It's central to the Active Essex ethos that sport and physical activity should be open and accessible to everyone.
Disabled people should have every opportunity to be as active as non-disabled people. Almost one fifth of the population is disabled. Physical activity can make a fundamental difference to everyone’s quality of life yet disabled people's activity levels remain low. Four out of five disabled people take little or no exercise (Sport England, Active People Survey). However research shows that seven in ten disabled people want to increase their physical activity (English Federation of Disability Sport, Lifestyle Report). Active Essex is committed to working with key partners to increase the opportunities available for disabled people in Essex to lead an active lifestyle.