Project Impact & Outcomes
Our work over the first four years of ‘Get Yourself Active’ focused on increasing the number of disabled people with personal budgets regularly participating in physical activity or sport. This included:
- The testing of a local coordinator model in DPULOs to help broker the links between disabled people, social care professionals and the sport sector, to enable disabled people to use their personal budgets for physical activity.
- Developing evidence-based social worker guidelines to increase understanding of physical activity and enable disabled people to use their personal budget to take part.
- Increasing co-production by improving opportunities for disabled people, physical activity providers and DPULOs to work together and improve provision.
We are now in a new ‘phase’ of the programme which builds on the learning from our evaluation. Our work includes:
- Increasing the skills and knowledge of the health and social care workforce around physical activity and putting in place new approaches to tackling inactivity.
- Enabling DPULOs to work with the sport sector to create approaches and practices that improve provision for disabled people, including developing training for sport sector organisations to increase their knowledge and awareness about disabled people’s lives and how co-produce physical activity opportunities that work for them.
Building the capacity of user-led organisations to support local disabled people to participate in physical activity. We continue to champion genuine, user-led co-production processes, to challenge perceptions of disabled people, improve local provision, and stimulate a long-term shift in strategy across the sport sector.