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Activities for people with disabilities

Are there any specific activities for people with disabilities?

Please use our events calendar to locate specific activities for people with disabilities. You will need to select the sport and play development brochure and search by area, by activity or by month.

We provide a wide range of activities targeted at disabled people, these include:

  • Aspire clubs for young people based in leisure centres;
  • a holiday programme for young people with disabilities;
  • sessions for adults based in the community, delivered by our community sports coaches, for example boccia sessions at day centres.

We also support other organisations to provide sports sessions for people with disabilities such as East Riding of Yorkshire Disabled Swimming Association (ERYDSA) and special schools.

The East Riding Disability Sports Directory has been compiled to help put you in touch with both inclusive and disability specific clubs based within the East Riding of Yorkshire. It provides information on the clubs contact details, session details and further information on facility access provision. Sports clubs are vital provisions within the community and it is hoped that this directory will be a useful resource.

East Riding disability sports directory (pdf 3.3mb opens in new window)

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What are the Aspire clubs?

Aspire clubs are disability sports clubs that have been established in seven areas across the East Riding. The Aspire clubs, which have being jointly developed with the host leisure centres, are based in Bridlington, Driffield, Goole, Haltemprice and Pocklington, as well as the club already established in Beverley.

Aspire clubs are for young people aged eight to 18 years and their friends and siblings and cost £2.25 per person to attend. Each club delivers a range of activities. For further information please see the events calendar or contact the relevant leisure centre.

The East Riding Aspire clubs have gained the London 2012 Inspire mark. This is awarded to projects that are:

  • genuinely inspired or energised by the 2012 Games;
  • well-planned and managed, and fully-funded;
  • participative and accessible;
  • free from commercial support or association.

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What summer holiday activities do you provide for disabled people?

The Aspire Disability clubs will continue to run through the school holidays. In addition to this, we offer a wide range of inclusive and disability sessions as part of the council's 'Schools Out' summer holiday programme. The activities range from archery to water sports and information on all our activities is available from the events calendar.

Please note: 2011 events are no longer listed. The Schools Out 2012 brochure will be available from the first week of July 2012

The School's Out brochure also gets delivered to all households of young people aged four to eleven. The Family Information Service (FISH) will also be able to provide information on the sessions, including one-to-one support available for the activities.

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