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I want to help people get active

This part of the site is aimed at professionals who are interested in helping individuals/service users engage with new and/or existing projects which have an emphasis on physical activity and healthy living

Resources for Professionals

Accessibility Toolkit – A resource for services who deliver healthy living and physical activities in the community

On the road to supporting more disabled people to be active – Activity Alliance and Disability Inclusion Sport

Access for all: Inclusive Communications – Reaching more people in sport and physical activity through inclusive and accessible communications – English Federation of Disability Sport

Know your audience – Activity Alliance and Disability Inclusion Sport

Reaching more disabled people through accessible and inclusive communications – Activity Alliance and Disability Inclusion Sport

Supporters’ roles in engaging disabled people – Activity Alliance and Disability Inclusion Sport

Broadening the Inclusion in Physical Activity Research and Physical Activity Interventions for People with Severe Mental Illness

  • How to Become a Peer Supporter

    Do you work with or support people with a learning disability, severe mental illness and/or autistic people?

    Do you want to know how we can help them become more active?

    We are supporting more and more services to set up a peer support scheme in their settings to help people who might be nervous or anxious about attending a group or activity.

    What is peer support?
    It is usually someone who already does that activity regularly and has agreed to be a peer supporter. They will be paired with a newcomer who needs peer support. This means that they will be told to look out for the person, meet with them as they arrive at the activity, greet them, make them feel welcome, show them round and stay with them during the activity so that they have someone to be with and talk to. The support will be short term as part of the peer supporters role is to help the person integrate into the group.

    How do I know which service is offering peer support?
    Look out for the peer support logo (shown on the right) on service’s websites and / or social media pages. Peer Support Logo
    If they don’t have the peer support logo, please get in touch with us and we will contact them to help set up peer support.

    How do I find out about activities or groups my client can attend?
    Contact us! We can put you in touch with organisations that deliver a range of healthy living and physical activities in Sheffield.

    Further information
    To find out more about the Peer Support scheme or to refer a client to the scheme, please contact:
    Phone: Sadia Asghar on 07984 304317
    Email: sadia.asghar@disabilitysheffield.org.uk
    or complete to form on our contact us page of this website

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