We’re committed to removing the inequalities that exist for disabled people in sport and physical activity. By making sport a practical and attractive lifestyle choice, we want to get more disabled people active. We will raise awareness within local communities and create and support sustainable sports sessions and clubs to deliver high quality activities. Our work will encompass all levels of sports people from grass roots to elite international athletes within the Partnership.
One in five people in England have a long-standing limiting disability or illness. Disabled people say they are nearly twice as likely to be physically inactive (43%), compared with non-disabled people (21%). This inequality increases sharply as the number of impairments a person has increases, with 51% of people with three or more impairments inactive. If these population disparities are not addressed, the inequalities that already exist for disabled people will increase.
Sport for disabled people is embedded in our work.
Parasport is an online tool to discover inclusive local opportunities to become more active based on the belief that there’s a sport or activity out there for everyone – and by highlighting inclusive activities and one-off events which able bodied and disabled people can do together, we hope Parasport can inform and inspire people to discover something new.
Their ambition is to create the UK’s biggest fun and vibrant community for players, parents and coaches to share their experiences of para sport, and find useful hints, tips and information on what’s happening near you. This includes in depth listings and all the information you need to connect to local inclusive opportunities.