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People with a long-term disability or health condition are twice as likely to be inactive as those without. Worryingly, in Greater Manchester inactivity levels across this group are higher than national average figures.
Activity Alliance’s Annual Disability and Activity Survey, supported by Sport England, has been released this week giving an in-depth comparison of disabled and non-disabled adults’ experiences of sport and activity. Complementing Sport England’s Adult Active Lives Survey, the report provides greater detail on the perceptions, experiences and issues important to adults with disabilities.
New research undertaken by Activity Alliance on non-disabled people’s perceptions and attitudes of disabled people in inclusive activity has shown that there are encouraging signs of an improvement. However, there is a long way to go for the barriers to be broken down, and for inclusive sessions to become the norm.
Activity Alliance, supported by Sport England, has today released the Ten Principles film to guide providers to deliver more appealing and inclusive opportunities. If embedded within planning and delivery, the principles can be the vital ingredient for delivering activities that will support disabled people to be and stay active for life.