Research and insight

To ensure we understand and respond to disabled people's needs, our work is driven by strong insight. We aim to lead the way in knowledge and evidence-led insight on disabled people in sport and active recreation.

EFDS works alongside Sport England, National Governing Bodies (of sport), the National Disability Sports Organisations and disability organisations. We also work with a number of academic Institutions to ensure that the research that is conducted is relevant, up to date and answering demands in the market place.

We aim to provide detailed knowledge about:

  • The current level of participation of disabled people in sport
  • The reasons why disabled people play sport
  • The barriers to participation and amends and changes needed to overcome these
  • The types of sport disabled people want to play
  • The ways in which disabled people find out about and promote sporting opportunities
  • Disabled people's involvement in sport provision if they are not personally participating (teaching, training, coaching)
  • Satisfaction with current sports provision and desired improvements
  • Perceptions and attitudes of sports providers

The research page on this website contains all research commisioned, published and released by EFDS or in partnership.

If you would like to our team to keep your research on file or obtain more information about our research and insight, please contact our research team.