Older People’s Health and Care Survey – September 2021

Age UK’s Health Influencing Team are conducting the “Older People’s Health and Care Survey” and would be grateful if you could share the survey across your networks.

Age UK are conducting a survey to understand more about the current health and care needs of older people. We are looking to hear from older people themselves but also from friends and family who want to share their loved ones’ experiences on their behalf. We conducted similar surveys last summer and at the start of the year and had a fantastic response. However, we know that many older people are still finding things hard and we would like to hear more about how they are being affected.

We will be using the information as part of our work to influence Government and to help improve the support which older people receive in relation to health and care.

The survey will close at the end of September.

We would be really grateful if you could share this survey across your networks so that we can hear as many voices as possible. Thank you!

Inclusive Summer of Sport Festival 2021 – Showcase Presentation

Disability Sport Coach are hosting a two day virtual event as part of the Inclusive Summer of Sport Festival, including a short online presentation and panel discussions which you can sign up for below.

Throughout August, Disability Sports Coach has hosted an Inclusive Summer of Sport festival, in celebration of the upcoming Paralympic Games and the recent return of grassroots sport. As part of festival, they are hosting a two-day virtual event on 24-25 August, including a short online presentation and panel discussions which you can sign up for below. We’re sorry this is at such short notice but we have only just been made aware of this opportunity and still wanted to share it with you in case you are able to attend.

The Inclusive Summer of Sport Festival highlights the importance of community in making physical activity inclusive, and how their Community Clubs ensure disabled people aren’t left behind as activities reopen.


Ahead of the virtual festival, the team will host a short presentation online from 10.30-10.55am on 24 August, covering the topics below. The presentation includes:

  • A review of the impact of Covid-19 on our charity and our members
  • Disability Sports Coach’s response, including their work with Sport England through TIF
  • Share key lessons and future plans, including their upcoming strategy and brand new Empowering Partners programme

You can join the presentation with the following details:

  • Join Zoom Meeting here
  • Meeting ID: 848 9043 1529
  • Passcode: 114383
View panel discussions

Alongside the Showcase, Disability Sport Coach would like to invite you and your networks to two exciting panel discussions:

  • Tuesday 24th August – 14:00-15:00
    • Leveraging Digital Communities in Inclusive Sport – featuring disability bloggers Shona Louise and Dee Reilly, sharing their experiences.
  • Wednesday 25th August – 14:00-15:00
    • Why Community is Key in the Future of Inclusive Sport – speakers from Activity Alliance, the Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport at Loughborough University, and the brand new Accessercise App.

The sessions are free to attend and you can book on Eventbrite

If you have any questions, please get in touch with info@disabilitysportscoach.co.uk. To find out more about the festival itself, please click here.

Zurich Positive Minds Webinar – Recording and resources

Access the recording and resources from the recent Positive Minds webinar by Zurich.

The recent ‘Positive Minds’ webinar from Zurich was attended by approximately 60 partners and was very well received. If you or your colleagues weren’t able to attend but are interested in this webinar, you can access the recording here using the password: ZCT. This recording is available until Friday 27 August. The materials that were used in the webinar are also linked below for your use. Further sessions will be booked over the next 12 months so we will keep you posted!