Activity Alliance works to make active lives possible. They do this by enabling organisations to support disabled individuals to be and stay active. Their work is centred on research and insight with disabled people as well as engaging with organisations from various sectors.
Activity Alliance are an important partner in our BLMK Disability Steering Group which team BEDS&LUTON lead on in partnership with Leap, the Active Partnership for Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes. The BLMK Disability Steering Group was established in 2020 and includes a range of organisations, partners and stakeholders who share a passion for providing opportunities for individuals with disabilities and additional needs, to find out more about this group or how you can support this work please contact Johnathan Rudland or Katrina Down from our team who will be happy to discuss this with you.
Inclusive Physical Activity Training:
If you are interested in expanding your knowledge or learning how to make activities fun and inclusive for everyone, Activity Alliance have worked in partnership with UK Coaching to provide an Inclusive Physical Activity programme to equip individuals with the skills to engage disabled people and people with long-term health conditions.
For more information and to book a course, please visit HERE.
Annual Disability Survey
Our Annual Disability and Activity Survey released in June revealed that less than 3 in 10 disabled people feel encouraged to return to physical activity after the pandemic. Today, we release a report linked to this survey, which highlights the key findings from people with different types of impairments.
The wider challenges disabled people face accessing sport and physical activity can often be similar regardless of impairment or condition. Feedback from our member organisations, and disabled people, shows how useful and important it is to have a deeper understanding of the differences between the various types of impairments.
Our Annual Survey impairment report highlights the differences in key data points for people with the following impairments:
- learning, understanding, or concentrating,
- long-term health condition,
- mental health,
- visual, and
- social or behavioural
Activity Alliance have developed the report in consultation with our member organisations. It covers each impairment type and provides extra considerations and resources for the four Annual Survey recommendations.
Activity Alliance's Annual Disability and Activity Survey continues to track changes in disabled people's perceptions and experiences of sport and physical activity. Visit our research page to read our previous Annual Surveys and impairment reports.
Useful Facts and Stats
There are a number of useful facts and stats available on the Activity Alliance website they include:
Region, Gender, Age- older people disability, Disabled peoples active levels, Disabled peoples participation, Disabled people an organised activity, The role of health and sports professionals, Opportunities to be active, Motivations to be active, Attitude towards disabled people, Fairness in sport and physical activity, Perception of sport, Covid in the impact on disabled people's ability to be active, Impairments and activity level, Social barriers etc
Leisure Centre Fact Sheets
Activity Alliance has series of leisure factsheets that cover a range of top topics from developing inclusive strategies to workforce development and measuring impact. They support leaders in the leisure sector to strengthen their inclusion work and engage more disabled people.