Active Sussex raises the profile of disability sport by working with National Governing Bodies of Sport (NGBs), disability organisations, local & national partners.
Interested in information about activities, events and campaigns for children and adults wanting to get active then sign up here to receive our disability & inclusion e-news. The West Sussex and East Sussex information websites also provide a list of opportunities.
Sussex Disability Sports Network
The aim of the network is to support the development & provision of disability sport and inclusive physical activity across Sussex.
If you would like to receive updates about the network, as well as wider information around inclusive provision in sport and physical activity then please sign up here.
The network is made up of a range of partners all championing this area of work, with a a number of SDSN Champions helping to lead the direction and delivery of network events.
If you are interested in becoming a Champion, please contact: Gemma Finlay-Gray email@example.com
Due to Covid-19, the originally planned SDSN Conference had to be cancelled, and is being replaced by monthly webinars.
21 May 2020 – ‘Children & Young People (CYP) Insight and Education Best Practice’. Insight and recommendations followed by best practice examples focusing on children and young people in different educational settings.
A recording of the webinar can be found here. Slides presented during the webinar can also be downloaded (PDF) as follows;
- Active Sussex: Introduction, further support/resource links and key contacts
- CYP Insight: Activity Alliance ‘My Active Future’ Report – Activity Alliance
- Good practice 1: Special school provision – Chailey Heritage School
- Good practice 2: SEND provision within a mainstream school – Cradle Hill Primary School
30 April 2020 – ‘Connecting and Collaborating during Covid-19′. Bringing together 21 partners in an online networking opportunity to share any challenges they are facing in the current climate, sharing best practice examples and thinking about recovery planning and continued collaboration opportunities.
A recording of the webinar can be found here.
The agenda and notes can be downloaded here: SDSN Webinar – Connecting and Collaborating during Covid-19 – meeting notes. The STEP resource presentation delivered by Nicola File (Activity Alliance) is also available to download here. For more information please visit: STEP – adapting activities.
Alternative formats available on request.
October 2019 – A copy of the presentations can be downloaded here: SDSN October 2019 Presentations. The FREE half-day event held at the AMEX Community Stadium was opportunity for members of the network to come together and share knowledge, skills and expertise with the purpose of improving physical activity and sports provision for those living with disabilities across Sussex.
April 2019 – The Sussex Disability Sports Network event took place on Wednesday 3 at the Sussex County Cricket Ground, Hove (please see highlights video below). Sussex Disability Sports Network Event presentation (pdf) . Agenda: Sussex Disability Sports Network 2019 programme is available here.
September 2018 – The Sussex Disability Sports Network Event 2018 took place on Tuesday 25 September at the Sussex County Cricket Ground, Hove. September 2018 Sussex Disability Sports Network Event presentation (pdf) – alternative formats available on request
November 2017 – November 2017 Sussex Disability Sports Network Event presentation (pdf) – alternative formats available on request.
March 2017 – Sussex Disability Sports Network Event – focused on partner engagement ‘speed dating’ style event. For information about the event please contact us.
July 2016 – July 2016 Sussex Disability Sports Network Event Presentations (pdf) – alternative formats available on request.
Strategic lead for disability sport in England, providing useful resources & insight to help get more disabled people active.
Download their 10 Engagement factsheets and access more engagement resources with five video presentations by visiting their ‘effectively engaging disabled people’ YouTube playlist.
National Disability Sports Organisations (NDSOs)
British Blind Sport, Cerebral Palsy Sport, Dwarf Sports Association, English Learning Disability Sport Alliance (which is a partnership between Mencap Sport & Special Olympics GB), UK Deaf Sport, Wheelpower and LimbPower.
Activity Alliance Disability Equality Training and a ‘Delivering an Excellent Service for Disabled Customers’ e-learning course.
The Inclusive Activity Programme developed by the Activity Alliance will equip you with the skills to engage disabled people and people with long-term health conditions more effectively in activities. If you would like more information about the course please contact Gemma – firstname.lastname@example.org
Activity Alliance Inclusion Club Hub toolkit helps clubs to include more disabled people in their activities. Use it to develop a club action plan or your general planning.
Please find a list of useful resources to the right of the page. Alternative formats can be provided on request.
For more information please contact:
Strategic Relationship Manager
Gemma is the strategic lead for physical activity and health managing stakeholder relations and taking an insight led focus on inactive populations. She also acts as the Safeguarding and Disability Lead.