Get Out Get Active arrives in London
This week sees the London launch of the Spirit of 2012-funded Get Out Get Active (GOGA) programme, a three-year initiative focused on supporting disabled and non-disabled people to enjoy being active together. London Sport will be working with the London Borough of Lambeth and Enable Leisure and Culture Wandsworth, alongside an extensive range of local partners delivering and supporting fun and inclusive activities over the next three years.
As well as lead GOGA partner the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS), national partners Volunteering Matters, Disability Rights UK, Women in Sport, Sporting Equals, StreetGames and Age UK will all bring their expertise to the London project.
Disabled Londoners are only half as likely to be as active as non-disabled people, with over 60% of disabled people in London wanting to do more activity (Active People Sport England). However, GOGA is not just about getting more disabled people active; it is about listening to the 64% of disabled people that would prefer to take part in inclusive activities with non-disabled people (EFDS Lifestyle Report 2013).
By delivering a range of innovative and inclusive activities based on extensive insight, GOGA will try to meet the demands and bring people together to be active.
We want to make getting active appealing, accessible, fun and inclusive for people of all ages and abilities. Spirit of 2012 is funding Get Out Get Active in response to overwhelming evidence that inactive people need encouragement and support to take those first steps into active, healthy lifestyles.
Debbie Lye, Chief Executive for Spirit of 2012
London Sport is excited to be working with the English Federation of Disability Sport to bring the Get Out Get Active programme to London. Working in partnership with the London Boroughs of Lambeth and Wandsworth, the programme will support Londoners of all abilities to enjoy being active together, motivating them by tapping into their core values and the things that matter most; building friendships, maintaining health, having fun and progressing in life. By targeting some of London’s least active people, GOGA represents a vital step towards achieving London Sport’s vision of making London the most physically active city in the world.
Alex Gibbons, Disability Programme Manager at London Sport
The activities that have been announced so far include:
- Streatham Youth and Community Trust - Girls Street Dance, Fencing, Boxing and Capoeira
- Wheels for Wellbeing - Cycling
- Disability Advice Service Lambeth - Swimming
- Women's Fitness
- Beginner's Running Club
- Junior Kick Boxing
- Indoor Football
- Walking Netball
Click here to find out more about GOGA or to find out more about the specific sessions in Lambeth and Wandsworth, please see the below contact details.