Sport and leisure
For more information on individual sports bodies please see HemiHelp’s Getting Active (children) and Staying Active (adults) leaflets
Amateur Swimming Association - Tel: 01509 618 700 Website: www.swimming.org/britishswimming Website with a section on disability swimming
Chickenshed - Tel: 020 8292 9222 Website: www.chickenshed.org.uk An inclusive theatre company for children and young people of all abilities and disabilities. It is based in North London and regularly tours to theatres around the UK. It also runs workshops, courses and outreach projects.
CP Sport England and Wales - Tel: 0115 925 7027 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.cpsport.org Promotes and seeks to increase sport and physical recreation opportunities for people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities.
Disability Martial Arts Association – Tel: 0208 245 2383 Website: www.disabilitymartialartsassociation.co.uk Has contacts with clubs throughout the UK.
Disability Sport Wales - Tel: 0845 846 0021 Email: email@example.com Website: www.disabilitysportwales.org Government organisation for the development of sport and physical activities for disabled people
Disabled Photographers’ Society - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.disabledphotographers.co.uk Encourages disabled people to take an active interest in photography as a therapeutic and creative pursuit. Has a quarterly competition for photography.
English Federation of Disability Sport - Tel: 01509 227750 Website: www.efds.co.uk Advice, guidance and information on how to participate in all manner of disability sport.
Film: Most national cinema chains are members of a scheme where if a disabled person buys a ticket a carer goes free. Forms can be downloaded from www.ceacard.co.uk to apply for a plastic card. This is not free but will pay for itself after one visit. Conditions apply.
Halliwick Association of Swimming Therapy - Website: www.halliwick.org.uk A method of swimming instruction that focuses on people with a physical/learning disability.
Playmatters - Tel: 020 7843 6000 Email: email@example.com Website: www.ncb.org.uk/play-matters In Scotland: www.smartplaynetwork.org Part of the National Children’s Bureau, this is a national network of Toy Libraries which provides information, support and advice about choice of toys which are sometimes specially adapted to your child’s needs.
RYA Sailability - Tel: 023 8060 4100 Website: www.rya.org.uk/sailability Bringing boating to people with disabilities.
Zinc Arts - Tel 01277 365 626 Email firstname.lastname@example.org Website: wwww.zincarts.org.uk An educational arts charity that works with disabled people