Disability Sports

Child playing table tennis using a ramp on the table to help him serve the ball

There are many ways for everyone to enjoy an active lifestyle. Are you disabled or are you supporting disabled friends, family or clients to find new ways to be active?

Getting fit can help improve certain physical functions to help with daily life, reduce the chance of obesity and provide general health and mental wellbeing. Whatever level of physical ability, there are options that are right for everyone.

Read the Being Active Guide, to see how you can get started. An easy read version of this guide is also available. Produced by the Activity Alliance, this guide is for everyone with lived experience of disability or health conditions. 

Local opportunities:

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Description

Healthy Lifestyles Team (Brighton & Hove City Council)

Co-ordinates and supports a range of inclusive sport, exercise and physical activities, including Health Walks for people in Brighton & Hove. View our current activity programme.

We can also help you to find suitable activities provided by other organisations in the city. 

Get in touch via our online form, send an email to healthylifestyles@brighton-hove.gov.uk or call 01273 294589 to find out more.

Grace Eyre - Sports For All

The Sports for All project supports people with learning disabilities to lead healthy lives. A range of activities are provided through this project across sussex.

Grace Eyre also work closely with Special Olympics Brighton & Hove and support people to take part in competitions. Read more about Special Olympics

Amaze - Compass Card

A Brighton charity, Amaze provide the Compass Card available to children and young people with significant special needs or disabilities up to their 20th birthday. The card gives access to free and discounted leisure across the city. For more information call the Amaze helpline on (01273) 772289 or go to the Amaze website.

Albion in the Community

The disability department at Albion in the Community run 30 different regular football sessions for people with a disability, which are attended by more than 250 people.

Possability People 

Possability People is here to support you. Whether you, a family member, friend or someone who you know is disabled or has a long term health condition or impairment, our information is for you.

Sussex Bears Wheelchair Basketball

Would you like to try wheelchair basketball? Join in local activities with sports chairs provided and support for anyone with no prior experience to help you get involved.

Sussex Cricket Community Foundation

Sussex Cricket runs an extensive disability programme providing inclusive and accessible opportunities for individuals and groups to learn and play cricket in a safe and enjoyable environment. 

Spiral Sussex

Specialist services for adults with learning disabilities

Brighton Table Tennis Club

Brighton Table Tennis Club works with people of all ages, especially young people, to improve health, celebrate diversity and build a strong community.

We run sessions for young people of all ages and backgrounds, those aged 50+, adults with learning disabilities, children in care, at over 10 schools, colleges and more.

Other Contacts & Resources

Young people play wheelchair football

  • Sussex Disability Sport Network (Active Sussex) - Aims to support the development & provision of disability sport and inclusive physical activity across Sussex.
  • The Activity Alliance - Previously known as the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS). Our charity is working to make active lives possible
  • Children’s Disability Service, Brighton & Hove City Counci (01273) 295151

  • Social Services Physical Disability Team, Brighton & Hove City Council (01273) 295710

  • Social Services Learning Disability Team, Brighton & Hove City Council (01273) 295550

  • The LD Voices (LDVN) network: A project linking together people with learning disabilities across Brighton and Hove so that they have a stronger voice and become more visible and valued in our communities.