9 October 2018
Source: British Blind Sport
The Activity Alliance have just published a new piece of research, commissioned by DSAuk, which examines disability benefits and people’s fear of losing their benefits if seen to be too active: ‘The Activity Trap – Benefits of Being Fit?’
Over half of the participants involved in this study said that they were likely to be more active if benefits weren’t at risk of being taken away. Additionally, over a third of those questioned have had, or known someone who has had benefits sanctioned or removed as a result of being physically active. This means that disabled people, who make up a fifth ok the UK population and currently the least active group in society, are missing out on the positive social, economic and health outcomes of being active, out of fear of losing the financial support that they are entitled to.
Further information on the British Blind Sport website