Activity Alliance Annual Disability and Activity Survey
Four in five disabled people want to be more active but demand is not being met. Yet, only two in five feel they are given the opportunity to be as active as they would like to be. Worryingly, this level of inequality is resulting in a more negative experience, including social isolation for many disabled people. The findings come from our ground-breaking report ’Annual Disability and Activity Survey’, involving more than 2000 respondents.
Four in five (81%) disabled adults want to do more activity than they currently do compared with fewer than three in five (57%) non-disabled people.
Just four in 10 (40%) disabled people feel they are given the opportunity to be as active as they would like to be compared with seven in 10 (71%) non-disabled people.
Disabled people are half as likely as non-disabled people to agree that ‘sport’ is for someone like them (32% vs 63%).
Seven in ten disabled people are motivated to be active to improve or maintain their physical health.
Two in five (41%) disabled people said a fear of losing benefits prevents them from trying to be more active.
Two in three (67%) disabled people said they would listen to GPs, doctors and nurses about taking part in activity.