Activity Alliance Disability Sport Newsletter

Here’s the latest newsletter from the Activity Alliance, the disability sports organisation.

Annual survey: Need to reduce cost of living and loneliness

On 13 June, Activity Alliance released the latest Annual Disability and Activity Survey 2022-2023. It shows we are not seeing enough positive trends in disabled people’s perceptions and experiences of being active.

Read the findings for our latest survey.

Our Government asks following Annual Survey findings

Activity Alliance is calling for the disability cost of living payment be increased to at least £200 to support disabled people to stay active. This comes after a major report showed that the rising cost of living and its wider impact are having a negative effect on disabled people’s activity and wellbeing. The latest Annual Disability and Activity Survey report revealed a growing need to reduce disabled people’s cost of living and loneliness to improve activity levels.

Read our government asks

Activity Alliance plays key role in UK Coaching’s Duty To Care Hub

“The chances are, you’ve experienced great coaching. Think about what that did for you, and how you carry that forward.” These are the words of Adam Blaze, Activity Alliance CEO, as he introduces the Inclusion pillar of UK Coaching’s Duty to Care Hub.

Find out more about the Hub.

Talented junior athletes ready to shine at National Championships

Coventry will welcome more than 140 young disabled athletes this weekend for the National Junior Athletics Championships. The annual event – this year supported by People’s Partnership, which provides The People’s Pension to six million workers in the UK – has for decades given young disabled athletes the opportunity to compete in a major event.

Read more about the Junior Championships.

Young para swimmers take part in thrilling National Championships

Coventry played host to two days of thrilling action at the National Junior Para-Swimming Championships in June. More than 100 young disabled swimmers from all over the UK took to the pool. The Championships is a well-established part of the nation’s swimming pathway for young disabled people. Many world and Paralympic medallists have discovered their talent at this event over the years. Activity Alliance delivers the event in partnership with Swim England.

Read more about the Junior Para-Swimming Championships