National Disability Sport Organisations (NDSOs) provide opportunities for people with specific impairments to take part in, as well as offer advice and support. For many disabled people, the NDSOs are the starting point to get involved in sport and if they choose to develop their talent. They support National Governing Bodies of sport to deliver more inclusive programmes and work closely with the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) to achieve their collective aims.
If you are interested in learning more, contact one of the organisations below:
English Federation of Disability Sport
To be the strategic lead for sport and physical activity for disabled people in England providing support to National Governing Bodies and a range of other partners to develop sport for disabled people in England.
Contact: www.efds.co.uk , JCook@efds.co.uk or telephone 01509 227750
British Blind Sport (BBS)
Since its formation in 1976, BBS has become the leading voice for blind and partially sighted people in sport and leisure in the UK. From grassroots to Paralympic representation, BBS encourages participation in sport at all levels
Contact: www.britishblindsport.org.uk , firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01926 424247
Cerebral Palsy Sport (CP Sport)
CP Sport are the sports organisation for people with Cerebral palsy. They provide advice and guidance as well as delivering sporting opportunities to people of all abilities, from play to performance.
Contact: www.cpsport.org , email@example.com or telephone 0115 9257027
Dwarf Sports Association UK
Launched in 1993, the Dwarf Sports Association UK aims to make opportunities accessible to anyone of restricted growth in the UK.
Contact: www.dsauk.org , firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01246 296485
Mencap Sport is the national organisation promoting and developing sport for people with a learning disability across England.
Contact: www.mencap.org.uk/sport , Martin.Lees@mencap.org.uk or email@example.com
Special Olympics Great Britain (SOGB)
SOGB is a provider of year-round training and competition opportunities for people with a learning disability across England, Scotland and Wales. They also offer a “Find a club” service, accessed via http://specialolympicsgb.org.uk/find-a-club1
Contact: www.specialolympicsgb.org.uk , firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 0207 2478891
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 information on sporting events throughout the UK and are linked and affiliated to ICSD (the International Committee of Sports for the Deaf) as well as Deaflympics.
Contact: www.ukdeafsport.org.uk or email email@example.com or telephone 07944 467980
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. Through its annual programme of events, links to its member sports associations and other organisations, WheelPower supports individuals to find sports which they are passionate about.
Contact: www.wheelpower.org.uk , firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01296 395995
LimbPower is a National Disability Sport Organisation that supports amputees and the limb impaired reach their sporting potential. The Charity’s mission is to engage amputees and the limb impaired in regular and sustained participation in recreational and competitive sport, to improve quality of life and aid physical, social and psychological rehabilitation. LimbPower aim’s to put each amputee and limb impaired person in touch with the right sport and leisure activity for their needs and ability.
Contact: www.limbpower.com , Andy@limbpower.com or telephone 07503 030702