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  • Inclusive sport

    Two thirds (64 per cent) of disabled people would prefer to take part in sport with both disabled and non-disabled people, currently only half (51 per cent) are doing so.

    Source:
    EFDS Lifestyle Survey 2013
  • Non-disabled people’s experiences

    Only 14 per cent of non-disabled people are aware of having previously taken part in sport with disabled people. However, almost three quarters (73 per cent) of non-disabled people say they are open to taking part in sport with disabled people.

    Source:
    EFDS Active Together: Non-Disabled People’s Attitudes 2016
  • Perceptions about disabled people

    Two thirds (67 per cent) of people feel uncomfortable talking to a disabled person.

    Source:
    Scope, Current Attitudes Towards Disabled People 2014
  • Disabled people and hate crime

    100 disability hate crimes are committed every day in the UK.

    Source:
    Fulfilling potential, 2012
  • Disabled people and standard of living

    Disabled people are more likely to live in poverty. 18.4 per cent of disabled people in the UK aged 16-64 were considered to be in food poverty in 2014, compared with just 7.5 per cent of non-disabled people.

    Source:
    Equality and Human Rights Commission, Being disabled in Britain: a jounrey less equal 2017
  • Disabled people and education

    In England and Wales, in 2014-15 the educational attainment of children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) was nearly three times lower than for non-disabled children. Across Britain in 2015-16, disabled young people aged 16-18 were at least twice as likely as their non-disabled peers to not be in education, employment or training (NEET).

    Source:
    Equality and Human Rights Commission, Being disabled in Britain: a jounrey less equal 2017
  • Disabled people and employment

    Less than half of disabled adults are in employment (47.6 per cent), compared with almost 80 per cent of the non-disabled adult population, and the gap between these groups has widened since 2010-11.

    Source:
    Equality and Human Rights Commission, Being disabled in Britain: a journey less equal 2017