What is Disability Sport?
Disability / Inclusive Sport is an important element of the work of Get Berkshire Active ensuring that people with physical, sensory and learning difficulties have equal access to sport and physical activity across Berkshire. In order to achieve our aims we work with a wide range of partners including National Governing Bodies of Sport (NGB's), Local Authorities, School Sports Networks local disability groups.
As part of our Disability / Inclusive Sport work we:
Bring partners together to provide guidance to help our partners deliver sessions which meet the needs of people with disabilities. Examples of this include our regular Sport & Physical Activity Network (SPAN) meetings and conferences.
Provide funding which gives more and better opportunities for people with disabilities SC link.
Provide training opportunities that upskill the Berkshire workforce, improving inclusive practice.
Deliver Ever Active in Reading and West Berkshire. These are physical activity sessions that support older adults (50 + in Reading) and adults in West Berkshire who are seeking to improve their health and fitness and reduce feelings of loneliness and social isolation.
Deliver Building Better Opportunities. Building Better Opportunities is a project that we work on with partners in East Berkshire that aims to improve the long term prospects of individuals with multiple disadvantages by reducing barriers that prevent them from entering and sustaining employment. Disabled people are one of the target audiences for Building Better Opportunities.
If you are interested in finding out more about the work of Get Berkshire Active relating to Disability / Inclusive Sport please contact James Craggs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Facts and Figures
According to Activity Alliance data, disabled people are twice as likely to be physically inactive (43 per cent) than non-disabled people (21 per cent).
If you are interested in getting active or taking part in disability sport there are a wide range of opportunities across Berkshire. Please see our Disability Sport Club Directory for more information.
Making Inclusive Sport in Berkshire happen
Organisations and Clubs
Get Berkshire Active Club and Facility Finder
Get Berkshire Active Activity Finder
English Federation for Disability Sport
Inclusion Hub Toolkit
British Blind Sport
UK Deaf Sport