About Mencap Sport Live!
Mencap Sport Live! took place online from Monday 7 to Friday 11 December 2020.
This online conference brought together people from across the learning disability and sport sectors to discuss challenges, opportunities and best practice for organisations working in sport.
From 7 to 11 December 2020 expert speakers presented their experiences on a number of topics, including the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19), inclusive communications and embedding sports participation into community A community is the people and places in an area. settings.
There were speakers from Sport England, Activity Alliance, as well as Network Partners and experts from Mencap.
Presentations and videos from Mencap Sport Live!
We've listed each of the talks that took place throughout the week below.
Click on each topic to find out about each talk, including what was discussed, who the speakers were, as well as links to presentations from each talk and a video recording of each session.
The impact of coronavirus and returning to physical activity
Date: Monday 7 December.
About: An update on Sport England's new strategy A strategy is a plan to show what an organisation An organisation are a group of people who work together. , or a person, wants to do and how they are going to do it. and stories about the impact of the pandemic, and remaining active throughout.
- Adam Blaze, Strategic Lead - Disability at Sport England
- Jessica Flavell, Research and Evaluation Advisor at Activity Alliance
- Dr. Dane Vishnubala, Chief Medical Officer at Basketball England.
Inclusive communications and storytelling
Date: Tuesday 8 December.
About: Top tips for providing accessible Accessible means something is easy for people to use or join in with. For example: Accessible writing means the writing is easy to read and understand. communication - through videos, Easy Read Easy Read is a way of making written information easier to understand. Pictures are usually added next to the writing. and creating communities.
- Sophie Spiteri, Marketing Manager A manager is a boss at work. They tell you what you need to do and give you support if you need it. at Mencap
- Andy Davies, Campaign A campaign is when people work together to try to change something. Manager at Parasport
- Sally Hargrave from Colchester Gateway.
Coaching people with a learning disability and increasing activity in the community
Date: Wednesday 9 December.
About: Discussion about coaching people with a learning disability A learning disability is to do with the way someone's brain works. It makes it harder for someone to learn, understand or do things. and stories from athletes on their experiences.
- Luke Howard from Arsenal in the Community
- Abdul Hameed from Mencap
- Jordan Young from Wasps RFC.
Collecting and using programme data and insight
Date: Thursday 10 December.
About: Highlights from our research partners, Spear, and practical examples of collecting and using data and insight in funding bids and project proposals.
- Dr Jan Burns from Spear
- Harriet Bird and Vijay Patel from Mencap
- Katherine Bates from Mencap.
Best practice examples and future opportunities
Date: Friday 11 December.
About: A chance to hear from partners about the fantastic work that has been done, and future opportunities for the Round The World Challenge programme.
- Bexley Mencap
- Inclusive Sports Academy.
If you have any questions please get in touch with the Mencap Sport team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.