Recent Active Lives Survey data shows that adults with a disability in England are almost twice as likely to be physically inactive, compared with those without a disability. This national trend is reflected here in Wiltshire and Swindon, with 36.8% of those with a disability or long term health condition doing less than 30 minutes of physical activity per week, compared to 20.2% of adults with no disability. Additionally, adults with three or more impairments are more than twice as likely to be inactive.
Support to Get Started
If you'd like to be more active but are stuck on where to start, the guide below from the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) and Disability Rights UK contains plenty of information and advice to help.
We work with a range of local and national organisations to ensure that sport and physical activity is accessible to people of all ages with physical, sensory, and learning disability living in our county.
We provide a range of funded programme support and events to develop and promote opportunities for people with disabilities.
Our largest programme is Get Out Get Active (GOGA), which we deliver in partnership with the Activity Alliance and local organisations here in Wiltshire. The programme supports disabled and non-disabled people to enjoy being active together, through a range of inclusive activities.
We also work with a range of partner organisations to promote opportunities for disabled people of all ages to be active.