It is a FREE Level 2 Gym Instructor and Level 3 Exercise and Disability Course with an Industry Placement.
It is for disabled people who are age 16 and over.
We are looking for people who can use their own experience of overcoming barriers to exercise and improving physcal function and/or mental health, to inspire and support other disabled people to exercise.
On Saturday 10 June 2017, Step Change Studios launched its inclusive Latin and Ballroom dance classes at the Abbey Centre in London.
The launch class was a fantastic start to the summer term course, with many wheelchair participants ranging from professional and competitive dancers to people who were dancing for the first time. The classes provided many previously sporty participants with the chance to get active again.
The first class covered Waltz and Cha Cha. Rashmi said:
“Everyone was amazing – they followed well, had great energy and worked well as a group as we changed partners throughout the session.”
It would be great to see as many wheelchair users as possible interested in dance join the class – and to bring friends and other people they think will be interested in being standing partners. It’s a great way to be active and creative, and it can be enjoyed as a social, fun experience or as a way to perform and compete for people that want an athletic, progressive pathway.
After the first class one participant said:
“It was great to see what we could do with our wheelchairs, and fun to learn different dances. The teacher noticed when people needed assistance.”
There are only five more classes (last class July 15th) until a Summer break but classes will return in the Autumn.
Vivacity would like to invite you to their Free Summer Sports Day which will have a number of activities to try. The activities will be delivered by local clubs, county coaches and our own local programme coaches. The event is open to anyone with a disability (learning, physical, sensory) or long term health condition as well as carers.
Activities include classic and adapted forms of:
Thank you to Guide Dogs, Sense and PAB for their support in creating a day that people with Sensory Impairments can enjoy through on-site support, planning and assisted crossing points on Bishops Road, due to the road works.
There is a link from all the sports into continued regular participation as we are keen to make opportunities available to promote an active lifestyle.
British Blind Sport and Birmingham Vision are working in partnership to deliver a sports taster event for blind and partially sighted people in Birmingham on Thursday 22 June from 10am until 4pm as part of Birmingham’s Inclusive Sport Festival. The event is free of charge and open to anyone who is blind or partially sighted, providing an opportunity to try a wide range of sports.
Returning to the city from Saturday 17 to Sunday 25 June, the 5th annual Birmingham Inclusive Sports Festival will run a fantastic programme of sporting activities for those with and without disabilities to try alongside their friends and family members. To celebrate the event, British Blind Sport and Birmingham Vision are delighted to showcase visually impaired (VI) sport, offering anyone with a visual impairment the opportunity to try new activities with a multi-sport taster event. Confirmed activities for the day include: Football, Cricket, Goalball, Gymnastics, Judo, and more (subject to change).
Alaina MacGregor, British Blind Sport CEO, said, “We are delighted to be able to provide these opportunities for the VI community to try different activities locally and find out what a positive effect sport can have on their lives. Rio 2016 has no doubt sparked interest for many people and we hope that these events will provide new opportunities for those living with sight loss to see if sport is for them.”
Bernadette Dawes, CEO Birmingham Vision stated, “Birmingham Vision are proud to be working in partnership with British Blind Sport to put on Have a Go Days, to give people with a visual impairment a chance to try out different sports and hopefully discover a passion or hobby to pursue. Sport plays such an important part in the lives of many blind and partially sighted people and Have a Go Days ensure that more people will get an opportunity to experience some of the many things on offer.”
For further details please telephone: 07929 356428 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. British Blind Sport also needs volunteers to help out at these events, so if you can spare some time to help the visually impaired and blind attendees enjoy the day fully, please get in touch.
For other events that may be going on near you visit our events page.
Coming this June disabled people and friends/family members can learn how to cha-cha, rumba or samba as Step Change Studios launches their inclusive Latin and Ballroom dance classes in London. The classes will be at a lovely accessible space at The Abbey Centre, 34 Great Smith Street London SW1 3BU in Westminster. There will be 6 weekly classes every Saturday starting at 3.30-4.30 with a break for the summer then returning with regular classes from September. The launch class on 10th June is free. In consultation with participants there will be a review of the class format over the summer (for example whether people would like a longer class, different levels and so on).
Compared with commercial Central London providers’ rates, Step Change will only charge participants £9 per class.
The Summer Festival 2017 is a free sports event for all disabled people, acting as an end of year celebration for all those that attend our Community Clubs in London. The day is open to any one even if you haven’t joined your local Community Club.
The event will have over 20 different sportsand activities delivered by our partner organisations so you can find out about more opportunities to get active in your local area!
To attend simply turn up! If you are an organisation and want to bring a group, please email Louis from Disability Sports Coach at email@example.com to let us know.
For other events that may be going on near you visit our events page.
Metro Blind Sport welcomes athletes of all ages and experience throughout the UK to join them in their annual competition’s 41st year!
The morning Festival of Athletics will once again provide those new to the sport a wonderful opportunity to try out running, jumping and throwing in a fun and relaxed atmosphere, supported by Qualified Coaches. If you haven’t tried an event before and want to compete in the afternoon, or are looking to improve your performance this is the place for you.
The event takes place at Mile End stadium on the 17th June. This is free and open to all ages and abilities for people living with sight loss.
LimbPower is a National Disability Sports Organisation supporting amputees and individuals with a limb impairment to reach their potential. As a charity, our vision is to change lives through the power of sport, physical activity and the arts.
NOW Dance Festival is an annual celebration of Dance in Cheshire. The Festival provides a platform for community dance groups, dance in education, student dancers and professional artists.
Building on the success of last year, Now Dance Festival 2017 will be divided in to three parts: daytime workshops and performances; the launch of a conversation surrounding the creative case for cultural diversity in dance and an evening dance platform.
NOW Dance is about bringing people together, celebrating the potential and commitment to dance in Cheshire, and providing opportunities for much needed debate and conversation. NOW Dance is delivered in partnership between Cheshire Dance and the University of Chester and supported by Cheshire West and Chester Council and Arts Council England.
Date: Thursday 4th May 2017
Format of the Day
10.45am-12.15pm, workshops / sharing
45am-11.45am An inclusive dance workshop for Cheshire Dance Community Groups, Fallen Angels Dance Theatre’s Chester group and University of Chester Students
45am-12.15pm Some of the participant groups will celebrate their work by sharing their pieces with other groups and participants.
6.00pm-6.45pm Cultural Diversity Debate
Open to dance artists/professionals, HE staff and students and anyone interested in cultural diversity in dance
A selected panel will engage with attendees in a discussion surrounding dance and cultural diversity in the Northwest that will lead to future conversations and to affect positive change for dance in the Northwest
6.45- 7.15pm Drinks / Nibbles
7.15pm-8.45pm Performance Platform
Performances from DOPE Groups, Homegrown Groups, Chester University Groups, Sir John Deane’s Groups, Iselin Brogeland, Ella Performs as well as 2 dance film by Chysalis and Jo Cork
Open to the public. £5 (£4 concessions) Tickets available on the door.
This forthcoming Easter will see the Community and Education Trust introduce a new activity camp for those with a disability.
Held at Fulwood Leisure Centre, Blackbull Lane, Fulwood, North End’s official disability sport and activity camp will be running on specific days throughout Easter acting as respite to parents and carers and enjoyable worthwhile camps for participants.
The holiday activity camp is available for people with a disability and combines coached sports, team games, competitions and fun activities.
The camp, ran in conjunction with the Play Inclusion Project (PIP) will be led by qualified coaches with full DBS and safeguarding check, costing £15 a day per participant.
Like our soccer school camps held at PNE’s Community Training Centre, players of Preston North will be in attendance to meet participants.
Please note that the scheme is not suitable for young people who require support with changing or the administration of medication throughout the day.
The participant will need to bring with them a packed lunch, swimming costume, towel and any medical necessities e.g. inhaler for everyday of the camp.
Dates of Easter Disability and Sport and Activity Camp are as follows:
Monday 3rd April
Wednesday 5th April
Friday 7th April
Monday 10th April
Wednesday 12th April
Thursday 13th April.
10am until 3pm everyday.
For info and booking, call 07768 000 350 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
On Wednesday 26 April 2017 Choice Unlimited will team up with Get Yourself Active partner Leicestershire Centre for Integrated Living to host a UK wide roadshow on independent living and is the first of its kind nationally.
The roadshow is aimed at disabled people, older people and carers. Choice Unlimited will showcase the diversity of information, services, products, ideas and innovation that is available to support living all under one roof.
This event gives disabled people the chance to learn about the services available to help them to live independent lives – right on their doorstep!
You are invited to the first ever Rivertime Accessible Regatta on the River Thames – a showcase of the wide variety of accessible activities for disabled children and young people in the Thames Valley
On Wednesday 14 June, over 400 pupils from local special needs schools will take part in the Rivertime Accessible Regatta and for many this will be their first experience with competitive bell boating, accessible sailing, wheelchair powerboating and canoeing. Organisers, Rivertime Boat Trust together with Give Them a Sporting Chance have also called upon other charities and organisations to provide a chance for the regatta participants to try out other land-based accessible sports, such as new age curling, archery and wheelchair basketball.
Why is this event unique?
The Rivertime Accessible Regatta is the first event of its kind in the Thames Valley and will be the first competitive sporting event for many of the participants. The regatta will see several hundreds of pupils taking part and some schools are also planning to bring some of their Year 10 trainee Sports Leaders to support the teams.
The Rivertime Accessible Regatta does not aim to be a stand-alone event and plans are already underway to make this an annual event on the river. In addition, participants are encouraged to follow through with the ‘chain of goodness’, by raising funds for a charity of their choice in whatever way they choose; while the organisers are in discussion with other organisations along the River Thames to stage similar events.
What is the opportunity?
Find out about the benefits of getting disabled children and young people on the water and learn about the challenges these activities pose
Discover which accessible sports are taking place in the Thames Valley
Gain insights on accessible sports from a variety of experts available for interview, including:
Simon and Pat Davis MBE, Rivertime Boat Trust Chairman and Co-founder
Anne Wadsworth OBE, Give Them a Sporting Chance Director
Lucy Herbert, Rivertime Boat Trust Head Skipper
Jonathon Hobbs, Hobbs of Henley Managing Director and Rivertime Boat Club Trustee
John Jenkins MBE, SportsAble President
Peter May, Rivertime Accessible Regatta Director
Charles Reed, English Federation of Disability Sports Chairman and Sport England Trustee
Be inspired by the volunteers and carers’ enthusiasm in ensuring that disabled children and young people get the chance to enjoy a fulfilling life
When and where?
Wednesday 14 June 2017, 10am – 2pm
You are invited to drop in at any time, but please let us know your expected time of arrival, so that we can meet your needs: arranging interviews and photography as required.
More information on the schedule of the day will become available in due course.
Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre,
Bisham Village, Marlow Road, Bisham, Marlow SL7 1RR
You are invited to the Easter Sports Day 2017 – a free event giving all disabled people aged 11 years and over the opportunity to take part in a variety of sports and some friendly competition
The day will showcase new sports for DSC including Boxercise and old favourites including Cricket, Cycling and Wheelchair Dance. The focus will turn to a friendly competition in New Age Kurling and Cricket to see which club comes out on top to win the club trophy.
GB Paralympian Swimmer Kate Grey is to attend the third Easter Sports Day.
When: 5th April 2017 – 10am – 2:30pm Where: Kensington Leisure Centre, W10 6EX Drop in sports: Boxercise, Cycling, Wheelchair Dance, Cricket Competition: New Age Kurling & Cricket Cost: Free
Peepul centre is situated in the heart of Leicester, just minutes from the city centre. Have regular buses from the city. We are also short taxi journey from the train station. There is also ample free parking within the onsite car park including dedicated disabled bays. I kindly request your support to promote the above event to your relevant contact.
Build-up to the second annual FA Disability Cup Finals Day intensifies this month with a series of events looking ahead to the showpiece day at St George’s Park on 6 May.
With a world-class backdrop, the country’s largest football event of its kind will feature domestic disability finals in Powerchair, Blind and Cerebral Palsy football.
Additionally for this year, finals will be contested in Amputee and Deaf football.
The FA Disability Cup ensures that players within impairment-specific football have a national FA competition which they can take part in with dreams of reaching St. George’s Park for finals day.
It is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the achievements of the players, coaches and volunteers involved in our partner competitions, and provides a platform for raising awareness of the opportunities that exist for everyone within disability football.
Director of National Game and Participation, Kelly Simmons, said:
“Following the success of last year’s inaugural FA Disability Cup, we are all looking forward to another successful event.
“We remain committed to ensuring this is a landmark day to look forward to on the football calendar each year.”
To find out more about the FA Disability Cup Finals Day and the dates of the impairment-specific events visit the FA website.
The session will be led by Samanta Bullock and Mark Bullock, assisted by Jack Dowsett and Manoj Soma, a flyer attached.
We will be running two sessions simultaneously for beginners and more experienced players. We have limited sports chairs so please register your details before you attend the session. If you interested in participating the above session please send the following details asap.
Contact details: Mobile:
Do you own a Sports Wheelchair? Yes/No
If the answer is no. What is the size of the Wheelchair you would like to use from the centre? Small/Medium/Large
How long have you been playing Wheelchair tennis?
Which session would you like to join? Beginners/Intermediate/ Advanced
After a very successful and rewarding 2016 delivering cycling sessions in Hillsborough Park on Thursdays, GYA partner Sheffield Cycling 4 All are delighted to be able to offer a second day for people to come along and enjoy their accessible bikes.
We are seeking volunteers to join our new Tuesday team who are able to commit to a regular work pattern. You would need to be available 9.30am-3.30pm
If you’re comfortable with people and happy collecting data then we need your help greeting our cyclists, recording their details if they’re new, taking payments and providing drinks/hospitality from our hub on the hard courts.
We need help getting people on bikes, choosing and sizing an appropriate bike for them, assessing their ability (control and braking) and ensuring their safety. We encourage our cyclists to enjoy the park and it would be great if you were happy to occasionally pilot one of our side by side tandems or take a wheelchair user on one of our wheelchair carrying bikes. You will need to be alert to our cyclists using the park in case any of them get into difficulties.
What we can offer
Volunteers get lunch from Lily’s and we can reimburse travelling expenses. Disability Sheffield will organise a DBS check for you. Huge smiles are guaranteed!
If you are interested in either role or something in the middle then please get in touch. We’re launching our 2017 season on Thursday 23th March and will begin Tuesdays as soon as we have a team able to deliver.
Please phone or email us at Disability Sheffield and we’ll get Rodger who will be running our Tuesday sessions to get in touch with you.
Tel: 0114 2536750 or email: email@example.com
Disability Equality North West is teaming up with Preston City Trampoline Club to put on a Disability Gymnastics taster day.
What will be involved?
Come along to our free Discover Gymnastics day where we will be offering disabled people of all impairments the chance to try trampolining, freestyle gymnastics and gym challenge. You don’t need any experience of gymnastics before; activities will be suitable for complete beginners.
You can find us at Preston City Trampoline Club, Lane Ends Trading Estate, Blackpool Road, Preston, PR2 2DS. Buses run regularly to the club; if you are planning to use public transport let us know and we will help you to plan your route. Once you arrive, there is free parking outside the centre and someone will greet you at Reception to show you
where to go.
What do I need to bring?
You don’t need to bring anything in particular; we will have some refreshments for all participants taking part. Wear something comfortable e.g. a t-shirt and tracksuit bottoms, and bring a pair of socks to wear on the trampoline. Feel free to come with a friend!
How can I get involved?
If you’d like to hear more or would like to attend, please contact Fiona Robson to book your free place on 01772 720941, 07793893367 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Fiona will be happy to answer any questions you may have and would be keen to discuss any communication or access needs that the club can support on the day.
March is Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month and CP Sport is running its Get. Set. Raise. 2017 appeal campaign. They want you to be a part of it.
Here is the chance for you, your friends and family, your school or company to make a positive difference to the lives of people with cerebral palsy!
CP Sport is aiming to raise £10,000 to provide more opportunities for children and young people with cerebral palsy and other physical disabilities to take part in sport. Hitting our £10,000 target would mean up to 400 children and young people will have the chance to try sport for the first time
Please click here for more details and to download your free Fundraising Pack!
£20 could pay for medals and certificates for 20 children attending an AthleticStart event
£50 could pay for a lifeguard to be on duty at one of our SwimStart events
£250 could pay for a Table Cricket set enabling 16 young people with physical disabilities to experience the thrill of sporting competition