There are a number of different and exciting activities for all people with a disability in the city. These are all provided by established local clubs, led by experienced coaches or instructors.
We want to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to access sport and physical activity regardless of disability or additional needs. We work with local charities and organisations that support disabled people to help achieve this.
Our partner Living Sport have a map of disability and inclusive sports clubs and activities.
Sport clubs and coaches
Funding, support and advice are available to sport clubs that cater for people with additional needs or wish to do so.
Disability inclusive sport funding
A bursary of up to £200 is available to help local clubs and organisations deliver disability specific or inclusive physical activities. The bursary can be used to support or fully fund the following:
- Making your current activities inclusive – for example to provide additional coaching, publicity, equipment, or access for disabled participants
- Developing new, disability specific sessions – including hall hire, coaching, specialist equipment, publicity and so on
Contact us to ask for an application form.
Equality and safeguarding
For all coaching and club activities it is important to make sure that you understand safeguarding policies and procedures, and are aware of the Equality Act 2010.
Our county sport partnership Living Sport provides advice and guidance for inclusive activities, including how to get started and what you can do to make your club or activity more inclusive.
County and national sport organisations
Ability Plus Group
The Ability Plus Group is the county disability sports forum for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. It's a network of professionals from different organisations that promotes sport and active recreation for people with disabilities or additional needs.
The group meets on a quarterly basis with specific themes, and have objectives that they always work towards.
Activity Alliance, formerly known as the English Federation of Disability Sport, works to make active lives possible with a vision that disabled people are active for life. It supports organisations to help include disabled people more effectively.
We work very closely with our County Sport Partner Living Sport to help support national sport organisations to deliver inclusive activities locally.
These organisations include British Blind Sport, UK Deaf Sport, CP Sport, Mencap, Wheelpower, Dwarf Sport Association UK, and Limbpower.
Living Sport provides more information about these disability sport organisations.
Inclusive events and activities in Cambridge
Cambridge Lawn Tennis Club are running wheelchair tennis sessions:
- Mondays 11.30am to 12.30pm
Flyerz Hockey Club are delivering inclusive hockey sessions every month on the following dates:
- 20 and 27 January 2019
- 10 and 24 February 2019
- 3, 10 and 14 March 2019
Sessions cost £2 per person and take place from midday to 1pm at Wilberforce Road Sports Ground, Cambridge CB3 0EQ.
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