How to start
Most disabled people are not as active as they’d like to be. According to Sport England’s most recent survey, four out of five disabled people take little or no exercise. But that’s not because they don't want to. The English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) research found that seven in ten disabled people want to increase how active they are.
So if you are not as active as you would like to be, but don’t know how to start, EFDS has a guide to help you find ways to be active. The guide, from English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) and Disability Rights UK, provides the information you need in a quick, easy format.
Even if you’re not sure being more active is beneficial or even possible for you, read our Being Active Guide to see how you can get started. It is for everyone with lived experience of disability or health conditions.
EFDS promotes many local opportunities here. We also have partnerships with local and UK wide organisations. Some of these are the National Disability Sport Organisations. They can offer advice and opportunities for people with specific impairments. You can also find local IFI Gyms.
We hope you find enough information on our site to get you started. Get in touch and tell us how you enjoy being active too!