There are approximately 9.4 million disabled people in England, accounting for 18% of the population. Amongst young people aged 16-25 years around 7% have a disability, with disabled children more likely to be living with low-income, deprivation, debt and poor housing.

In addition, national sports participation data shows that the proportion of young people aged 16-25 years who take part in regular sport with a limiting illness or impairment is 45.9%2, compared to 55.4% of young people who do not have an impairment or illness.

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