According to the Active Lives Survey, adults with a disability or long-term health condition in Wiltshire and Swindon are more likely to be inactive than adults with no disability or long-term health condition. Data from November 2019-2020 shows that 49% of adults with a disability or long-term health condition were taking part in more than 150 minutes of physical activity per week, significantly less than adults with no disability or long-term health condition, at 68%.
At WASP we believe physical activity should be accessible to all. We aim to provide support and opportunities to enable all members of our community to be active, in order to close the physical activity gap between adults with disabilities and long-term health conditions, and those without.
The We Are Undefeatable website has a range of ideas to support you to be active. Click the logo to get started! You can also get inspiration by reading the amazing stories of others managing long term health conditions in the #WeAreUndefeatable community here.
From the charities behind the We Are Undefeatable Campaign, Make Your Move is a video series providing fun, motivating, and effective ways to get active at home. There are a range of activities to choose from and adaptations to suit all abilities. Click the logo to view the full playlist and get started!
Support for Specific Conditions
Click the pages below to explore the benefits of physical activity for individuals with specific health conditions, and access resources and useful links which provide support to get active.
Support for Partners
The benefits of physical activity for people living with long term health conditions are well established, but the fear of increasing symptoms or worsening long term problems commonly stops people from moving more. Many healthcare professionals also feel unsure about what advice they should give to people living with symptomatic medical conditions.
To help address concerns around risk, the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine UK, Sport England, Office Health Improvement and Disparities (formerly Public Health England) and the Royal College of General Practitioner's have collaborated to develop a consensus statement for healthcare professionals to use to support their clinical practice.
Click here for more information, or download the document below to access a summary of advice for healthcare professionals
Summary of Advice for Partners (PDF, 1.2 Mb)