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Being active is good for everyone's health and wellbeing.

An Overview of Disability Sport

The Activity Alliance, aim to make active lives possible with a vision that disabled people are active for life.

There are also a number of National Disability Sports Organisations including Parasport, British Blind Sport, Cerebral Palsy Sport, Dwarf Sports Association, Mencap, Special Olympics East Midlands, The Limbless Association, UK Deaf Sport, LimbPower and Wheelpower.

Events featured in the Paralympic Games includes: archery, athletics, boccia, cycling, equestrian, football, goalball, judo, powerlifting, sailing, shooting, swimming, table tennis, volleyball, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair fencing, wheelchair rugby and wheelchair tennis.

Benefits

Being physically active is a lifestyle choice proven to provide social and personal benefits. Physical activity boosts the immune system, provides natural pain relief, improves strength and balance, and can also help to build confidence and reduce stress.

Involvement

For local disability sport opportunities and information, please contact us here at Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport.

The Parasport website also provides information on disability sports opportunities in the UK. Contacting a National Disability Sport Organisation (listed above) is also a good starting point to get involved in sport and for those wanting to develop their talent.

Find Disability Sport Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

National Governing Bodies

British Paralympic Association

Contact Name
General Information
Contact Email
info@paralympics.org.uk.
Contact Telephone
020 7842 5789

Hood Park Leisure Centre

Hood Park Leisure Centre in Ashby-de-la-Zouch offers a wide range of facilities and services

Thera Trust

Thera is a charitable group of companies which support people with a learning disability with a diverse range of needs, providing a range of support across the UK for around 3000 people with a learning disability.

Active Northants Lockdown Live - 'Dance your way through Lockdown!'

Active Northants Lockdown Live - 'Dance your way through Lockdown!'

Born to Perform online sessions start with a warm welcome and introduction to the tutors including a fun and informal ice-breaker involving participants. Tutors will then give an overview of the structure to the session to follow and desired outcomes. There will be a motivating group warm up carried out to age relevant, stimulating music. Followed by step by step choreography with adaptations for all abilities for beginner up to advanced level dancers. The choreography will be recapped and added to at each session until a whole dance routine is complete and ready to be performed.

Active Northants Lockdown Live - 'Dance your way through Lockdown!'

Active Northants Lockdown Live - 'Dance your way through Lockdown!'

Born to Perform online sessions start with a warm welcome and introduction to the tutors including a fun and informal ice-breaker involving participants. Tutors will then give an overview of the structure to the session to follow and desired outcomes. There will be a motivating group warm up carried out to age relevant, stimulating music. Followed by step by step choreography with adaptations for all abilities for beginner up to advanced level dancers. The choreography will be recapped and added to at each session until a whole dance routine is complete and ready to be performed.

Barchester Charity Foundation - Reconnecting Disabled people with Local Community

Barchester Charity Foundation - Reconnecting Disabled people with Local Community

Barchester’s Charitable Foundation is a registered charity that helps older people and other adults with a disability across England, Scotland & Wales. This year our focus is about connecting or re-connecting people with others in their local community. Applications that combat loneliness and enable people to be active and engaged will receive our highest priority in 2019.

Kate Scott

Sports Development Officer (Equity Delivery & Operations)

01509 564867

Partners

  • Equality Standard
    Harborough LSA
    Active Leicester
    Sport England
    Melton LSA
  • Active Rutland
    Active Partnerships
    O&W LSA
    Charnwood LSA
    H&B LSA
  • Leicestershire County Council
    Blaby LSA
    Safeguarding
    NWL LSA

Partners

  • O&W LSA
    Harborough LSA
  • Charnwood LSA
    H&B LSA
  • Blaby LSA
    Leicestershire County Council
  • NWL LSA
    Active Leicester
  • Equality Standard
    Active Partnerships
  • Active Rutland
    Safeguarding
  • Sport England
    Melton LSA