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Sport England, the English Federation of Disability Sport and National Disability Sports Organisations are working together to support disabled people to be more active.

English Federation of Disability Sport

efdsThe English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) exists to make active lives possible and ensure that millions of disabled people can lead active lifestyles. Dedicated to disabled people in sport and physical activity, EFDS supports a wide range of organisations to include disabled people more effectively. The national charity has a vision that disabled people are active for life.

For more information visit www.efds.co.uk email: federation@efds.co.uk Twitter: @Eng_Dis_Sport Telephone: 01509 227750

There are eight National Disability Sport Organisations (NDSOs) recognised by EFDS, who provide opportunities for people with specific impairments to take part in sport and physical activity, as well as offer advice and support. For many disabled people, the NDSOs are the starting point to get involved in sport and physical activity. 

 

National Disability Sports Organisations

British Blind Sport (BBS)

bbsBBS provides visually impaired (VI) people with the opportunity to participate in sport and physical activity. They run a national event programme and number of ‘have a go’ days in a range sports for VI children and adults. BBS prides itself on ‘making a visible difference in sport’.

Website: www.britishblindsport.org.uk Email: info@britishblindsport.org.uk Twitter: @BritBlindSport Telephone: 01926 424247

 

Cerebral Palsy Sport (CP Sport)

CP SportCP Sport is the country’s leading sports organisation supporting people who have cerebral palsy to reach their potential. They provide advice and guidance on getting active, along with opportunities for people of all abilities to take part in sport.

Website: www.cpsport.org Email: info@cpsport.org Twitter: @CP_Sport Telephone: 0115 925 7027

 

Dwarf Sports Association UK (DSAuk)

DSAuk-logoThe Dwarf Sports Association UK aims to make regular sporting opportunities accessible and enjoyable to anyone of restricted growth. They promote and develop recreational and competitive sport and physical activity opportunities across the UK.

Website: www.dsauk.org Twitter: @dwarfsportDSAUK Telephone: 01246 296485

 

English Learning Disability Sport Alliance (ELDSA)

ELDSA__logoELDSA is a partnership between Special Olympics Great Britain and Mencap Sport. Who work together to promote sport and physical activity opportunities for people with a learning disability. They believe that people with a learning disability should have the same sporting opportunities of non-disabled people.

ELDSA Twitter: @LDSportAlliance

Mencap website: www.mencap.org.uk/sport Email: sport@mencap.org.uk Telephone: 0207 696 5584

Special Olympics GB website: www.specialolympicsgb.org.uk Email: info@sogb.org.uk Telephone: 0207 247 8891

 

LimbPower

LimbPowerLimbPower supports amputees and people with limb impairments reach their sporting potential. Regular participation in sport and physical activity can improve quality of life and aid physical, social and psychological rehabilitation. The Charity aims to put each amputee and limb impaired person in touch with the right sport and leisure activity for their needs and ability.

Website: www.limbpower.com Twitter: @LimbPower Telephone: 07502 276 858

 

UK Deaf Sport (UKDS)

uk-deaf-sportUK Deaf Sport encourages people who are deaf or hard of hearing to participate, enjoy and excel at sport. They provide advice, support and promote events that enable more deaf and hearing of hard people to reach their full potential in sport and physical activity.

Website: www.ukdeafsport.org.uk Email: office@ukds.org.uk Twitter: @deafsport

 

WheelPower

WheelPowerWheelPower, the national charity for wheelchair sport, provides opportunities, facilities and equipment to enable disabled people to participate in sport and lead healthy active lives. They promote and develop opportunities in recreational and competitive sport for individuals with a physical or locomotor impairment.

Website: www.wheelpower.org.uk Email: info@wheelpower.org.uk Twitter: @WheelPower Telephone: 01296 395995