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Include me West Midlands

Include Me WM is a regional approach to making the West Midlands an exemplar region for engaging disabled people and people with long term health conditions to be physically active.

It has been developed following a consultation with disabled people, disability organisations, national specialist organisations and existing academic and national research. Following the consultation period a wide range of actions have been developed with the aim of creating a more inclusive environment and a better understanding of people’s needs.

Include Me West Midlands puts disabled people and people with long term health conditions at the heart of the conversation and covers the following themes.

  • Transport
  • Housing
  • Community
  • Wellbeing
  • Workforce
  • Digital
  • Children & Young People

It aims to create a collective momentum and a demonstration of a willingness to learn from and listen to disabled people.

Include Me West Midlands will initially focus on a couple of key areas and expand over time.

The initial areas are:

  • Include Me West Midlands Pledge
  • Citizens Network
  • Removing barriers on Public Transport
  • Supporting healthcare professionals to refer to activity
  • Improving the confidence of the existing sport & physical activity workforce.

This is about making a positive difference to disabled people and people with long-term health conditions by giving them a voice to help improve access and opportunities across the West Midlands.