
These ten leisure factsheets provide clear and simple guidance, useful resources, and top tips on how the leisure workforce can embed better inclusive practices within facilities and programmes. This includes leisure centre and gym managers, facility management teams, marketing specialists, and many others.
3. Workforce development
4. Accessible venues
5. Policies and procedures
7. Insight and marketing
8. Partnerships and engagement
9. Programming and participation
10. Impact and outcomes
All factsheets can be found and downloaded on the Activity Alliance website.
5 December 2023 marks International Volunteer Day (IVD), an annual international observance which provides an opportunity for organisations and individuals to champion and celebrate the contribution of volunteerism, advocate for government support for volunteer efforts, and spotlight the contributions made by volunteers worldwide.
The GM Moving conference brings people and organisations together to re-energise, refocus and grow as a diverse and inclusive movement for movement.
As part of Right to the Streets initiative, Open Data Manchester have created a Place Review tool to help identify steps you can take to create safer and more welcoming streets and public spaces. The Place Review was finalised and launched at Stretford Public Hall in September 2023 and here, Toyebat Adewale, explains how the tool was developed with the Trafford community.