Shropshire Inclusively Fit – Project Launch
University Centre Shrewsbury, Guildhall, on Wednesday 13th January 2016
10am until 12noon
This ground breaking health and well-being prevention project, aims to tackle physical inactivity, social isolation and low self-esteem amongst some of Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin’s most vulnerable adults.
- Physical activity can make a fundamental difference to disabled people’s quality of life, it can increase independence and benefit our economy and yet disabled people’s activity levels remain low.
- Physical inactivity has unsustainable health, economic and social impacts on individuals, families, communities and local services in England including one in six deaths (equal to smoking) and an annual cost to society of £7.4 billion.
- Disabled people are half as likely to be active as non-disabled people.
- Seven in ten disabled people want to be more active representing a huge and ‘untapped’ market.
This project aims to tackle these facts head on and at the event you will get to hear how we plan to build community capacity and resilience to do this. You will also meet our wonderful project officer Jess, our enthusiastic partners and hear first-hand of the ambitions and opportunities we hope to achieve.
If you believe your organisation can benefit by attending this event and you would like to send a representative, please contact Jayne Chard in the first instance as attendance is by ticket only.