Adaptive bikes can be hired across Derbyshire
Active and Inclusive
Sport and activity for everyone
Active Derbyshire works with a whole host of partners to ensure an inclusive approach is taken to physical activity and sport across the county.
We are committed to ensuring that inclusive sport is at the heart of everything we do in order to provide opportunities for everyone to participate.
Within this section you can find
Within this section you can find information on:
- Where to get active - find clubs, sessions and events
- Support to get active - find who can support you
- Inclusive training - training on offer
- Coaches support - resources and information on being inclusive
- Club support - resources and information on being inclusive
- Inclusive school sport
- Key contacts both nationally and locally
A runner with a visual impairment and his guide
What do we mean by disability?
In Derbyshire approximately 20% of the population have a disability or limiting illness. The main impairment groups are:
- Sensory impairments - visual and hearing
- Speech, language or communication impairment
- Physical impairment
- Mental Health conditions
- Learning disabilities
Read more about the range of impairments in Sport England's 'Mapping Disability: The Facts' report. It includes information on disability by categories such as gender and age.
- Mapping Disability: Sport England Insight (PDF, 6.6 Mb)
Watch how people with different impairments get active
Me, being active
Watch and listen to people who have different impairments about how they use physical activity to help their mental and physical well-being. Video by EFDS.
Physical activity guidance for disabled adults
A UK Chief Medical Officer physical activity infographic has been launched for disabled adults to make physical activity recommendations more accessible and to support disabled people in getting more active.
- Physical Activity Guidelines (PDF, 32 Kb)
Chief Medical Officers recommendations for disabled adults.
Our commitment to fairness and equality
Active Derbyshire support the 'Charter for Change', created by the EFDS which outlines three asks:
1. Everyone involved in providing sport or physical activity will support disabled people to participate.
2. Disabled people will have the same opportunity as non-disabled people to be active throughout their lives.
3. All communications about sport and physical activity will promote positive public attitudes towards disabled people's participation.
Click here to find out more about the Charter for Change.
Matthew Dalley, our IMPACT project ambassador.
Active Derbyshire projects
Active Derbyshire have a history of managing disability focused sport and physical activity projects with the aim to engage with more disabled people.
These projects included:
- Talking Insights Workshops- dedicated workshops delivered by Active Notts and Active Derbyshire to provide an informal networking environment to discuss key themes surrounding physical activity and disability/long-term illness.
- Sporting Chances, Sporting Choices - Sport England funded 3 year project aiming to get more disabled people active into sport.
- IMPACT inclusive volunteering - Sport England funded 1 year project aiming to get more disabled people volunteering in sport.
- Adapted Physical Activity training - throughout 2016 over 100 people including sports coaches received training on how to adapt their sport and physical activity sessions.