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Social care training proves a success

This news update details the social care training we launched in partnership with SPECTRUM Centre for Independent Living.

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We know that the social care workforce are essential and trusted messengers to those who they support. Ultimately, if they understand more about the importance of physical activity and what is on offer, they will be better placed to support Disabled people to lead a more active life. As part of our work on the Get Yourself Active programme, we have been working to support the sector to feel more confident and knowledgeable around supporting Disabled people to be more active.

Last year we launched our Social Care Activity Pack, including guidance and resources for the social care sector. Over the last couple of months, we have also been working with Spectrum Centre for Independent Living to pilot training to different organisations within the sector. The training included learning about 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.

We are currently evaluating the training and plan to roll this out more widely later in the year and create more resources for the sector. Participants have provided a lot of positive feedback about the training, and we’re excited to see where this project takes us next.

“Really enjoyable session, which made me much more aware of how important engaging in activities is for everyone”

Training session participant

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