Get Berkshire Active works to tackle inequalities in the provision, access to and take up of physical activity. Two of our 'Areas of need' are Long term health conditions and disabilities. These are embedded within our work and the work of our partners that we support.
Some examples of our work
Facts and Figures
According to Activity Alliance data, disabled people are twice as likely to be physically inactive (43 per cent) than non-disabled people (21 per cent).
About 15 million people in England have a long-term condition. Long-term conditions or chronic diseases are conditions for which there is currently no cure, and which are managed with drugs and other treatment, for example: diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, arthritis and hypertension. This Kings Fund article explains more.
For individuals with a disability or long term health condition
Looking for ways to get active? Our 'get active' pages, with a specific section for individuals with disabilities and long term health conditions are a good place to start.
For individuals working with this audience
If you are an individual working with this audience you might find the following pages useful...