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Research and insight

Our work is driven by strong insight. We must understand and respond to disabled people's needs, to break down barriers and develop more solutions. Our growing portfolio of research leads the way in knowledge and evidence-led insight on disabled people in sport and physical activity.

We work alongside Sport England, National Governing Bodies (of sport), the National Disability Sports Organisations and disability organisations. We also work with a number of academic Institutions to ensure that the research that is conducted is relevant, up to date and answering demands in the market place.

We aim to provide detailed knowledge about:

  • The current level of participation of disabled people in sport.
  • The reasons why disabled people play sport.
  • The barriers to participation and amends and changes needed to overcome these.
  • The types of sport disabled people want to play.
  • The ways in which disabled people find out about and promote sporting opportunities.
  • Disabled people's involvement in sport provision if they are not personally participating (teaching, training, coaching).
  • Satisfaction with current sports provision and desired improvements.
  • Perceptions and attitudes of sports providers.

The research page on our website contains all research commisioned, published and released by us or in partnership.

Sport England has a useful research guide to help you create high quality research that allows you to understand the customers you're trying to reach.

You can contact our research team for more information.