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Disability Networks Toolkit

Boy in wheelchair playing basketball - London Sport's Disability Networks Toolkit

London Sport releases toolkit to help create new Disability Networks

Original Article londonsport.org

A new toolkit to guide the development of Disability Networks supporting increased levels of physical activity and move the city closer to an Active Inclusive Capital has been published by London Sport.

The Developing Disability Networks Toolkit outlines the support available from London Sport as the organisation continues efforts to support deaf and disabled Londoners be physically active as outlined in our An Active Inclusive Capital strategy.

The toolkit explains the benefits of creating a network, key recommendations and includes a range of useful templates.

The networks, already successfully set up with London Sport support in Barnet, Lambeth and Southwark amongst others, bring like-minded stakeholders together to enable deaf and disabled Londoners to be more active.

Despite a 2.1% rise in the number of deaf and disabled adults considered active in the UK, figures from Sport England still show though that, as a group, they’re twice as likely to be inactive as non-disabled people.

Disability Networks offer boroughs the opportunity to develop better community and social infrastructure to ensure that activity better meets the needs of deaf and disabled people across the capital.

The networks aim to bring together a diverse membership to share learning and expertise, open a range of funding opportunities, and create influence on borough-wide physical activity and sport strategies.

Alex Gibbons, London Sport’s Specialist Advisor for Disability, said:

“The development of borough Disability Networks is a priority for London Sport in the coming year and I know this toolkit will prove to be a vital component of this in the long-term.

“We will continue to review and adapt the resource over time so that it remains up-to-date and relevant for all partner organisations based upon their own experiences.

“Deaf and disabled Londoners remain significantly less active than their non-disabled counterparts and expect our new toolkit to be a key part of countering this inequality.”

Download the Developing Disability Networks Toolkit here.


Disability equality training courses

Disability equality training courses with DSC

Disability equality training courses with DSC and London Sport

New Disability Equality training to improve access to sport services for disabled people

A bespoke workshop aiming to improve the knowledge and confidence of sport, tourism and leisure professionals

Disability Sports Coach and London Sport have partnered to deliver disability equality training courses that aim to ensure disabled people have improved experiences when accessing sport services and facilities in London.

The tailored, bespoke course improves individuals’ knowledge and understanding of barriers that deaf and disabled people may face in a sports facility, reasons why it is important and beneficial to make services inclusive and how organisations can effectively engage with deaf and disabled people.

Who is the course for?

This is an introductory course suitable for any organisation that provides services in sport, leisure and tourism.

What the course delivers?

  • Understand the business case for providing inclusive services
  • Identify steps that could be taken to remove specific barriers in your facility
  • Understand the Equality Act 2010 legislation
  • Explore different methods of communication
  • Explore how to use terminologies appropriately

The course is 3 hours long with a comfort break

Book a course for your organisation

The course can be delivered at your venue with just your staff, at a time and day that is convenient.

To book or for any queries email louis@disabilitysportscoach.co.uk or call 020 7021 0973.

Cost & Requirements

£600 + tutor travel expenses. A 20 person capacity classroom is required.

After the course you will

  • Gain a London Sport certificate
  • Be confident and more knowledgable about including disabled people at your facility or within your services

“As a trusted partner and recent London Sport Workforce Award winners – Disability Sports Coach have the passion and experience to provide London’s physical activity and sport workforce with the knowledge and confidence to better engage deaf and disabled people. I encourage anyone delivering opportunities for deaf and disabled people to do this course, and to work with us to create An Active Inclusive Capital.”

Alex Gibbons, Specialist Advisor for Disability – London Sport


London VI Sport & Activity Day!

London VI Sport and Physical Activity Day

We are pleased to support a FREE sports taster event in London for people with a visual impairment. Come along and enjoy an action-packed day of Tennis, Zumba, Football, Goalball, Climbing, Cricket, Gymnastics and much more!  Register online for the London VI Sport and Physical Activity Day

This is a truly inclusive event whether you are a sports fanatic or just getting started. It’s fun for all ages, with a different activity timetable for children and adults on the day as well as gentle activities for those who want to take a slower pace.

Open to anyone with a visual impairment aged 8 and over, including their friends and family.

Join British Blind Sport and London Vision, Illuminate Freedom, the Royal Society for Blind Children and London Sport at Westway Sports Centre, London on Saturday 7th July 2018 from 10.30am to 4pm. Registration for the event is now open. Register online for the London VI Sport and Physical Activity Day

When and Where

Date: Saturday 7th July   Time: 10.30am to 4.00 pm

Venue: Westway Sports Centre, London W10 6RP

 Get Involved!

For further details please contact Alex Pitts, Participation Officer
on telephone:  07929 356428 or email alex@britishblindsport.org.uk


London Sport: An Active Inclusive Capital

Blueprint for a Physically Active City 

A Strategic Plan of Action for Disability in London

An Active Inclusive Capital builds on the Blueprint for a Physically Active City to highlight the role we all have to play in supporting deaf and disabled Londoners to be as physically active as non-disabled Londoners.

Achieving these goals requires cultural change, and cultural change is not dictated, but shared and shaped collectively. This is an opportunity for collaboration, and an opportunity to create meaningful change for deaf and disabled Londoners. This plan introduces four strategic priorities, and the outcomes and objectives that will lead to their success.

These priorities are: 

  1. Establish deaf and disabled people as central to the development of physical activity and sport policies, programmes and delivery
  2. Build and maintain collaboration between organisations inside and outside of sport to reach more deaf and disabled people and inspire increased levels of physical activity
  3. Ensure organisations are supported and encouraged to create and deliver inclusive activities
  4. Develop a more representative, motivational and well-trained workforce

London Sport are grateful for the support of all organisations that have contributed to the development of An Active Inclusive Capital, in particular: the Greater London AuthoritySport EnglandEnglish Federation of Disability Sport and Inclusion London.

The Mayor of London, Sport England and London Sport have set out the Blueprint upon which London will become the most physically active city in the world.  It sets the foundation of why London is special and unique, but also the serious challenges we face in the future. The Blueprint sets out to either exploit or mitigate these, to help London become the most physically active city in the world.

Blueprint 2017

Read the Blueprint for a Physically Active City

To build on the principles of the Blueprint for a Physically Active City, we will be releasing a series of Strategic Plans of Action to direct focus on to specialised areas of the physical activity and sport sector in London.

SPOA cover small

An Active Inclusive Capital

An Active Inclusive Capital is the first strategic plan of action to be launched and highlights the role we all have to play in supporting deaf and disabled Londoners to be as physically active as non-disabled Londoners. The Blueprint for a Physically Active City is designed to help make London the most physically active city in the world. To make this possible, we need to better engage the hardest to reach groups and support them into sustained physical activity.

Download An Active Inclusive Capital here

How does London move you? London moves me because…


Original Article by https://londonsport.org

London sport have been asking Londoners to share with us, through social media, how they are getting active around the city. London Sports campaign ambassadors have been leading figures in promoting our campaign ethos since the beginning.

Just what is it about London that gets our ambassadors moving?

David Garrido – Sky Sports News Presenter

“Now that it’s summer, we have absolutely no excuse! So, get on social media and join us for this – #LDNMovesMe.”


Susie Rodgers MBE – Gold and Bronze Paralympic medallist

“London moves me because I love the diversity of the city and I am very proud to be an ambassador for the #LDNMovesMe campaign.”

Roy Smith MBE – Metro Blind Sport

“London moves me to make sure everybody living with sight loss has the opportunity to enjoy sport and a healthy lifestyle.”

Khara Mills – GoodGym 

“London moves me, literally moves me to move more. London is so impressive when you’re on your feet moving about rather than on public transport.”

Born Barikor –  Founder of Our Parks

“London moves me because it’s social, it’s fun, you can bring your neighbours and most of all, Turn Up Tone Up!”

Julie Creffield – Founder of Too Fat To Run

“London moves me to have adventures and to find out more about the city I live in, get to know people as well as explore how the city is constantly changing as it is never just the same.”

London Sport would like to say a huge thank you for the continued support from David GarridoRoy Smith MBESusie Rodgers MBEPerri Shakes-DraytonKhara MillsBorn BarikorBen QuilterGoldie SayersFrancois ‘Forrest’ MahopNaomi Honeyand Julie Creffield. Let’s keep working towards being the most active city.

Head over to Get Active London now to explore sessions from London’s sports clubs and activity organisers.

During the month of May, we are running our #LDNMovesMe competition where you can win a sports massage along with a host of other great prizes by sharing how London moves you, using the hashtag, #LDNMovesMeFor more information click here.