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Latest national activity survey reveals disabled people feel forgotten

Source: Activity Alliance 07.06.22

https://www.activityalliance.org.uk/news/7243-latest-national-activity-survey-reveals-disabled-people-feel-forgotten

https://www.activityalliance.org.uk/how-we-help/research/annual-survey

 

National charity Activity Alliance is calling for greater priority for disabled people as the country recovers from the pandemic. The leading voice for disabled people in sport and activity have released their latest Annual Disability and Activity Survey. It highlights the worrying effects on the nation’s disabled population and the need for urgent attention to tackle growing inequalities.

While last year’s survey highlighted the impact of the pandemic on disabled people, this year’s exposes the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead as we recover. More than 1,800 disabled and non-disabled respondents aged 16+ took part in the largest survey of its kind, from October to December 2021.

The responses taken during a period of eased restrictions indicate disabled people’s fears and disappointment at being forgotten. Of those respondents, 20 disabled survey participants also took part in a series of online focus groups. They shared their reactions to the findings and led discussions on this year’s recommendations.

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