#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

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

Partners

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