#WhoSays | 15th July - 20th August 2019

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#WhoSays | 15th July - 20th August 2019

A new exciting campaign from Activity Alliance is calling time on negative perceptions about disability!

About This Campaign

Who says? The new campaign calling time on negative perceptions

  • Who says it's not a real sport if you have to adapt it?
  • Who says disabled people aren't competitive?

A new exciting campaign from Activity Alliance is calling time on negative perceptions about disability, inclusion and sport and asks – who says?

For far too long disabled people have faced misconceptions and presumptions on what is and isn't possible, including in sport. Leading national charity, Activity Alliance, wants to move the conversations on, open people's minds and shift out-dated views on disability. Who says? gives positive evidence that replaces these negative ideas.

Adam Blaze, Sport England's Strategic Lead for Disability, said:

"We are delighted to see the launch of the Who Says campaign which will challenge negative-perceptions disabled people face when getting active while encouraging people of all abilities to get active together. Views that disabled people don't want to join in, might get hurt or that everyone can't take part together are just some of the perceptions that prevent disabled people from being active. The campaign tackles these myths head on showing that we can all do more to break down the barriers and challenge negative perceptions facing disabled people wanting to get involved in sport and physical activity."

Beyond the Hashtag

Taking the conversation beyond the #WhoSays hashtag is important to us. It's crucial we talk honestly and openly about matters that affect disabled people's activity, like policy, funding and promotion. We hope the campaign leads to bigger conversations, greater collaboration and wider systemic responses.

If your organisation would like to get involved and you have a great idea for the campaign, please contact news@activityalliance.org.uk or call 0161 228 2868.

We can't challenge perceptions and change the reality of disability, inclusion and sport. Who says?!

More Information: http://www.activityalliance.org.uk/whosays

Partners

  • Active Rutland
    Active Partnerships
    Sport England
    Leicestershire County Council
    Melton LSA
  • H&B LSA
    NWL LSA
    Equality Standard
    Blaby LSA
    Safeguarding
  • Charnwood LSA
    Harborough LSA
    Active Leicester
    O&W LSA

Partners

  • NWL LSA
    Active Rutland
  • Melton LSA
    Equality Standard
  • Leicestershire County Council
    Active Leicester
  • Charnwood LSA
    Blaby LSA
  • O&W LSA
    Harborough LSA
  • Sport England
    Safeguarding
  • H&B LSA
    Active Partnerships