If you would like to access sport and physical activity such as going to the gym, swimming, running or just generally keeping fit there are a number of organisations that can provide advice and support.
Local Authorities (LAs) aim to provide opportunities for participation in sport for all sections of the community. They distribute information and organise sport-related projects, classes, programmes, coaching, club development and training for those who want to participate for fun and those who are interested in competition.
Within LAs more information on activities can either be found on their website or by getting in contact with the Sports Development team.
To find your Local Authority visit:
County Sports Partnerships (CSPs) are networks of local agencies committed to working together to increase participation in sport and physical activity. Partners include National Governing Bodies of Sport and their clubs, school sport partnerships, local authorities, sport and leisure facilities, primary care trusts and many other sport and non-sporting organisations. County Sports Partnerships provide strategic support to develop sport and physical activity within their respective county and will have a good overall knowledge of opportunities available within your county.
To find your local CSP visit:
National Governing Bodies (NGBs) represent, organise and promote their specific sport within England or UK. They vary greatly in size and scope from British Wheelchair Basketball, to British Water Ski and therefore there are too many to list.
If you are looking for information on a specific sport it is recommended that you get in contact with the relevant NGB.
To find out more information on a specific sport visit:
LimbPower, the national disability sport organisation for people with limb loss or limb impairment, provides opportunities, advice and guidance to enable disabled people to participate in sport and lead healthy active lives. Through its annual programme of events, links to its members and other organisations, LimbPower supports individuals to find sports, which they are passionate about.
For more information on sport and physical activity you can visit www.limbpower.com alternatively get in contact via 07503 030702 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Alongside getting in contact with LimbPower, detailed below are a number of other organisations that can support in providing information on a specific sport or opportunities in your local area.
WheelPower are dedicated to providing opportunities for disabled people to find a sport they enjoy and provide opportunities throughout the year to introduce people to wheelchair sport. With sports events in London, Birmingham, Glasgow and an advisor programme at some of the Spinal Injury Centre’s around the country WheelPower have been able to help even more people. Our work has contributed to a rise in the number of disabled people playing sport in recent years. Currently 17.2% of disabled people play sport once a week, a rise of 224,700 over the last nine years.
Cerebral Palsy Sport is the country’s leading national disability sports organisation supporting people with cerebral palsy to reach their sporting potential. We providing disability sports, such as football, swimming, athletics, bowls, table cricket and adapted sports. We also offer expert, specialist support to parents, support workers, teachers, coaches, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, sport providers and other professionals on how to adapt sports for people with cerebral palsy.
Sport England is committed to helping people and communities across the country create sporting habits for life.
This means investing in organisations and projects that will get more people playing sport and creating opportunities for people to excel at their chosen sport.
The British Paralympic Association (BPA) is the National Paralympic Committee for Great Britain (GBR), and is responsible for the United Kingdom's participation in the Paralympic Games.