Join us in exploring collaborative solutions and partnership opportunities to enable you to better support disabled people to be active and stay active for life
Get Berkshire Active will be hosting an Inclusion Forum on Tuesday 10th March from 10am-3pm at Reading Football Club, Madejski Stadium, Reading, RG2 0FL.
This event will be suitable for
- Sports Development Officers
- Sport/activity providers
- Sports/Activity coaches/leaders/deliverers
- Public Health Programme Officers
- Disability Organisations/Charities
- Inclusion Officers
- Facilities & Leisure Providers
- Day Service Operators
- Exercise referral specialists
The aims of the forum are to provide a platform for the physical activity and disability sector to come together to share good practice, network and explore new and improved inclusive opportunities for disabled people.
We are pleased to announce Helen Newberry; Engagement Advisor from the Activity Alliance as guest speaker who will share information on the national and regional picture, discuss the resources available for local organisations and share good practice. We will also hear from a range of local disability organisations offering expertise and exploring collaborative solutions and partnership opportunities to enable organisations to better support disabled people to be active and stay active for life.
A full agenda will be published in due course.
To book your place please CLICK HERE.
We look forward to seeing you in March.
A bit more about our speakers and some of the organisations attending.....
Engagement Advisor (South West)
Helen joined Activity Alliance as an Engagement Advisor in 2017. Covering the South West region, Helen supports key strategic partners to be more effective in enabling more disabled people be more active. Helen also has a background in Public Health working in the field of physical activity and nutrition.
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