How Sense has been making sport more inclusive for disabled people

A group of men and women in a sports centre. Cyclists cycle around them.

Yesterday, we hosted a Sports Summit at the iconic Lee Valley Velodrome. This event provided an opportunity for people from the sport and health, and social care sector, to come together to hear about the what we’ve learned from our two year Sport England funded project, Sporting Sense. It was fantastic to see such a mix of organisations who all share a passion for making sport more inclusive and accessible to disabled people.

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Through dance, older people are connecting with their friends and community

An older woman and man, holding hands and dancing

As we get older, we might experience feeling isolated and disconnected from society for a number of reasons. Sport and physical activity is one way we can interact with new people, build friendships and connections, and improve health and wellbeing.

After speaking to older people about physical activities that excite them, we learned that there was an appetite for dance classes.

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