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Opportunity for disabled people to share thoughts and experiences about volunteering in sport and physical activity

Friday 19 May 2017

If you’re disabled and have volunteered in physical activity or sport, what would you have to say about it? Was it rewarding? Were there obstacles?

The English Federation of Disability Sport is keen to understand more about the experiences of disabled people who volunteer in physical activity and sports and have asked us, Revealing Reality, to find out. Your experience, good or bad, can help us improve opportunities and experiences for disabled people in volunteering. In particular, we’d like to know:

  • Why did you volunteer?
  • What role did you play?
  • How did you get into it?
  • What aspects were rewarding?
  • Were there any barriers/challenges?
  • Under what circumstances do you think disabled people are likely to volunteer?
  • Did the organisation do anything to support you as a disabled person? Could they have done?

Who are we?

We are Revealing Reality (formally known as ESRO), a social research agency based in London, UK. We do a lot of work that spans the design, charitable and service industries, including an end of life care project for Macmillan Cancer Support and a project around aids and adaptions for people living with arthritis for Arthritis UK. Our aim is to immerse ourselves in people’s day-to-day lives to try and understand what life is really like.

Given the personal nature of what we do, we are very sensitive to data protection and are committed to ethical rigor. We therefore abide by the codes of conduct of the SRA (Social Research Association), the ASA (Association of Social Anthropologists), the AQR (Association for Qualitative Research), and are currently regulated by the MRS (Market Research Society). Data from all respondents is anonymised. Full details can be provided on request.

Next Steps

If you’re keen to share, and you think you could spare some time to be interviewed (in person or on the phone), then please get in touch!

Tel: 020 7735 8040



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