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Me, Being Active new films

Posted: Mon, 04 Dec 2017 13:34

Me, Being Active new films

The English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) has released a new collection of Me, Being Active films. Two years since the first collection, viewers meet seven disabled people and learn more about the benefits they gain from being active.

The national charity hopes the new films provide disabled people with useful information to lead an active lifestyle.

Anoushé, Evie, Richard, Sam, Shona, Tesfai and Zack are seven disabled people with a range of impairments and long-term health conditions, who all lead active lives. They talk about how they first became active and explain the way it makes them feel.

The Me, Being Active films are supported by Disability Rights UK and funded by Sport England.

The films follow the successful Being Active Guide released in 2014, which talks directly to disabled people. This guide gives those, who are inactive, access to relevant information, so they can have control over where, what and how they start being active. The new collection of films add to the guide's success, allowing viewers to hear other disabled people's advice.

Barry Horne, Chief Executive for EFDS, said: "We are delighted to release our next set of Me, Being Active films; the new people involved in these films show their love for their activity and its benefits."

Kamran Mallick Chief Executive for Disability Rights UK, said: "Disabled people tell us that they do not have the confidence to try sports and activities because they don't know what is available locally and whether it is accessible or welcoming to people with impairments.

"The good news is that with the right information at the right time through the right channels disabled people enjoy getting active and benefit particularly from the social aspect of sports and activity.

"The films demonstrate this through the stories of individual disabled people."

The new collection of Me, Being Active films is available on EFDS's YouTube channel.

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