All Together – Activity Finder

What is All Together? All Together is an Active Essex campaign to promote the opportunities available for people with disabilities to participate in sport and physical activity across Essex. There are lots of opportunities to get involved in and we hope to help everyone to… Read more »

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All Together Supporting Organisations

The following disability organisations have signed up to support our All Together campaign. These organisations will work with us to promote the sport and physical activity opportunities that are available for their service users to get active. Southend Mencap Southend Mencap is a registered charity… Read more »

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All Together Ambassador Guide

Active Essex is recruiting ambassadors to inspire disabled people to get involved in sport and physical activity. We want to highlight that, regardless of your disability, sport can be fun, enjoyable and part of everyone’s life! An All Together Ambassador can be a disabled person… Read more »

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New video to help healthcare professionals support disabled people to be active

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Mh_Tuwt_PY Disabled people are currently the least active group in society, and twice as likely as non-disabled people to be physically inactive. Healthcare professionals are an important point of contact, and system of referral, for disabled people looking to be active. Evidence shows that one… Read more »

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England Impairment Talent Pathway

Saturday 16th February 2018, 10.30am-12pm at Great Baddow High School CM2 9RZ for Ages: 7-11yrs & 12-16yrs. Opportunity to develop through the England Talent Pathway and to be invited to join the ‘The Essex Talent Hub’ for those with the following impairments Cerebral Palsy, Deaf,… Read more »

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Essex Disability Swimming Map

All Together Ambassador Suzanne Warren has created an Essex Disability Swimming Map to help people find inclusive or disability specific swimming opportunities in pools across Essex. The Downloadable Resource above highlights these opportunities. It’s always a good idea to check with the leisure centre before you… Read more »

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Activity Alliance releases Ten Principles film

Activity Alliance, supported by Sport England, has today released the Ten Principles film to guide providers to deliver more appealing and inclusive opportunities. If embedded within planning and delivery, the principles can be the vital ingredient for delivering activities that will support disabled people to… Read more »

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Active Essex and Multi-School Council host their fourth Special School Games

Pupils from primary and secondary schools across the county have been competing in a range of sports during the Essex Special School Games. The Games are organised by the Multi-Schools Council in collaboration with Active Essex, the County Sports Partnership, to provide an inclusive event… Read more »

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How to Communicate: Dementia

How to communicate with someone who suffers from Dementia When a family member or someone close to you is diagnosed with Dementia, it’s always difficult to know what to do or how to approach the situation. When the dementia progresses rapidly, the person tends to… Read more »

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Basildon sets perfect example for increasing participation in disability sport

A local project has helped harness the positive influence that carers and other ‘supporters’ e.g. family members, day services, residential homes and paid support, can have in inspiring people with learning disabilities to become more active. The ‘supporting me to be active’ pilot programme was… Read more »

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Essex All Together ambassador inspires others with new song ‘Don’t Tell Me’

Justine Harrington, 28, from Basildon, who was born with a visual impairment, is hoping to encourage more disabled people in Essex to get involved with physical activity and sport through the launch of her new song and music video; ‘Don’t Tell Me’. Having been involved… Read more »

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Can Do Volunteering – City and Guilds Qualification

Can Do is a volunteering programme open to young disabled people aged between 10 and 35 years old who have a long term health condition or disability, including physical, visual or hearing impairments, mental health conditions, autism and learning disabilities like dyslexia and dyspraxia. Can… Read more »

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Find a Guide with England Athletics

England Athletics and British Blind Sport have today (Tuesday 3rd April) re-launched ‘Find a Guide’, a national guide runner database to support more people with a visual impairment to run. The database is an online tool for anyone aged 18 years or older with a… Read more »

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Essex organisations back All Together disability sport campaign

Organisations across the county are pledging their support to a campaign aimed at increasing participation in disability sport. Active Essex, the county sports partnership for Greater Essex, launched the All Together programme last year, with the aim of encouraging more people with disabilities to take… Read more »

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Caudwell Children: Enable Sport

A common barrier for young disabled athletes to participate in sport is the lack of money for specialist equipment. Our Enable Sport Programme provides specialist disability sports equipment to support the development of talented children so that they can participate in competitive sport. We provide a range of… Read more »

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The Richard Overall Trust

For those wanting to encourage disabled and disadvantaged children to play sport, the Richard Overall Trust can provide financial help. Set up in memory of Richard, a Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy sufferer, grants are offered to pay for sports clothes, equipment, training, transport and even tickets… Read more »

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BBS & RDA launch guide to VI equestrian sport

British Blind Sport and Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) are proud to launch a new educational resource, designed to support visually impaired (VI) people who take part in equestrian sport and activities. National charities, British Blind Sport and the RDA are working in partnership… Read more »

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I Want to Get Active: Useful Information

1) EFDS have created an everyday guide to being active for people living with an impairment or health condition. Download the above guide. 2) Get Yourself Active is a partnership led by Disability Rights UK and funded by Sport England and aims to find ways for you to get active in your local area… Read more »

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EFDS Engaging Disabled People

To access the set of downloadable resources, visit the engagement page on the EFDS website: http://www.efds.co.uk/how-we-help/programmes/1746-engagement-and-partnerships https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlBrOGkJ_RI

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EFDS Inclusive Marketing and Communications Guide

Watch the ‘EFDS- reaching more people through inclusive and accessible communications’ video here

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Essex Disability Sport Partners

Active Essex work with a wide range of organisations that aim to provide opportunities for disabled people to get involved in sport and physical activity across Essex See below information about these partners and the fantastic work they do. English Federation of Disability Sport EFDS… Read more »

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The Lord Taverners: Sports Wheelchairs

It is essential that young people have access to appropriate equipment to enable them to fully enjoy the benefits that sport can bring. This is even more important for young people with a disability. Sports wheelchairs are essential for many sports such as basketball and… Read more »

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The Lord Taverners: Outdoor Play Spaces

The Lord’s Taverners provides grants to SEN Schools to enable them to purchase a range of outdoor playground and gym equipment. It is essential that children with severe learning and physical disabilities have access to suitable and adapted outdoor play equipment. ‘Play time’ is proven… Read more »

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BBC Children in Need: General Grants Programme

BBC Children in Need provides grants for up to 3 years to properly constituted not-for-profit organisations working with disadvantaged young people aged 18 or under. Funding is available to organisations that work with young people who are suffering from illness, distress, abuse or neglect, are… Read more »

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BOOST Charitable Fund

Boost Charitable Trust was created in 2005 to Build On Overlooked Sporting Talent, to champion the disabled and disadvantaged and to inspire them to overcome their challenges through the power of sport. All the organisation’s activities are designed to give opportunities to those who wish to… Read more »

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Special School Games

The Essex Special School Games were launched in 2015 and are organised and run in partnership with the Multi Schools Council (a group of pupils from both primary and secondary special and mainstream schools). The event is run parallel to the Essex Summer Games, offering…

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Running for the Visually Impaired

Running is a great way to get fit, enjoy the outdoors and meet other people.

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Inclusion Club Hub

It’s easier than you think to become an inclusive sport club.

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Get Active for All: Summercare (Jan 2016)

About the Project Active Southend worked with Summercare, an organisation providing services for adults with learning disabilities. Through a pilot project, a need had been identified for these adults to play football all year-round. The Get Active For All funding was used to support the… Read more »

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Get Active for All: South Essex College Soccability (Nov 2015)

About the Project The College Sport Maker at South Essex College works with the disabled students to involve them in extra sport outside of their timetables. An after-college soccability team has been set up for these students and takes place at the Play Football site… Read more »

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Get Active for All: Project 49 (Sept 2015)

About the Project Active Southend worked with Project 49, which provides services for adults with learning disabilities. Participants took part in different sport taster sessions, accessed through an annual Disability Open Event in September 2015. One of the sessions was a Brazilian dance session, where… Read more »

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Get Active for All: Papworth Trust (Jan 2016)

About the Project The Papworth Trust offers essential care and support to disabled people, their families and carers. The funding helped set up brand new table tennis sessions for service users at the Basildon Papworth Trust Centre. Sessions take place every Thursday 10:30-12:00. The programme… Read more »

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