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
The 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.
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)
BBS 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’.
Cerebral Palsy Sport (CP Sport)
CP 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.
Dwarf Sports Association UK (DSAuk)
The 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.
English Learning Disability Sport Alliance (ELDSA)
ELDSA 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
LimbPower 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.
UK Deaf Sport (UKDS)
UK 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.
WheelPower, 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.