Sports Association

UK Sports Association (for People with Learning Disability)

Website: http://www.uksportsassociation.org/

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 020 7490 3057 (9.30 am – 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday).  You may reach our answerphone during these and at other times, please leave us a message and we willreturn your call.

Address: UK Sports Association for People with Learning Disability, PO Box 1318 Enfield, Middlesex EN1 9ZH

The UK Sports Association (UKSA) supports talented athletes with Learning Disability in the UK to excel in National and International competitive sports.

We work with sports governing bodies and other agencies to ensure that athletes with learning disability are included at all levels, with the appropriate support and training needed.

We implement, manage and lead the eligibility and classification system for athletes with learning disability from across the UK and across a number of sports.

We select, manage and support the GB Team at various Championships, including the Inas Global Games and support the athletes and families to be as prepared for the rigors of international sport. In some sports, we support the National Governing Bodies as they select and manage athletes to Inas World and European Championships.

We are the organisation that implements, manages and leads the eligibility and classification system for athletes from across the UK.

We work to raise the profile of sport for people with learning disability, and raise the profile of the athletes whilst celebrating their successes across the sports. We challenge outdated attitudes to open the way for people with learning disability to have a choice and control in their daily lives. We advocate a cultural change in approach to disability.

 

Find us on Face Book @uksportsassociation and Twitter @uksapld

Registered Charity Number 1050767

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Wheelpower

Website: https://www.wheelpower.org.uk/

Email:  [email protected]

Contact Form: https://www.wheelpower.org.uk/contact

Telephone: 01296 395995  

Address: Stoke Mandeville, Guttman Road Stoke Mandeville, Buckinghamshire HP21 9PP 

Wheelpower: The British Wheelchair Sports Foundation (BWSF) is the national organisation and charity for British Wheelchair Sport.

The aim of the organisation is to provide, promote and develop opportunities for men, women and children with disabilities to participate in recreational and competitive wheelchair sport

We have been providing opportunities in sport for people with physical impairments for nearly 70 years.

Based in Stoke Mandeville, the home of the Paralympic movement, WheelPower is at the heart of wheelchair sport.

While sport can develop confidence and improve your health, it’s also a great way to put a smile on the faces of those taking part. Each year, WheelPower supports over 100,000 disabled people to participate in sport and activity across the country.

Wheelyboat Trust

Wheelyboat Trust (The)

Website: https://www.wheelyboats.org/

Email:  [email protected]

Contact Form: https://www.wheelyboats.org/contact

Telephone: 01798 342222

Address: Andy Beadsley, Director,The Wheelyboat Trust, North Lodge, Burton Park, Petworth West SussexGU28 0JT

Our work benefits people of all ages with a wide range of sensory, learning and mobility impairments.  Wheelyboats can be operated independently by disabled people who are less dependent on others; they can organise their own trips and can train for and attain RYA powerboating and other qualifications increasing their skills and enabling them to mentor others.  (The Royal Yachting Association’s new schemePowerabilityhas the specific aim of encouraging more disabled people on the water in motor and powerboats).  Those at the opposite end of the scale of independence enjoy the sensory stimulation of being on the water.  For people with complex needs like autism and epilepsy, boating activities have been shown to provide a calming experience enabling them to take an interest in their surroundings.  For older people whose mobility is declining, Wheelyboats play an increasingly important role in helping them remain active.

 

Find us on Face Book @Wheelyboats and Twitter @WheelyboatTrust

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WRDLAC Wrekin Retirement and Disabled Living Angling Club

Website: N/A

Email: N/A

Telephone: Bob Painter 07468 580535 or Bill Duddell 07976 897590

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The aim of the club is to help retired people and those living with a disability who fish or who would like to try fishing on the bankside, to join in our activities.

What can the club do for you?

  • Get you out weekly during the summer
  • Get you out to make new friends

If you want to try fishing for the first time, we can lend you equipment to get you started.
We will help you as much as we can always (not just when fishing)

Call Bob Painter 07468 580535 or Bill Duddell 07976 897590 for further information.

 

 

Find us on Face Book and Twitter

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Stourport Sports Club (British Cycling Disability Hub)

Website: http://stourportsportsclub.co.uk/index.php?page=cycle-track

Email:  [email protected]

Telephone: 0161 274 2071 (British Cycling)

Address: Stourport Sports Club, Kingsway, Stourport On Severn, Worcestershire DY13 8BQ

British Cycling Disability Hub – Stourport

  • HSBC UK Disability Hub is based at Stourport Cycle Circuit and provides monthly sessions delivered by British Cycling coaches.
  • The disability hub sessions provide monthly traffic-free coaching for people with physical and learning disabilities.
  • The sessions aim to improve rider’s technique, fitness and confidence in a safe, fun and challenging environment.
  • The hub sessions help riders with a range of goals: whether to get into a new sport, meet new friends, improve fitness and confidence on a bike, rehabilitate from injury or train for competition.
  • The Stourport disability hub also has a range of adapted equipment on-site which includes handcycles, tandems and trikes, making the sessions accessible for those who don’t have access to their own bike.
  • We also like to encourage all family members to take part in the sessions.

For details of other activities at Stourport Sports Club click here: http://stourportsportsclub.co.uk/index.php?page=home-2

Aerobility

Aerobility (British Flying Charity)

Website: https://www.aerobility.com

Email: [email protected]

Contact Form: https://www.aerobility.com/contact

Telephone: 0303 303 1230

Address: Head Office and All Correspondence,Aerobility, Blackbushe Airport, Camberley GU17 9LQ 

Aerobility is a registered charity founded in 1993 offering disabled people, without exception, the opportunity to fly an aeroplane.

For some, just that amazing first flight is enough to change their outlook on disability forever:

Others, realising that the fantasy of flight is truly in their grasp, decide to continue their training – many all the way to securing a Private Pilot’s Licence, some even with an outlook to commercial flying.

Aerobility provides ‘experience of a lifetime’ trial flying lessons for as many terminally ill and disabled people as possible every year, also subsidised flying days for other disability charities and at-cost instruction and qualification flight training to disabled people.

A User Led Organisation (“ULO”), Aerobility is run largely by disabled aviators, for disabled people. Through various fundraising initiatives and careful management strategies we allow disabled people to fly for a fraction of the commercial rate.

Aerobility also provides advice, knowledge and advocacy for disabled people who wish to fly, and is the representative body for disabled aviation within the UK.

Vitist our website to find out more, including our Aviation programmes for young people https://www.aerobility.com/aviation-activities-and-education

 

 

Find us on Face Book and Twitter @Aerobility

 

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Flyability (hang gliding and paragliding)

Website: http://www.flyability.org.uk

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: N/A

Address: Flyability, 8 Merus Court, Meridian Business Park, Leicester LE19 1RJ

Flyability is the disability initiative of the British Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association. The BHPA is the UK governing body of the sport of hang gliding and paragliding. We are a small group of volunteers that work in our spare time to make free flight accessible to anyone who wants to fly.

 

Find us on Face Book @flyability and Twitter @flyabilityuk

Registered Charity Number 1059197

British Blind Sport

British Blind Sport

Website: https://britishblindsport.org.uk/

Email: [email protected]

Contact Form: https://britishblindsport.org.uk/contact/

Telephone: 01926 424247 

Address: British Blind Sport,Pure Offices, Plato Close,Tachbrook Park,Leamington Spa, Warwickshire CV34 6WE

‘British Blind Sport prides itself on making a visible difference through sport as we know that taking the first step into participating in a sporting or recreational activity can change lives for the better’

At British Blind Sport, we help blind and partially sighted people to get active and play sport. We encourage adults and children to participate in activities at all levels, from grassroots to the Paralympic Games.

Find us on Face Book @BritishBlindSport and Twitter @BritBlindSport

Registered Charity Number 1168093

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Candoco Dance Company

Website: http://www.candoco.co.uk/

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 0207 7046845

Address: Candoco Dance Company, 2T Leroy House, 436 Essex Road, London N1 3QP

Candoco Dance Company is the contemporary dance company of disabled and non-disabled dancers.

At the heart of our work are our national and international productions, created by world class choreographers for audiences to enjoy. Alongside these, through our Learning projects and activities we provide access to the highest quality of work for people participating in contemporary dance for pure enjoyment, or as part of a developing career.

We are a passionate, dedicated team of people and we want to show you what dance can be, and who can dance.

If you are looking for in depth information about Candoco Dance Company, click this link for  our Student Resource Pack.

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Find us on Face Book @candoco and Twitter @candocodance

Registered Charity Number: 1040524

DSActive

DSActive

Website: https://www.dsactive.org.uk/
Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 0333  1212 300

Address: DSActive, Down’s Syndrome Association, Langdon Down Centre, 2a Langdon Park
Teddington, TW11 9PS

DSActive is a programme run by the Down’s Syndrome Association (DSA).

We aim to provide as many opportunities as possible for people with Down’s syndrome to lead active and healthy lives. We started in 2006 by offering a football session for people with Down’s syndrome with Fulham FC Foundation. Since then we have grown into a national programme offering many different sports. We offer expert training to coaches, run festivals to celebrate the achievements of our athletes and support people with Down’s syndrome to achieve coaching qualifications.

On our website https://www.dsactive.org.uk/ you will find Football, Tennis and Athletics sessions, as well as links to Activities Near You, pages on Healthy Living and we have all our pages in Easy Read and much more.

DSActive Partner Club: 

This is  club that offers impairment specific sports sessions in partnership with DSActive; these clubs will have received our coach education workshop.

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury Town FC

Shrewsbury Sports Village

Shrewsbury Town Community Sports Trust was delighted to launch the first of many Down’s syndrome football sessions in 2015 with eight children attending.  Although only forming at the beginning of the year Shrewsbury had a successful day at the 2015 National Festival finishing runners up in the white group. Click here to see website link: https://www.dsactive.org.uk/football-session/shrewsbury/

Follow us on Face Book @DSActive1 and Twitter @DSActive

Registered charity No. 1061474