Partner Resources – Disability specific
The following partner resources provide the evidence, advice and support for disabled people to become more active. Please speak to a medical professional if you’re unsure about starting or getting back to exercise.
CP Sport is the national disability sports organisation supporting people with cerebral palsy to be able to access and enjoy being physically active throughout their lives.
Being part of a club and activity might be the only time people with cerebral palsy regularly meet up with each other. This can be empowering for the individual and provide an opportunity for families to network.
Dwarf Sports Association UK (DSAuk) promotes grass roots participation for people of all ages, from young toddlers to senior citizens.
Sport is used as a tool to break down the barriers of difference within society and to encourage confidence and empower people. It is not about being the best, it is about feeling good with who you are.
UK Deaf Sport aims to enable Deaf people to reach their full potential in sport, by working in partnerships with key organisations to create a sporting future that is DEAFinitely Inclusive from grassroots through to Elite level Sport.
UK Deaf Sport are keen to keep you moving. They are proud to be leading and growing online physical activities to make sure deaf people stay active.
As well as the health benefits of increasing physical activity levels, research has shown that for people with a learning disability, getting involved in sport and physical activity can have a positive impact in other areas of their lives, including social interaction and levels of happiness.
Mencap Sport works to increase the opportunities people with a learning disability have to take part in sport and physical activities.
LimbPower support amputees, individuals with limb difference and their families to engage in physical activity, sport and the arts to improve quality of life and to aid lifelong rehabilitation.
Sport and physical activity has so many positive benefits for all people, but for those with an amputation there are particular benefits. LimbPower reVAMP is a 12-week fitness and nutritional programme to support community members to remain active.
WheelPower provides opportunities for disabled people to get into sport and lead active lives. The heart of wheelchair sport from first-timers to Paralympic medallists, Wheelpower supports and promotes participation at all levels, and have seen how playing sport can enrich lives, offering tremendous physical and psychological benefits, regardless of age or ability.
Spinal Cord Injury
Guidelines have been developed for people with Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI), to raise awareness of the benefits of exercise for health improvements. The guidance, which includes infographics and videos, aims to reduce chronic disease risk in those with SCI through regular physical activity and to encourage people to maintain their ability to engage in daily life activities.
British Blind Sport enables blind and partially sighted people to have the same opportunities as sighted people to access and enjoy sport and recreational activities in the UK.
In addition to the British Blind Sport activity finder, they also offer a free online active at home programme. For anyone who’d like to get into running, England Athletics have a database of guide runners to help you get started.
See Sport Differently
See Sport Differently was created in partnership with the RNIB and British Blind Sport to tackle the biggest barriers that stop blind and partially sighted people enjoying sport and activity. Blind and partially sighted people are twice as likely to be inactive than people without sight loss. Together, they want to change this.
You can read the stories of those who have shared their journey about getting involved in activities, as well as find your own activity that is inclusive and accessible for people with sight loss by taking part in a quiz.
Support for Carers
Carers UK is a supportive community making life better for carers.
Looking after your own needs is so important when you have caring responsibilities. It’s all too easy to become exhausted and burnt out with everything you’re juggling. Carers UK provide the following guidance on how to look after yourself so that you can be stronger and more resilient for those you look after.