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EFDS Chris Ratcliffe

  1. 1. Engaging older disabled people in physical activity Chris Ratcliffe, EFDS www.efds.co.uk
  2. 2. Our VisionDisabled People are Active for Life1. Enhanced health and wellbeing of disabled people2. A more equal society in which disabled people can achieve more, through increased opportunities and choice www.efds.co.uk
  3. 3. Statistics• 45% of state pension age adults are disabled• Only 18% of disabled people participate in physical activity once a week• The cost to the NHS of inactivity is estimated at £1.89 billion a year• Predicted 15 million people over 64 years old by 2040• £ over £100 billion www.efds.co.uk
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  5. 5. Barriers Physical Physical Logistical Logistical Psychological PsychologicalAdaptions and changes Adaptations have been Attitudes, opinions and needed to support made but have not been perceptions preventing participation are not implemented effectively participation in sportavailable/have not been implemented Geography Facility Expense Personal perceptions Support of others Equipment Communication Attitudes of others Health and Safety Suitability www.efds.co.uk
  6. 6. Age UK Partnership• Inclusive Fitness Initiative (IFI) - project encouraging the leisure industry to be more accessible to disabled people through policy and practice• Fit as a Fiddle - programmes supporting over 50 year olds with physical activity‚ healthy eating and mental well-being• Guide sharing good practice - Engaging older disabled people in physical activity www.efds.co.uk
  7. 7. Including Older People inSport & Physical ActivityChallenges•Inclusion within NGB’s WholeSport Plans•Over 55 year old is not ameasurement for APS•Disabled people included inwhole sports plans www.efds.co.uk
  8. 8. Opportunities• Market – Relatively untapped and growing market – Behaviour and lifestyle change• Policy – Health Agenda: Changing Landscape – PCT’s• Partnerships – Develop projects and programmes• Funding www.efds.co.uk
  9. 9. Any Questions?Contact details: English Federation of Disability Sport SportPark, Loughborough University 3 Oakwood Drive Loughborough, LE11 3QF Tel: 01509 227750 Email: federation@efds.co.uk Twitter: @Eng_Dis_Sport & @Incl_Fitness www.efds.co.uk
  10. 10. Any Questions?Contact details: English Federation of Disability Sport SportPark, Loughborough University 3 Oakwood Drive Loughborough, LE11 3QF Tel: 01509 227750 Email: federation@efds.co.uk Twitter: @Eng_Dis_Sport & @Incl_Fitness www.efds.co.uk

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