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Approximately 160,000 people have cerebral palsy in the UK (130,000 adults and 30,000 children), a similar population to multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease. Approximately 1,800 children are diagnosed with cerebral palsy every year in the UK, which equates to an incidence rate of around 1 in 400 births.

The Activity Alliance published survey results in January 2020 with some key findings:

  • 81% of disabled adults want to do more activity but just 40% feel they are given the opportunity to be as active as they would like
  • Disabled people are half as likely as non-disabled people to agree that ‘sport’ is for someone like them (32% vs 63%)
  • Seven in ten disabled people are motivated to be active to improve or maintain their physical health

Despite the benefits of taking part in sport physically, mentally and socially, barriers still exist for people with cerebral palsy to be active and enjoy sport. Our work aims to address any disadvantages by enabling children and adults with cerebral palsy to engage and access a range of activities.

CP Sport key stats

2019

46

events held across the country

781

children and adults with cp taking part

180

volunteers helping

2020

23

events held virtually

244

children and adults with cp taking part

38

volunteers helping

Our campaigns

Each year we get involved with CP Awareness Month (March) and World CP Day (October) through events, partnerships, fundraising activity and raising awareness.

To see our latest events click below.

Boy in swimming pool
Boy in swimming pool

Our campaigns

Each year we get involved with CP Awareness Month (March) and World CP Day (October) through events, partnerships, fundraising activity and raising awareness.

To see our latest events click below.

Boy in swimming pool

#MyStory

‘#MyStory’ is for people with cp and their families to tell us about their sporting journey and the impact that has had in their own words. Get inspired here.

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