As a leading disability and social care charity,
Sense is committed to making sure no one, no matter how complex their
disability, is left out, isolated or unable to fulfil their potential.
Never has a mission been so important yet
so complex to deliver. As the leader of the Arts, Sport and Wellbeing team at
Sense, I want to let you know what approach we are taking to support people
during this incredibly challenging period.
According to research carried out by Sport England, almost half (42%) of disabled people are classed as inactive, which means they do less than thirty minutes of exercise a week. This rises to over half (51%) among people with complex disabilities.
At Sense, we are familiar with the disparities that exist and are working towards ensuring that no one is left out of life. There are so many physical, mental and social benefits to being active but unfortunately there aren’t the same opportunities available to people with more complex disabilities.
That’s why we’re excited to be launching a new three-year project, ‘Sense, Active Together’ building on our foundations of supporting people who are deafblind or have complex disabilities to be active, and aiming to reach another 2,500 people.