Tackling inequalities: barriers and benefits to being active

I am delighted to present to you a joint event from Public Health England Yorkshire and Humber and Activity Alliance on Tackling inequalities across Yorkshire and Humber: barriers and benefits to being active. Which will take place online on Thursday 1st October between 10am and 3pm.

Persistent inequality for disabled people seen in Active Lives Adults Survey and other datasets indicates disabled people are twice as likely to be inactive. Although this was improving before Covid-19 we have seen a widening in the inequalities faced by disabled people as they start to return to physical activity.

With a keynote speech from Yorkshire’s own gold medal winning Paralympian Hannah Cockroft MBE this online event will:

  • Inform the audience on the benefits of disabled people being active and smaller local networks developed to improve local communication and understanding across different audience groups.
  • Highlight emerging insight into experiences of disabled people in being active during response to Covid -19, the inequalities that have widened as a result of Covid-19 and the longer term impact on physical and mental health and wellbeing.
  • Finally it will support a call to action with the development of local multisector networks to address the inequalities that disabled people face in relation to physical activity and the benefits this brings to physical and mental health. Build on learning and increase physical activity opportunities and confidence in disabled people and those individuals with a long term health condition.

Who should attend?

  • Disabled people, people living with a long term health condition, carers and support groups
  • Physical activity and leisure sector including Active Partnerships, Local Delivery Pilots, leisure providers etc
  • Public Health consultants and practitioners, healthcare professionals and social prescribers.
  • DWP Partnership Managers, Disability Liaison Employment Leaders and Advisors,
  • Mental Health practitioners and support service

To reserve your place today please register using the Eventbrite link