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Active at Home

This page details everything you need to know about our Active at Home project, and the resources we created through it.

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In October 2020, the ‘Sport England Active Lives Coronavirus Report’ (Oct 2020) showed that Disabled people’s activity levels were disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. And that we experienced a larger increase in inactivity levels.

56% of Disabled people with three or more impairments were inactive, rising by 11.2% from the previous year. During this difficult time, it became more important than ever that Get Yourself Active were supporting Disabled people to be active in a way that is right for them.

Therefore, we reached out to our partners and began working with Sense and Durham University to find out how Disabled people have been staying active during the coronavirus pandemic. And what resources would help people stay active at home.

Our co-produced research

Our survey was completed by over 450 Disabled adults from across the UK. We also interviewed 40 people to talk to them in more detail about their experiences and what they would like from future resources.

We also wanted to find out what Disabled people would like from future resources to stay active at home. The aim of this was to create our own resources driven by the feedback and experiences of our community directly.

The pandemic has clearly changed people’s behaviours significantly. Many of us are feeling anxious about resuming the things we did before. Gaining more understanding about what Disabled people want and our experiences of keeping active will support providers to ensure their offer is inclusive and responsive as the effects of the pandemic continue to be felt, even as restrictions start to ease

We used the findings from our research to co-design accessible and inclusive pre-recorded videos using the experiences and feedback. The research is available in our resources hub.

You can find these videos on the Get Yourself Active YouTube.

Our project partners

Next Steps

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