After a summer packed full of sport, the English Federation of Disability Sport and the National Disability
Sport Organisations – of which UKDS is one – are working together to ensure all disabled people can be active for life.
National Disability Sport Organisations (NDSOs) provide opportunities for people with specific impairments to take part in, as well as offer advice and support.
For many disabled people, the NDSOs are the starting point to get involved in sport and if they choose to develop their talent.
If you are a deaf person looking to get involved in sport, contact us now, with details of the sport you would like to play or help out with. We will do our best to put you in touch with one of our member organisations.
NDSOs also support National Governing Bodies of sport to deliver more inclusive programmes. Each NDSO
has an appointed advisor to look after the Inclusive Sport programme, who are supported by EFDS.
The person carrying out this role for UK Deaf Sport is Lee Dolby. Lee can be contacted on T: 01905 746301 Ext 322 or E: [email protected].
“There are so many sports on offer, at various locations and levels. You do not have to be a talented athleteto enjoy sport. With so many participation opportunities on offer, everyone can find a sport or activity oftheir choice.“The NDSOs and EFDS support any disabled person, who wants to be active. We have produced a quick information guide to the NDSOs and the impairment group they support.
For weekly activities, add them on the DotComUnity website: www.dotcomunity.co.uk. DotComUnity is a partner of EFDS.
To contact one of the other National Disability Sport Organisation, see the list below:
- British Blind Sport (BBS) www.britishblindsport.org.uk or telephone 01926 424247
- Cerebral Palsy Sport (CP Sport) www.cpsport.org or telephone 0115 9257027
- Dwarf Sports Association UK www.dsauk.org or telephone 01246 296485
- Mencap Sport www.mencap.org.uk/sport or [email protected]
- Special Olympics Great Britain (SOGB) www.sogb.org.uk or telephone 0207 2478891
- WheelPower www.wheelpower.org.uk Email [email protected] or telephone 01296 395995
EFDS contacts for further information
Ray Ashley, Partnership Manager (NDSOs),
[email protected] , 07764 291663
Sarah Marl, Marketing and Communications Manager
[email protected] 07764 291671
For more information on EFDS please visit www.efds.co.uk