Just over 7 in 10 disabled people (72%) agree that the coronavirus pandemic has made sport and physical activity less fair for disabled people.
This is one of the headline findings of a new YouGov poll commissioned by Activity Alliance, the leading voice for disabled people in sport and activity. The poll also revealed that only 3 in 10 (30%) disabled people agree that disabled people have the same opportunity to be active as non-disabled people.
Today, they launch their new 2021-2024 Strategy – Achieving Fairness, with an immediate focus on how to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The strategy sets out a response to the issues raised by the pandemic. It also identifies four key objectives for the organisation over the next three years (2021-2024):
- Champion disabled people’s voices and maximise Activity Alliance’s visibility
- Use high-quality expertise and insight to educate and inform decision making, and influence policy
- Address inequalities through collaboration, improving engagement and delivery with and for disabled people
- Maximise the use of investment and that of our partners to enable disabled people’s activity.