Useful disability resources to help those with a disability get active
There are hundreds of useful disability resources, sites and guides available. These aim to help those with a disability get active.
Whether you’re already active, or looking to become more physically active with a disability, we can support you.
Here are a few sites and some downloadable resources to get you started. But, if you’re unable to find what you’re looking for, get in touch and we’ll try our best to help.
Activity Alliance are the leading voices in ensuring everyone can take part in sport. They have produced resources which can help you in getting physically active with a disability. We’ve picked out a few we think might help.
Check out the Activity Alliance website for more, and get in touch with our team if you need help.
Adults with disabilities
For many disabled people, being physically active can feel really difficult. Some sports feel too challenging whilst others aren’t very accessible. However, we’re fighting to change this.
Thankfully, there are several charities and partnerships working together to ensure physical activity is accessible for everyone. Here are a few to get you started:
NHS: Get active with a disability
A guide to getting active if you have a disability or long-term health condition.Find out more
Get Out, Get Active
Get Out Get Active (GOGA) is an exciting programme that supports disabled and non-disabled people to enjoy being active together.Find out more
BBC: Get Inspired
A BBC guide on how to get into disability sport.Find out more
Children with disabilities
It can be hard for children to find the confidence to try new sports and physical activities. They may be scared of failure or judgement. Plus, it can be scary trying something new, no matter your ability.
This is why we’ve pulled together some resources to support children in getting active.
Action For Healthy Kids
Including All Children: Physical activity and health for kids with disabilitiesFind out more
Accessible activities for everyone: There are lots of ways to keep disabled children and young people active – start off by choosing activities your child is interested in and adapt them.Find out more
Get Kids Going!
Get Kids Going! is a national charity which gives disabled children and young people the opportunity to participate in sport.Find out more
Other useful disability resources
If you’re looking for more information, check out the files below. They show how to get active with a disability, and also how it can help your mental health.
If you have any trouble accessing these or need them in a different format, please let us know. Alternatively, if you can’t find what you’re looking for, contact us and we’ll do our best to help.
If you can’t find what you’re looking for or need help, let us know. Similarly if you need any advice on getting active, you can check out our Active at Home section, or send us an email. We’ll also be able to advise on how you can get moving!
Sports Development Officer
- Safeguarding lead
- Disability sport