Sport, parks and leisure - Research project to chart physical activity needs of families with disabled children...
08 Aug 2020 Sport, parks, & leisure: daily news and jobs
 
 
HOME
JOBS
NEWS
FEATURES
PRODUCTS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION
PRINT SUBSCRIPTION
ADVERTISE
CONTACT US
Sign up for FREE ezine
Latest news

15 Jan 2020

Research project to chart physical activity needs of families with disabled children
BY Tom Walker

The research will explore the barriers and motivations of families with disability needs

The research will explore the barriers and motivations of families with disability needs
photo: ukactive

A three-year research project will look to provide the physical activity industry with a better understanding of the needs of families with disabled children.

The ukactive Research Institute has teamed up with national disability charity Sense for the project, which will explore the barriers and motivations of families with disability needs.

It will look at access to physical activity provision, the challenges of families being active together, the impact on siblings with no disability and whether there are differences between community and education provision.

The research project will be divided into two phases, beginning with a consultation to understand the complex needs of families with disabled children in order to inform the development and delivery of sport and physical activity sessions, family days and other initiatives.

Parents of disabled children are encouraged to offer their views on the challenges they face by completing an online survey by Sunday 15 March.

Following the initial research, Sense will establish a national activity programme for disabled children and evaluate the impact of it on the child and the wider family.

The second phase will see ukactive’s Research Institute measure and evaluate interventions that Sense provides for families with children who have complex disabilities and non-disabled siblings.

“The results of this new research programme will be used to create a nationwide programme of sport and physical activity opportunities to help tackle the issue of inactivity," said Alissa Ayling, head of sport and physical activity at Sense.

“We know that children with complex disabilities often miss out on participating in sport and physical exercise, which is vital for staying healthy, learning new skills and making friends.

“It’s our goal to establish more sport and play opportunities for children with complex disabilities to be able to lead happy, healthy and active lives.”

Matthew Wade, senior researcher at ukactive, said: “Our new partnership with Sense marks an exciting new chapter in our work to better understand the inequalities facing families with disabled children who want to be more active.

“ukactive’s members want to create a level playing for all children, with opportunities for every child to be more active, no matter where they live or what disabilities they have.

“Through our research with Sense, we aim to produce evidence that will help make physical activities more accessible for every family and child.”

In 2015, Sense launched a public inquiry into the provision of play opportunities for children with complex disabilities. It found that 92 per cent of parents felt their child did not have the same opportunities to play as their non-disabled peers, while 81 per cent of parents reported difficulties in accessing local play opportunities.



Connect with
Sport Parks Leisure
Magazine:
View issue contents
Sign up:
Instant Alerts/zines

Print edition
 

News headlines
PROVE IT. ukactive challenges government to provide the evidence it uses to justify gym closures during local lockdowns
PROVE IT. ukactive challenges government to provide the evidence it uses to justify gym closures during local lockdowns   07 Aug 2020

Industry body, ukactive, has questioned the decision to close gyms and health clubs as part of some localised lockdowns. Indoor gyms, fitness .... more>>
DW Sports calls in the administrators – Fitness First unaffected
DW Sports calls in the administrators – Fitness First unaffected   03 Aug 2020

DW Sports is going into administration saying it's working to save its 73-strong gym portfolio. HCM understands administrators will be .... more>>
New law would promote exercise and 'transform' public health in the US
New law would promote exercise and 'transform' public health in the US   02 Aug 2020

The American Council on Exercise (ACE) is urging US Congress to pass a new law which would encourage healthier lifestyles through physical activity. .... more>>
National Fitness Day 2020 to help UK bounce back from COVID-19 with ‘Fitness Unites Us’ theme
National Fitness Day 2020 to help UK bounce back from COVID-19 with ‘Fitness Unites Us’ theme   30 Jul 2020

This year's National Fitness Day (NFD) will be the "biggest unified celebration of fitness in UK history", according to plans revealed today (30 .... more>>
ukactive: clarification needed on leisure reopening in Scotland
ukactive: clarification needed on leisure reopening in Scotland   29 Jul 2020

ukactive has questioned the Scottish government's handling of the lockdown, following reports of a delayed reopening of leisure facilities in the .... more>>
Company profile


MiE FitQuest

FitQuest brings full bio-mechanical lab technology to the fitness facility.

View full profile>>

Catalogue gallery


Featured Supplier

The rise of the training pod

The rise of the training pod

Belfast based gym equipment manufacturer BLK BOX designs, engineers and fabricates a range of rigs for the most elite, performance-driven organisations globally. More>>




in this issue

• Gyms on the high street – it's a go!
• JD Gyms buys Xercise4Less out of administration
• Family operator, GetSetGo! reveals launch plans



Latest jobs

Jobs Search



General Manager
Salary: £30K Basic circa
Location: Leeds, UK
Company: Coach Gyms
Swim facilities manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Warwick, UK
Company: Everyone Active
Managing Director - LACC
Salary: Grade ACE: £69,871 - £74,307 per annum
Location: Harrogate, UK
Company: Harrogate Borough Council
Diary dates
Powered by leisurediary.com

13-15 Aug 2020

FIBO China

National Exhibition and Convention Centre, Shanghai, China



Leisure Management magazine 2018 issue 1
Leisure Management
2018 issue 1

View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
  Interview: Louis D’Amore
Louis D’Amore on the work of the International Institute for Peace through Tourism More>>
  Last word: The benefits of retreats
Research is showing retreats could have a positive health impact More>>


Leisure Management magazine 2016 issue 1

Leisure Management
2016 issue 1

View issue contents
View turning pages
Download PDF
  Visitor profiles: Beyond demographics
Gerri Morris, of Morris Hargreaves McIntyre, on defining cultural consumers More>>
  Gymtopia: Angels’ advocate
Gymtopia founder Ray Algar on making a difference beyond the health club walls More>>


Published by The Leisure Media Company Ltd Portmill House, Portmill Lane, Hitchin, Herts SG5 1DJ. Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385 | Contact us | About us | © Cybertrek Ltd