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Get Out Get Active in conversation with Linda Jordan

Today is Disabled Access Day, a day to show how, together, we can continue to improve access for people.

People in Wiltshire are being given the chance to spend time with horses to support their mental and physical health. Get Out Get Active (GOGA) partner, Wiltshire Council, have teamed up with Tedworth Equestrian Centre to offer support sessions for individuals. 

Linda, a Care Coordinator in Salisbury, stood next to a horses stable.

GOGA provides different physical activity opportunities for disabled and non-disabled people. Participants have shared how being around horses provides a sense of calm, with many commenting on how relaxed and less anxious they feel when at the session. 

Local NHS providers are referring individuals to the sessions to support their mental and physical health. 

We spoke to Linda, a Care Coordinator in Salisbury, about her experience of GOGA. 

My patients who have physical and mental health problems get a lot out of the activity because they can interact with people if they want, but they don’t have to. They can just spend time with the horses.

Linda Jordan, Care Coordinator. 

Watch the full video here: 

This story is part of our campaign, #TheGOGAWay. Showing how the GOGA approach can help organisations do things differently across the UK.

About Get Out Get Active 

Get Out Get Active (GOGA) is a programme that supports disabled and non-disabled people to enjoy being active together. Activity Alliance is the creator and lead partner. The programme is funded by Spirit of 2012, Sport England and London Marathon Foundation.  

Find out more about Get Out Get Active here