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How people with disabilities can join Living Sport's health and wellbeing sessions

Living Sport has teamed up with the Papworth Trust to deliver a programme of physical activity and mindfulness to individuals who are currently receiving support through the Department for Work and Pension's Work and Health Programme.
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Living Sport aims to create inclusive and accessible opportunities for disabled people and those with long-term health conditions

Run by the Papworth Trust, the Work and Health Programme is designed to improve employment outcomes for people with health conditions or disabilities.

The programme will run for 12 weeks, and include online physical activity sessions run by Community Interest Company Able2B. There will also be lessons of mindfulness techniques contributed by Illuminate, a local not-for-profit organisation specialising in mental health coaching for the unemployed.

A key strategic aim of Living Sport is to create inclusive and accessible opportunities for disabled people and people with long term conditions in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. The Covid-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected the physical and mental wellbeing of this group, so this new project will work with participants to support them to improve their activity levels, feelings of isolation and mental health.

Living Sport project manager, Rebecca Evans, said: "This is an exciting new project for Living Sport and involves us working with a number of partners from different backgrounds to give the participants a new holistic approach and aims to increase their health and wellbeing using physical activity and mindfulness in a targeted way."

For more details on the project please contact Rebecca Evans.