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Guidance to close the activity gap for disabled people in poverty

Posted: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 09:14

Guidance to close the activity gap for disabled people in poverty

A disability action group has released guidance for sport and leisure providers to support disabled people from low-income households to be active.

The Activity Alliance factsheet provides insight on how deprivation affects some disabled people's lives, and considers how providers can plan, target, and deliver more appealing and accessible opportunities for disabled people affected by poverty.

Poverty is a complex problem that affects millions of people in the UK. Half of all people in poverty are either disabled themselves or live with a disabled person – that's around 7 million people. Disabled people from lower socioeconomic groups are much more likely to be physically inactive than disabled people from higher socioeconomic groups, and three times more likely to be inactive than non-disabled people from higher socioeconomic groups.

Created in partnership with Professor Tess Kay, Professor of Sport, health and social science at the University of Stirling, the Activity Alliance factsheet covers the following topics:

  • Poverty among disabled people
  • Activity levels among low socioeconomic groups
  • How low socioeconomic status impacts activity - factors that can influence disabled people
  • Considerations for successful engagement and delivery

View the new factsheet, and visit Activity Alliance's engagement page for more engagement factsheets.

Tags: Disability