Data and learning: Long Term Disability and Health Conditions

Those with long term health conditions are half as likely to be active than those without, however, we know that moving a bit more can help prevent some, and manage many, chronic conditions. It can also help reduce the severity or impact of some symptoms. People with long term health conditions face unique barriers related to their condition, as well as societal barriers and a fear that being active might make their health issues worse. It is therefore important to work with communities to co-design solutions that address the specific barriers faced by people with long term health conditions. Here you will find the latest research related to the physical activity and sport levels, motivations and barriers of those with long term health conditions and disabilities.

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By GreaterSport

A detailed breakdown of the latest Active Lives research exploring the differences in activity levels by disability and long term health conditions across Greater Manchester.

People in wheelchairs dancing

By GreaterSport

A detailed breakdown of the latest Active Lives research exploring the differences in activity levels by disability and long term health conditions across Greater Manchester.

By GreaterSport

A detailed breakdown of the latest Active Lives research into the activity levels of people with disabilities and health conditions in Greater Manchester.

By GreaterSport

Activity Alliance have just released their Annual Disability and Activity Survey, the fieldwork for this latest edition took place from June to September 2020. This was a period during the pandemic when restrictions were being eased and included the lifting of shielding advice on 1st August.

By GreaterSport

New research examines motor competence in children and young people with a visual impairment.

By GreaterSport

New research released by Activity Alliance highlights a demand for greater training in delivering activities to disabled people. The report indicates a need for more direct, practical guidance on adapting sports. The findings show building the confidence and skills of those who deliver sports sessions can lead to more opportunities for disabled people to be active.