Information in your local area
Information is one of the biggest barriers to disabled people getting active. There are organisations that provide directories and information services about what is available in different areas but people and supporters are not always aware of these services. We have provided some links below to resource directories and activity lists.
Your local County Sport Partnership (CSP) – go to the CSP network website and search for your local CSP using the ‘Your CSP’ map, click on the link to your local CSP and look for the club finder or sports directory. You can then search for the activity or sport you are looking for.
Your local Leisure Trust – go to the Sporta website and click on the interactive map to find your local Leisure Trust. You should be able to find information on different physical activity and sport sessions near to you.
Better Leisure Centres – affordable opportunities to get active including gyms, swimming pools and exercise classes.
Local authorities – Your local authority may hold information on their website about leisure opportunities near you.
English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) events – go EFDS webpages for local sporting events and training related to disability sport.
- I want to go to EFDS and find out what is in your area
- What is a National Disability Sport Organisation?
Disability Action Alliance – has created a resource page which provides links to information for physical activity and sport providers, who want to encourage more disabled customers and for disabled people who want to take part in physical activity. These links have been collated by Disability Action Alliance members which we hope you find useful.
Particular sports in your area at Parasport – if you are interested in a particular sport or want to find out what sports you can take part in, you can visit the Parasport website which will help you find clubs and coaches in your area.
Your local Disabled Peoples User Led Organisation (DPULO) – go to the Disability Rights UK resource directory to find your nearest disabled people’s organisation. You can search by name or area.
Services available to disabled children and their families – Go to SENDirect for information on activities available to your disabled child and the Local Offer. A range of providers are on the directory and you can search according to what you are looking for or by area.
Small community based services – Small Good Stuff powered by Community Catalysts links people, organisations or groups who offer support, care or services to people in their local community on a very small scale with people who need care or support to live their life.
- I want to find out about small community based service near me
- Visit the Community Catalysts website to find out more about the work they do
Haven’t found what you are looking for? Get in touch with Get Yourself Active here.