This document attempts to collate the various known information related to Disability and Special Needs Sport within the Basingstoke & Deane area. Contact Governing Bodies of Sport, Sport England, Energise Me Hampshire or Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council for additional information. Last Updated 13th Oct 2020
National Disability Contacts
This site has very useful information regarding Sport England’s work nationally and locally in relation to disability sport. In addition, information regarding working with children and young people, Facilities and Planning, Equality and Diversity, Disabilities plus Governance.
There are around 11 million disabled people in the UK. Only two in ten disabled people in England are currently active. The English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) was established in September 1998 as the national body and charity dedicated to disabled people in sport throughout England. They work closely with a number of key partners to improve and increase the opportunities offered, ensuring disabled people have a memorable experience of sport and physical activity. Partners include the National Disability Sport Organisations and National Governing Bodies of sport.
The website has links to useful resources and the opportunity to sign up to a regular E-Newsletter
Basingstoke Disability Contacts
The Health & Well-Being team within Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council work with the County Sports Partnership and Parent Voice organisation in relation to Disabled Sporting opportunities.
The Disability Forum was launched in November 2008 following consultation with local disabled people, carers and disability organisations. There was overwhelming support for a Disability Forum that would represent disabled people and carers and act as a bridge between local disabled people and statutory organisations. Please contact the Co-ordinator if you have any concerns, need information or would like to join the Forum. Currently membership of the Forum is free.
Basingstoke and District Disability Forum is pleased to announce that they are offering a new Disability Signpost Service that will help guide disabled people and their carers, friends and family to the right source of information and advice. Information on a wide range of topics including transport, benefits, housing and volunteering will be available.
Listings of local Disability & Special Needs Sporting Opportunities
Step by step guide to best describe your impairment which will provide a list of sports that you can play and links to learn more. You can then select ‘Find a Club’ to see where you can try these sports.
Lord Taverners support sporting and recreational activities for young people with disabilities and special needs:
- Supplying specially adapted minibuses and sports wheelchairs, giving young people vital transportation and access to sport and recreation
- Creating new pathways for their participation, development and competition in sport
- Providing play, sports and sensory equipment
Basingstoke & Deane Disability or Special Need schools
Saxon Wood School is a Special Basingstoke School for children with Physical Disabilities and Complex Medical Needs, catering for up to 35 children. Staff at Saxon Wood work hard to provide a caring yet stimulating and challenging environment for children.
Dove House Academy serve the community of Basingstoke & Deane and meet the special educational needs of children with learning difficulties.
Maple Ridge School is a primary special school for children with Moderate Learning Difficulties. All the children have a statement of special educational needs and about 75% of the children are on the Autistic Spectrum.
Funding Opportunities for Disability & Special Needs Sporting Organisations
List of grants available for Disability sport initiatives with the option to subscribe to updates.
Special Needs and Disability Information
Useful information regarding the issues associated with special needs children.