Welcome to the February newsletter from the English Federation of Disability Sport. This edition features new LimbPower research as well as the Sainsbury’s ICT and IPE programmes.


Research reveals demand for more opportunities for amputees

New research released on 8 February reveals clear demand for more physical activities that are accessible for amputees and people with limb impairments. The findings published in a new report from LimbPower aim to give providers more information and support on this specific target audience. LimbPower hopes it will help others to plan and deliver more appealing and suitable activities for people with limb impairments.

Read the full LimbPower report here

EFDS teams up with the National Citizen Service

The English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) teamed up with the National Citizen Service (NCS) to deliver the Sainsbury’s Inclusive Community Training. With workshops delivered nationally, over 300 young people on NCS’s summer programme were able to benefit from the free training.

Read the full story about the partnership with NCS here.

Blog: “It’s easier to get up early in the mornings when I’m active”

EFDS website features a blog post every Friday through the year. In 2017, we’ll be sharing the experiences of disabled people, and those who support disabled people, on their journey to being more active. Here, Tesfai Berhane, who is 62 and from Streatham in London, talks about his new love for yoga.

Read Tesfai’s blog here.

Future teachers reaping benefits from Sainsbury’s IPE Training

So far Sainsbury’s Active Kids for All Inclusive PE Training has provided free training to over 9,000 teachers and school staff across the UK. Among those reaping the benefits are trainee teachers and St Mary’s University is a fantastic example of ensuring future generations of teachers are empowered with inclusion training.

Read more about Inclusive PE training and our work with St Mary’s University

National Disability Sports Organisations head to Naidex 2017

From Tuesday 28 to Thursday 30 March, Naidex 2017 – UK’s leading event for independent living takes place at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham. The National Disability Sports Organisations (NDSOs) come together to support the event and talk to visitors about accessible sport and activity opportunities.

Read more about NDSOs’ attendance at the Naidex Show

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