Leonard Cheshire and Sport England All Active Together


Leonard Cheshire will begin a new £1.2 million, three-year project funded by Sport England, when All Active Together launches in January 2022.

Amy and Geoff hi-fiving at the Can Do Get Active Day

All Active Together is a UK wide inclusive community partnership that seeks to build on the leading disability charity’s legacy of sport related activity and deliver engagement and volunteering opportunities for disabled people and Leonard Cheshire staff.
 
The project will concentrate on offering accessible, everyday opportunities and will become available across a wide geographical spread, based on need.  All Active Together will first grow in communities across Barrow-in-Furness, Bristol, Derbyshire, Devon, Essex, Gloucestershire, Isle of Wight, Kent, London, Manchester, Wolverhampton and Yorkshire.
 
After the establishing the programme regionally, Leonard Cheshire will also look to integrate activity with their network of social care services.
 
Commenting on the exciting partnership, Leonard Cheshire CEO Ruth Owen said:

“The project reflects our ethos and the way we work as an organization.  All Active Together will offer inclusive services in ways that align to local needs, so everyone can contribute to positive individual change and wider opportunities for disabled people.  Sport England are the perfect partner and we’re excited to be working with them.”
 
Sport England’s Executive Director of Tackling Inactivity, Mike Diaper said:   

“Whether playing, volunteering or otherwise, ensuring that everyone in society has the opportunity to be involved in sport and physical activity is at the heart of Sport England’s work. 

“With our most recent research continuing to show notable gaps between disabled and non-disabled people on these fronts, great programmes such as All Active Together are more important than ever. We’re incredibly proud to be working with Leonard Cheshire to deliver opportunities across England and look forward to seeing its positive impact over the coming years.”

Under the ‘new normal’, many people have found themselves with the room to try new activities, establish better habits or create space to think about the way they live their lives.

So, Leonard Cheshire is also challenging the UK to build new healthy, daily habits for your mind, body, or diet.  Healthier Ways in 21 Days is a fully accessible challenge event that focuses entirely on wellbeing.


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For further information please contact Erin O’Reilly via erin.o’reilly@leonardcheshire.org.