We tackle loneliness among disabled people
Disabled people are four times as likely to experience chronic loneliness than non-disabled people. Sport England found that increases in loneliness since COVID-19 have been higher in disabled people than the non-disabled population.
How are we making a difference?
Our Community Clubs bring disabled people together each week in safe, welcoming enviroments across London. Specialist coaches and friendly volunteers use the unique power of sport to enjoy more active lives, make new friends and feel part of the community.
Members tell us the main reason for joining our activities is not to play sport, but to meet friends! Prior to joining their local club, 50% felt left out of their community, and 54% lacked any companionship whatsoever. Since joining our clubs:
– 97% felt more confident
– 93% felt better at socialising and felt part of their community
We know we have much more to do. The pandemic and cost of living crisis means mental wellbeing is worse than ever for disabled people.
That’s why we ask for your support to put mental health among disabled people on the map. Together, we can create a world where disabled people and non-disabled people enjoy equal opportunities to keep active and connected with their communities.