We are committed to increasing the quantity and improving the quality of sport and physical activity opportunities that are available to people with disabilities.
active disability month 2019
We’re delighted to once again be working with partners from the Tyne & Wear Disability Sport Forum to deliver ‘Active Disability Month’ this September. The campaign encompasses a number of different aspects including: a networking event, #PassOnYourPassion campaign and a calendar of inclusive sports sessions taking place in Tyne & Wear in September. To find out more, please click on the button below.
Club and Activity Finder
Our North East Club & Activity Finder has been developed to make it easier for people to find out about the sport and physical activity opportunities that are available.
If you click on the link below and select the ‘disability sport’ option from the drop-down menu, this will enable you to see specific disability sessions based on the postcode and radius you have entered.
In addition, you can also search by sport/physical activity type, which will bring up a range of mainstream sessions. Many of these will cater for people with disabilities, although you’d need to check with each provider beforehand.
National Disability Sport Organisations
If you require any additional information regarding disability sport, we’ve compiled a list of all the disability sport organisations that work across the country. Please click below for their contact details.
In addition, by clicking on the link below you will also find the relevant contact details of all of the NGB (National Governing Body) sports specific officers, who will be able to provide advice and guidance in relation to their sport.
Local Authority offers
Every local authority in England has a statutory duty to produce a ‘Local Offer’, which outlines the details of all services available to children and young people with special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities in that area. Each of our five local authority area ‘offers’ can be accessed by clicking below.
Tyne & Wear Disability Sport Forum
We co-ordinate and chair the Tyne & Wear Disability Sport Forum, which was established in 2007. The Forum brings together a wide range of key partners on a quarterly basis with the aim of increasing the quantity and improving the quality of sport/physical activity opportunities for people with disabilities. The action plan for the group can be found by clicking here.
To read the Forum’s terms of reference, please click the button below.
Active disability month 2018 - case study
Working with partners involved in the Tyne & Wear Disability Sport Forum, every September we hold an ‘Active Disability Month’. The aim of this campaign is to raise awareness of opportunities for disabled people to become more active, increase the profile of disability sport, as well as providing training opportunities for local organisations.
To read the case study from our inaugural ‘Active Disability Month’ in September 2018, please click on the link below.
North east disability tennis network
We are a key partner on the North East Disability Tennis Network, which is led by the Lawn Tennis Association. The aim of the network is to get more disabled people involved in tennis across the North East as players, coaches, officials and volunteers.
For an overview of disability tennis across the country, please click on the link below.
North East Disability Sports Awards
The North East Disability Sports Awards celebrate the fantastic achievements and contributions that athletes, coaches, clubs and schools have made to disability sport across the region over the previous year.
They are organised by the Active Partnerships in the North East and take place on an annual basis in March/April.
To read about the awards which took place in March 2019, please click on the link below.
Safeguarding for people with disabilities
The NSPCC’s Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) works to safeguard children in sport, and they have produced information for safeguarding deaf and disabled children in sport, which can be found by clicking below.
For further information relating to the safeguarding of both children and adults at risk, please click here for guidance from the Ann Craft Trust.