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Disability & Inclusion

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.

Champion roles 

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, and/or want to contribute to the Sussex Disability Sports Network in the future, please contact: Gemma Finlay-Gray, Strategic Relationship Manager, Active Sussex: E: gfinlay-gray@activesussex.org / T: 01273644154.

Database

If you would like to receive updates about the Sussex Disability Sports Network, as well as wider information around inclusive provision in sport and physical activity then please sign up here. If you would like to know more about the aims of the network or have a specific question, please contact Gemma directly – gfinlay-gray@activesussex.org 

Last Events 

The last Sussex Disability Sports Network 2019 took place on Thursday 10 October at the American Express Community Stadium, Falmer. 

A copy of the presentations can be downloaded here: SDSN October 2019 Presentations

The FREE half-day event 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.

The previous Sussex Disability Sports Network event took place on Wednesday 3 April 2019 at the Sussex County Cricket Ground, Hove (please see highlights video below).  

April 2019 Sussex Disability Sports Network Event presentation (pdf) – alternative formats available on request. 

Agenda: Sussex Disability Sports Network 2019 programme is available here. 

Previous events 

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 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 Sussex Disability Sports Network Event Presentations (pdf) – alternative formats available on request. 

Next Event 

The date for the Sussex Disability Sports Network Conference is Thursday 30 April 2020. Booking details and the agenda will be released soon!

National Partners

Activity Alliance 

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 SportCerebral Palsy Sport, Dwarf Sports AssociationEnglish Learning Disability Sport Alliance  (which is a partnership between Mencap Sport & Special Olympics GB), UK Deaf SportWheelpower and LimbPower

Training opportunities

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 – gfinlay-gray@activesussex.org

The Sussex Disability Sports Network has compiled a list of known local training and national training. If you deliver similar training please let us know. 

Resources

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:

Gemma Finlay-Gray

Gemma Finlay-Gray

Strategic Relationship Manager

07760 164001

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.