Listed here are just some of the many sports & activities available around the UK and Europe. If you’d like to get involved have a look below or if you know of any others not on the list, please get in touch and let us know. thanks.
They want sport and active recreation to be a meaningful experience, no matter where or how disabled people choose to take part.
They support a wide range of people, including leisure facilities, local and national organisations to include disabled people more effectively. Working with a variety of partners they provide insight, training, inclusion programmes and resources. Their knowledge and expertise helps others to deliver more inclusive and accessible programmes.
For more information click here.
Wheels for All
“The Wheels for All initiative is a nationally recognised programme that embraces all children and adults with disabilities and differing needs, to engage in a quality cycling activity providing fun and stimulating cycling across the UK.
By using specially adapted cycles, the activities are both physically and mentally stimulating and above all fun for everyone involved.
All the centres are equipped with specially adapted cycles and Wheels for All trained leaders, who have the knowledge and confidence to work with adapted cycles for participants to enjoy the benefits of cycling. The centres welcome individuals, groups and families to be involved.”
More information here.
Para Dance UK is a charity and the national governing body for Para Dance Sport in the UK. Our aim is to develop and promote dance as a sport and an inclusive leisure activity across the country.
We develop highly competitive athletes at an international level, as well as progressing dancers across the UK through regional and national competitions.
Para Dance UK offers and runs courses for people who want to provide their own inclusive dance or Para Dance Sports classes.
At a local level, we have set up groups across the UK that meet regularly to learn and enjoy dancing. We often have our local groups described as ‘families’ and that’s exactly what we want to achieve as we spread through the UK.
“Disability Sport NI provides sport and active recreation opportunities for people with disabilities and supports talented sports people with disabilities. We work hard to encourage a more inclusive society through supporting clubs and governing bodies to be more inclusive of people with disabilities and supporting sports facilities to be accessible for all. Our team also provide training for coaches, leaders and teachers whilst promoting positive attitudes towards people with disabilities through educational projects.
At Disability Sport NI we encourage everyone to Be active and Be the best.”
For information about local groups and activities please contact them here.
Disability Sport Wales – Their aim is to contribute to the Vision for Sport by creating a more inclusive sports sector where , every disabled person is hooked on sport, offering real choice as to where, when and how often people play sport. They believe that this approach will help to secure the sector’s goal of ‘more people, more active, more often’.
To find out more about what’s available and your local organisation please click here.
Limbpower’s mission is to engage amputees and individuals with limb impairments in regular and sustained participation in physical activity, sport and the arts to improve quality of life and to aid physical, social and psychological rehabilitation. They aim to increase engagement, sustained participation and promote local inclusion to help limb impaired adults, young people and children reach their potential; to put each amputee and limb impaired person in touch with the right sport and leisure activity for their needs and ability.
To provide expert knowledge and help to: the limb impaired, families physiotherapists, prosthetists, orthotists, occupational therapists, case manager, lawyers, support workers, coaches and other sport providers on how to engage and adapt sport for the limb impaired.
If you’d like to find out more, get in touch with them here.
DISABILITY SNOWSPORTS UK
DSUK believe that taking part in adaptive snowsport has the power to transform a person’s relationship with their disability. We are committed to enabling all disabled people to redefine their relationship with not just the snow, but with all aspects of their lives. We are committed to enabling all people to participate in snowsport, regardless of disability, injury, or experience.
Check out their website for venues across the UK: https://www.disabilitysnowsport.org.uk/
SurfABLE Scotland have fully accessible surfing available in Scotland. For more information and great videos check out their page here.
Step up run a swimming program for their users and their families. There is no charge for this activity. The pool at Kempston Beds has a ramped access to the pool and water wheel chairs to get you into the pool. The swimming club is now in it’s thirteenth year. Family and friends are welcome to attend this private session.
Bedford. MK42 8SZ
Check out their website here: http://www.stepup-luton.co.uk/activities1.html
Wheelchair Rugby is one of the only full-contact disability sports. Originally Wheelchair Rugby was designed for quadriplegia individuals and has now been developed to provide the opportunity for those with greater functionality than the Paralympic discipline permits. The sport is open to both men an women, and is one of the only games which allows them to compete on the same team.
Penrith Pumas Wheelchair Rugby Club
Megan and Gary have introduced the sport of Wheelchair Rugby into Cumbria to enable individuals with a Disability, Physical Impairment or long term chronic condition to access a thrill seeking, full contact, all-inclusive sport. No matter what level of ability a person has, there is a place for everyone.
Email: [email protected]
Mobile: 07399 539 027
WINTER SPORTS TRAVEL
This could be really handy for someone looking to start or go skiing after a lengthy break (post-recovery) but require some additional assistance and are unsure what their best options are.
The interactive accessible winter sports tool provides useful information about the types of adaptive equipment that could be used, find out if specialised instruction or nearby medical facilities could be accessed at many resorts based in Europe.
Winter sports are becoming more accessible than ever before, but finding the right place or activity can be tough.
Check out this handy tool to find sports and resorts in Europe that are tailored to your needs.