Disability, accessible and inclusive sport Cambridgeshire

The county has lots to offer children and young people who want to be active and try different sports.

Local clubs offer regular sessions, there are holiday activities and term-time groups. Take a look at variety of opportunities on offer. The Cambridgeshire Local Offer also lists leisure activities for children and young people with additional needs and disabilities. There are guides for Cambridge, Fenland and Huntingdonshire.

Your local district council may run disability sport sessions – you can visit:

NEW: Bootchamps for young people and adults with Down’s Syndrome

Fun, sporting activities are running on Mondays, from September 25, from 5-6pm at Meadows Community Centre, Cambridge CB4 3XJ, aimed at young people and adults (aged 12 and upwards).

the first three sessions are free to attend – £3 per session after that.

Bootchamps is being run by Cambridge City Council in partnership with Better Leisure and offer fun, weekly sessions designed to improve health, develop physical (agility, balance and coordination), build confidence, develop social skills and encourage communication skills.

Parent carers are encouraged to get involved when needed to help participants with their understanding to enable them to get the most from their sessions. Fun sports games will teach numbers, letters and colour recognition.

The sessions will cater for all levels of participants and aim to offer a positive learning environment where participation is valued and the main emphasis will be on having fun.

Information:  please email Danielle.Guy@cambridge.gov.uk

Try more activities - Living Sport's sports club database

Local charity Living Sport has kindly shared its database of disability sports clubs in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough- everything from archery to goalball, wake-boarding to trampolining – to encourage more people into sport.

So take a look at this big list of disability sports clubs which also has contact details and websites on the spreadsheet.

Living Sport is a local charity dedicated to improving the health and well-being of the people of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough through participation in sport and physical activity.

View the Disability Sports Clubs Database

Get into regular sport with the Stepping Stone scheme

The Stepping Stone scheme has relaunched – helping individuals with disabilities, additional needs and long-term health conditions to start regular sporting activities.

Thanks to support and funding from Cambridgeshire Community Foundation, the John Stewart Memorial Fund and the Healthy Fenland Fund, the scheme is back up and running, giving advice, guidance and signposting- plus an option of £50 to spend to help get started.

Run through Living Sport, the scheme is for individuals as well as sports clubs wanting to become more inclusive and accessible.

Simply register by completing a questionnaire.  All you need is the motivation to want to try an activity and get active, with the goal of continuing if they find an activity that suits you.

More information from Rebecca Gilbertson on 01487 849929 or email rebecca.gilbertson@livingsport.co.uk

Don't miss these local sports festivals ...

Cambridge Festival of Inclusive Badminton

Saturday September 23,  10am – 4pm at Cambridge University Sports Centre, Philippa Fawcett Drive CB3 0AS

The festivals are open to all ages and abilities, disabled and able-bodied alike. If you would like get involved contact Sally at Power2Inspire, a local charity creating inclusive opportunities through sport.

E: sally.gibson@power2inspire.org.uk       T: 01223 781364     W: www.power2inspire.org.uk

Huntingdonshire Disability Sports Indoor Festival

Annual indoor festival on October 1, offering visitors the chance to try out new sports.
Held at One Leisure, Westwood Rd, Saint Ives PE27 6WU

Inspire Peterborough opening fitness suite for people with disabilities

Accessible, fun and affordable exercise and fitness sessions for people with disabilities or long term health conditions are promised with a new fitness suite, opening at Inspire Peterborough in mid-September 2017.

The new Fitness Suite is not a public gym and is a collaboration between the Mobility Aids Centre in South Street, Stanground and Inspire Peterborough. Inspire Peterborough has also teamed up with the Armed Forces Partnership Board to deliver exercise, fitness and well-being sessions to ex-forces personnel with disabilities.

All sessions will be available to family members and carers.

To find out more contact Ebun Bola-Shadipe by emailing  ebun@inspirepeterborough.com