New Report Shows More Progress Is Needed To Increase Disabled People’s Activity

Activity Alliance work towards making active lives possible with a vision that disabled people are active for life.

They have released a new report based on the Activity Alliance’s Annual Disability and Activity Survey, supported by Sport England that gives an in-depth comparison of disabled and non-disabled adults’ experiences of sport and activity.

Key findings include:

  • 81% of disabled adults want to do more activity than they currently do, compared with 57% of non-disabled people.
  • Disabled people are half as likely as non-disabled people to agree that ‘sport’ is for someone like them.
  • Seven in ten disabled people are motivated to be active to improve or maintain their physical health.
  • 41% disabled people said a fear of losing benefits prevents them from trying to be more active.
  • 67% of disabled people said they would listen to GPs, doctors and nurses about taking part in activity.

The report concludes with three recommendations for sport, health and other sectors:

  1. To address the wider determinants of inactivity
  2. Design and lead a choice of accessible activities
  3. Challenge perceptions through inclusive and accessible communications

Read the full report and explore the work of the Activity Alliance here.

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