Local Contacts and Resources
The English Federation of Disability Sport
The English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) was established in September 1998 as the strategic lead and umbrella body for disabled people in Sport and Physical Activity throughout England. Their vision is that disabled people are active for life.
The Inclusion Club Hub has been created by the EFDS so more disabled people can be included in club activities. Clubs can use it as an audit tool to find out how inclusive they are as a resource to support the clubs development.
The EFDS have also developed a venue accessibility document, aimed at anyone involved in running or working in a Sports Club. The Access for All: Opening Doors booklet aims to break down one of the main barriers for people with a range of impairments.
For more information about the EFDS please visit their website; http://www.efds.co.uk or speak to the local engagement officer;
Mark Fosbrook- Engagement Officer (Midlands & South West) English Federation of Disability Sport
British Blind Sport
British Blind Sport is the leading voice for the visually impaired community across the UK. BBS encourage people to participate in sport at all levels, from ‘grassroots’ to Paralympic representation. BBS develop new and existing sporting opportunities and provide related support and advice to increase participation and independence in sport and recreation.
Address: Pure Offices, Plato Close, Tachbrook Park, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV34 6WE
Main Tel No: 01926 424247
Sports Advisor: Logan Gray, National Partnership Manager
M: 07792 710570
CP Sport is the sports organisation for people with cerebral palsy, providing sporting opportunities to individuals of all ages and at all levels from the recreational through to International competition.
Address: 5 Heathcoat Building, Nottingham Science Park, University Boulevard, Nottingham, NG7 2QJ
Main Tel No: 0115 925 7027
Sports Advisor: Andy Brittles
M: 07954 655539
Dwarf Sports Association UK
The Dwarf Sports Association UK is a nationwide registered charity offering a wide range of sport, leisure and recreational activities for people with a restricted growth condition. Events are held regionally and nationally, on a regular basis throughout the year, and are suitable for all ages from birth to adult.
Address: PO Box 4269, Dronfield, S18 9BG
Main Tel No: 01246 296485
Sports Advisor: Nigel Burton
M: 07712 572884
Limb Power was launched in November 2009 to engage amputees and individuals with limb impairments in physical activity, sport and the arts. They offer advice and guidance and develop supporting resources working with many partners. They run multisport events for adults and children around the country as well as sport specific days.
Address: Whitecroft, Tandridge Lane, Lingfield, Surrey, RH7 6LL
Sports Development Officer: Andy Brittles
M: 07503 030702
Mencap Sport is the national organisation that promotes and develops sport for people with a learning disability by supporting elite athletes, running events and competitions in a variety of sports, and developing recreational sporting opportunities across England.
Address: Mencap Sport, Mencap, 123 Golden Lane, London, ECY1 0RT
Main Tel No: 0808 808 1111
Twitter: @mencap_Charity or @LDsportalliance
Sports Advisor: Faye Dixey
T: 02076 965574
M: 07432 636637
Special Olympics GB
Special Olympics GB provides people with an intellectual (learning) disability of all abilities, the opportunity for year round participation, training and competition in a variety of sports at a local, regional, national and international level.
Address: Corinthian House, 1st Floor, 6-8 Great Eastern Street, London, EC2A 3NT
Main Tel No: 020 7247 8891
Sports Advisor: Sara Lunn
M: 07432 636639
UK Deaf Sport
UK Deaf Sport is the recognised leading Governing Body of Deaf Sport in the United Kingdom. A registered charity which aims to encourage deaf people to participate, enjoy and excel in sport. We provide Expertise, Engagement and Endorsement on deaf sport throughout the UK. Affiliated to ICSD (International Committee of Sports for the Deaf) and Deaflympics.
Address: SportPark- Loughborough University, 3 Oakwood Drive, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3QF
Main Tel No: See Sports Advisor Contact Details
Sports Advisor: Clive Breedon
M: 07944 467980
WheelPower - British Wheelchair Sport
WheelPower, the national charity for wheelchair sport aims to provide, promote and develop opportunities for disabled people to participate in sport and physical activity and lead healthy active lives. The charity owns Stoke Mandeville Stadium, a sports complex suitable for a wide range of sports and physical activities at the internationally recognised birthplace of the Paralympic movement.
We use our expertise, annual programme of events, and partnerships with organisations such as national governing bodies of sport, to introduce people to wheelchair sport and support them to find a sport or activity that they are passionate about and enjoy.
Address: Stoke Mandeville Stadium, Guttmann Road, Stoke Mandeville, Buckinghamshire, HP21 9PP
Main Tel No: 01296 395995
Sports Advisor: Chris Turner
M: 07889 716669