Being Active: Guide to support inactive disabled people to enjoy a more active lifestyle

This guide supports more disabled people to enjoy an active lifestyle. “Being Active”, by the English Federation of Disability Sport in partnership with Disability Rights UK, talks directly to disabled people. It gives inactive disabled people access to relevant information, so they have control over where, what and how they can start being active. 

Research shows that most disabled people are not as active as they would like to be. According to Sport England’s Active People Survey four out of five disabled people take little or no exercise. But that is not because disabled people do not want to be active. In the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) Lifestyle Report released in 2013, it found that seven in ten disabled people want to increase their physical activity.

The “Being Active” publication aims to improve the number of disabled people choosing to lead an active lifestyle and provides enough guidance on where to start.

Disability Rights UK teamed up with EFDS to ensure the guide reaches more disabled people across the country. In the concise, reader-friendly publication, it gives a feel for the endless choices available when thinking about the possibilities.

Being Active has been produced by and for people with lived experience of disability or health conditions.

For further information, please contact:

Sarah Marl, Marketing and Communications Manager. Email Mobile: 07764 291671

Ray Ashley, Head of Engagement. Email Mobile 07764 291663

The Being Active guide is available in accessible PDF and EasyRead formats:

Download Being Active in accessible PDF format

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