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Why some disabled people fear doing sport

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A survey suggests more than two in five (41%) disabled people in the UK say a fear of losing benefits prevents them from trying to be more active. The Active Alliance has been asking people about their attitudes to doing sport, and a third of disabled respondents currently or previously in receipt of benefits said they had, or they know of someone who has, had benefits negatively impacted because of physical activity. You & Yours finds out what can be done to encourage more disabled people to doing physical activity.

Period8/01/2020

A survey suggests more than two in five (41%) disabled people in the UK say a fear of losing benefits prevents them from trying to be more active. The Active Alliance has been asking people about their attitudes to doing sport, and a third of disabled respondents currently or previously in receipt of benefits said they had, or they know of someone who has, had benefits negatively impacted because of physical activity. You & Yours finds out what can be done to encourage more disabled people to doing physical activity.

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TitleWhy some disabled people fear doing sport
Degree of recognitionNational
Media name/outletBBC Radio 4: You and Yours
Media typeRadio
Duration/Length/Size06:22-13:34
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date8/01/20
DescriptionA survey suggests more than two in five (41%) disabled people in the UK say a fear of losing benefits prevents them from trying to be more active. The Active Alliance has been asking people about their attitudes to doing sport, and a third of disabled respondents currently or previously in receipt of benefits said they had, or they know of someone who has, had benefits negatively impacted because of physical activity. You & Yours finds out what can be done to encourage more disabled people to doing physical activity.
Producer/AuthorNatalie Donovan
PersonsElliott Johnson