Sources of information

Download the Get into Sport guide (PDF) for more information about ways to get active.

In addition to the examples covered within the guide, there are a wide variety of different inclusive activities that you should be able to access alongside other disabled and non-disabled people. There are also many disability sports, designed specifically for people with certain impairments.

Do some research, have a go at a few different sports and find the one that meets your objectives and most importantly, that you enjoy. The following organisations and sources of information provide a good starting point if you want to do some further research.

Leonard Cheshire Disability

A charity campaigning for change and providing innovative services to give disabled people the opportunity to live life their way. 
Tel. 020 3242 0200

Tri Together triathlon

An inclusive and family-friendly triathlon uniquely designed for disabled and non-disabled people to take part side by side. 
Tel. 020 3242 0239

Action for Access

Campaign to improve access for disabled people.
Tel. 020 3242 0410

English Federation of Disability Sport

The national body responsible for developing sport for disabled people in England. Their work includes the Inclusive Fitness Initiative and EFDS Events. 
Tel. 01509 227750

Sport England

Can provide a list and contact details for the Governing Bodies of Sport 
Tel. 0845 850 8508

Disability Sport Wales

The Disability Sport Wales National Development Programme is a joint initiative between the Sports Council for Wales, the Federation of Disability Sport Wales and the 22 local authorities across Wales. The scheme is aimed at developing quality community based sporting and recreational opportunities for disabled people throughout Wales. 

Disability Rights UK

A charity working to support the rights of disabled people formed through a unification of Disability Alliance, Radar and National Centre for Independent Living. 

British Paralympics Association

Information on the sports featured in the Paralympics. 
Tel. 020 7842 5789


The national organisation for wheelchair sport in the UK. They also provide funding for manual and sports wheelchairs. 
Tel. 01296 395995

The Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport, Loughborough University

This site translates research findings in areas such as training strategies and wheelchair configuration into practical outputs and guidelines for practitioners and participants to help improve health, well-being and performance in disability sport. 
Tel. 01509 226387