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  • Multiple impairments

    In 2009-2012, almost three quarters (73 per cent) of disabled people had more than one type of impairment.

    Sport England, Active Lives Adult Survey November 2017-18
  • Participation in leisure activities

    In 2012-2014, disabled adults were much more likely than non-disabled adults to report being limited in leisure activities (28 per cent vs 3 per cent). Leisure activities include sport and physical activity, arts and entertainment, outdoor recreation, home-based leisure, visitor attractions and social activities. 

    Equality and Human Rights Commission, Being disabled in Britain: a journey less equal 2017
  • 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.

    Activity Alliance, Disabled People's Lifestyle Survey 2013
  • Perceptions about disabled people

    In 2014, two thirds (67 per cent) of people feel uncomfortable talking to a disabled person.

    Scope, Current Attitudes Towards Disabled People 2014
  • Disabled people and hate crime

    In 2018-19, there were 8,256 disability hate crimes recorded by police in England and Wales. An increase of 14 per cent compared with 2017-18. 

    Home Office, Hate crime England and Wales 2018-2019
  • Living standards

    In 2013-14, disabled people and non-disabled people who lived with a disabled person made up almost half (48 per cent) of all people in poverty. More than a quarter (28 per cent) of people in poverty were disabled themselves. 

    New Policy Institute, Disability and Poverty: Why disability must be at the centre of poverty reduction 2016
  • Disabled people and education

    In 2018, just 27 per cent of 19-year-olds with special educational needs (SEN) had attained a level 3 qualification (A level or equivalent) compared to 63 per cent of pupils without SEN. 

    Department for Education, Level 2 and 3 attainment by young people aged 19 2018