Activity Alliance Newsletter

Andy Street: “I want to see these Games deliver a lasting legacy”
This year’s Commonwealth Games were described as the most inclusive Games to date. We all enjoyed the brilliant showcase of sport, watching so many elite athletes going for gold. In the run-up, the Games featured highly in our close partnership with the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) within the Include Me West Midlands programme. We caught up with Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands, to discuss what the Games meant for the region and the lasting legacy they will have for inclusive sport.

GM Moving Commitment to Inclusion first partner visit
Activity Alliance is delighted to be working with Greater Manchester (GM) Moving on their Commitment to Inclusion. The first of the GM Moving Partners Commitment to Inclusion visit days was held on Friday 21 July and hosted by Active Tameside. It was a fantastic learning and sharing event. Attending were colleagues from across Greater Manchester, leisure providers, social enterprises, charities, adult and children’s services and local authority leisure.

Annual Survey 2022 data on people with specific impairments
Our Annual Disability and Activity Survey released in June revealed that less than 3 in 10 disabled people feel encouraged to return to physical activity after the pandemic. Recently we released a report linked to this survey, which highlights the key findings from people with different types of impairments.

New leisure resources to assist in tackling inequalities
Activity Alliance is pleased to add to our resource bank with ten new leisure factsheets. They cover a range of top topics from developing inclusive strategies to workforce development and measuring impact. They support leaders in the leisure sector to strengthen their inclusion work and engage more disabled people.