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We know that the social care workforce are essential and trusted messengers to those who they support and ultimately, if they understand more about the importance of physical activity and what is on offer then they will be better placed to support Disabled people to lead a more active life.

We are currently working with DPULOs to pilot training to the social care workforce. We believe this will increase the confidence of social care staff and their ability to support Disabled people to be more active. The training we have produced is online, interactive and free. It includes learning why physical activity is important, how to support Disabled people to participate in more sport and physical activity, how to have conversations and make plans/goals to get active, and finding opportunities to be active.

As part of this work, we launched a new online pack designed for carers, support workers and personal assistants who support Disabled people and people with long term health conditions.

It was created with experts in the social care and physical activity sectors including Sport England, Durham University, Sense, Sport for Confidence, Activity Alliance and Community integrated care.

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