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Get Out Get Active

Get Out Get Active

Get Out Get Active (GOGA) is an exciting new programme that supports disabled and non-disabled people to enjoy being active together.

Disability Rights UK is thrilled to announce that one of our star mentors on the Get Out Get Active (GOGA) Peer Support Project has won a prestigious Torch Trophy Trust award for Outstanding Contribution to Inclusivity.

Stephen Wells and Morris Nelson

Morris Nelson, 49, from Lambeth, South London has been a mentor to Stephen Wells. Morris experienced a breakdown a few years ago following the loss of his job. He felt he had lost his identity, was under pressure to support his family and really struggled to re-build his confidence.  He has since made a remarkable recovery and used volunteering on GOGA as a way to build his self-esteem and fulfil his love of supporting others, volunteering in more than 5 different roles over the past 3 years including setting up a football club, Furzedown United.

He and Stephen started working together in June 2017 by taking up yoga- an activity new to both of them. Within 3 months they had both become more physically active, tried other new activities like walking and aerobics and both have reported increases in their confidence and mental wellbeing. Read our press release

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It aims to get some of the UK's least active people moving more through fun and inclusive activities in their local communities

As part of GOGA, Disability Rights UK is running a Peer Support project. Peer Support is about someone using their lived experience of overcoming barriers to support someone else who might be experiencing similar barriers. An example is an active disabled person supporting another disabled person who wants to be more active but is experiencing barriers. Sharing ideas, experiences and finding solutions together can be life changing.

We’ll be working with Disabled People’s Organisations, local sport and fitness organisations and providers to get people moving and enjoying fun activity- not just sport.

Delivered by Activity Alliance (formerly English Federation of Disability Sport) and their partners and funded by Spirit of 2012, GOGA runs for over three years (2016-2019) within 18 localities (areas) across the UK, Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland. Disability Rights UK is a National Partner.

What is peer support and mentoring?

What helps to make activities more appealing and accessible?

Read more about our partners

Find out more

Questions? Or to register your interest contact Kate Pieroudis (Peer Support Lead) at Disability Rights UK on 0207 250 8111 or kate.pieroudis@disabilityrightsuk.org

www.getoutgetactive.co.uk

 

Get Out Get Active (GOGA)