Leisure, community and civic life: key facts from the life opportunities survey interim results, 2009/10

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Great Britain. Office for Disability Issues
Office for Disability Issues
Date of publication
1 December 2010
Disabled people
Social welfare
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This information sheet presents some of the interim findings of the life opportunities survey regarding barriers to participation experienced by adults in the eight leisure, community and civic life activities. The activities surveyed were going on holiday, visiting friends, spending time with family, playing sport, charitable or voluntary work, visiting museums or places of historic interest, going to the theatre, cinema or other arts activities and going to libraries or archives. Among all adults, the most common barriers to not being able to take part in most leisure and civic activities were that they were too expensive or that people were too busy to take part. Difficulties with transport were more likely to have been a barrier for adults with impairments compared to adults without impairments.

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