It is not right or fair that disabled people are the least active in our society. Sport and activity play an important role in our nation’s health. We want to create a fairer society for everyone. A place where everyone can be active however and wherever they want to be.
Our vision is fairness for disabled people in sport and activity.
Disabled people take part in sport and activity less than non-disabled people and they are twice as likely to be inactive. We call this the fairness gap. Our ambition is to close this gap within a generation by delivering our two strategic goals:
- Changing attitudes towards disabled people in sport and activity.
- Embedding inclusive practice into organisations.
Everything we do is focussed on removing unnecessary barriers and deep-rooted inequalities disabled people experience in sport and activity. As the leading voice for disabled people in sport and activity, we will not rest until every disabled person can experience the physical and mental health and social benefits that being active provides.
Our latest insight
Insight from our Annual Disability and Activity report 2022-23 shows we are not seeing enough positive trends in disabled people's perceptions and experiences of being active. Greater effort is needed to tackle the inequalities that affect disabled people in sport and activity.
Only 4 in 10 disabled people (41%) feel they are given the opportunity to be as physically active as they want to be.
Many disabled people (37%) fear that being more active will result in their benefits or financial assistance being removed.
Four in ten disabled people (37%) say the cost-of-living crisis has affected how active they are.
Yet, seven in ten disabled people (77%) want to be more active.
Our strategic objectives
Learn how Activity Alliance is helping to close the gap between disabled people’s level of inactivity and that of non-disabled people.