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Disability Sport

Everybody should have the opportunity to participate in sport, whatever their ability.

We are dedicated to improving the access to sport and physical activity for all disabled people within the County.

Facilitated through the Equality Standard, we are working with agencies to create an equitable sporting environment for all its members. We appreciate that sport is a tool that can unite communities, through the Equality Standard the aim is to help combat prejudice and discrimination that many disabled people experience.

Lancashire Disability Sport Forum

This group consists of a range of strategic and operational partners who share best practice and look to influence partners to improve the opportunities for disabled people in sport. The group have developed a Terms of Reference and Strategic Plan to help guide their work. They have also created an Inclusive Checklist which is aimed at Mainstream Clubs who wish to tweak their current provision to offer more inclusive sessions. This is seen as a step before the EFDS Toolkit and ultimately the Club Mark process.

The group has also implemented a number of funding opportunities for disability clubs which are accessible during 2014:

  • Open Day - if you are a club looking to host an Open Day to raise awareness of the inclusive opportunities your club has to offer then there is funding available to subsidise this. Complete the open day form to access up to £200 to cover your incurred costs.
  • Training Bursary - this bursary is accessible to any volunteer (16+) at a disability club/session, would like to attend a sports related course. Up to 50% subsidy is available, see the application form for further information.
  • ClubMark - if your club would like to achieve ClubMark, up to £100 is available to the club in order to assist you with possible costs incurred to achieve this standard. Please contact Paul Blythin for information on how to claim this.

If you have a vested interest in disability sport and would like to join the network, please contact Paul Blythin on pblythin@lancashiresport.org.uk

The English Federation of Disability Sport

The English federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) is an organisation dedicated to Disability Sport. Their aim is to be the united voice of disability sport seeking to promote inclusion and achieve equality of sporting opportunities for disabled people. For more information on The English Federation of Disability Sport please visit www.efds.co.uk.

Self Assessment Wizard

Everyone reading this page is different - height, weight, speed, skills, attitude, enthusiasm, commitment - all of these factors vary from person to person. The below wizard will therefore help you identify which sports, with the best pathways, are most suitable for you to suit your own skills and abilities. The wizard asks a series of simple questions to help determine which sports are best for you.