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  • Fairness in sport and physical activity

    Only 4 in 10 disabled people (42 per cent) agree that sport and physical activity is fair for disabled people.

    Source:
    Activity Alliance, YouGov Survey May 2021
  • Perceptions of sport

    57 per cent of disabled people agreed ‘physical activity and exercise is for ‘someone like me’ 35 per cent agreed ‘sport is for someone like me’

    Source:
    Activity Alliance, Annual Disability and Activity Survey 2020-21
  • COVID-19 and impact on disabled people's ability to be active

    Twice as many disabled people felt that coronavirus greatly reduced their ability to do sport or physical activity compared to non-disabled people (27 per cent vs 13 per cent).

    Source:
    Activity Alliance, YouGov Survey May 2021
  • COVID-19 and the impact on disabled people's health

    78 per cent of disabled people were worried about the effect the pandemic was having on their lives.

    Source:
    Office for National Statistics, Social Impact of Coronavirus December 2020
  • COVID-19 and impact on inactivity for disabled people

    The pandemic has led to a 2.7 per cent increase in inactivity levels for disabled people (from 40.4 per cent in May 2019-20 to 43 per cent in May 20-21.

    Source:
    Sport England, Active Lives Adult Survey May 2020-21
  • Largest impairment groups

    The largest impairment groups in the UK were people with a mobility impairment (49 per cent) and stamina, breathing, or fatigue (36 per cent). 13 per cent of disabled people have a hearing impairment, 12 per cent have a vision impairment, and 14 per cent have a learning impairment.

    Source:
    DWP Family Resources Survey, 2019-20
  • Multiple impairments

    Almost three quarters (71 per cent) of disabled people have more than one impairment.

    Source:
    Sport England, Active Lives Adult Survey May 2020-21
  • Impairments and activity level

    Inactivity increases with the number of impairments an individual has. 51 per cent of people with three or more impairments are physically inactive compared to 34 per cent of people with one impairment.

    Source:
    Sport England, Active Lives Adult Survey May 2020-21
  • Social barriers

    In 2015, more than half (53 per cent) thought that as a disabled person there are more barriers to making and keeping friends. This rose to more than three quarters (77 per cent) for young disabled people aged 18-34.

    Source:
    Sense, A right to friendship? Challenging the barriers to friendship for people with disabilities 2015
  • Disabled people and hate crime

    In 2019-20, there were 8,469 disability hate crimes recorded by police in England and Wales. An increase of 9 per cent compared with 2018-19. 

    Source:
    Home Office, Hate crime England and Wales 2019-20
  • Disabled people's experiences

    In 2018, one in three (32 per cent) disabled people said that there is a lot of prejudice against disabled people in Britain. 

    Source:
    Scope, Disability Perception Gap 2018
  • Inclusive sport and activity

    Two thirds (64 per cent) of disabled people would prefer to take part in sport with both disabled and non-disabled people. In 2012, just half (51 per cent) were doing so.

    Source:
    Activity Alliance, Disabled People's Lifestyle Survey 2013