Disability Sport and Physical Activity

Disability Sport & Physical Activity

As well as the positive health benefits of an active lifestyle, sport and physical activity provide opportunities to learn new skills, build confidence, resilience and self-esteem. The benefits are universal for all children, including those with disabilities and additional needs. However, it is estimated that approximately 85% of young people with disabilities and additional needs do not take part in regular physical activity. In addition, siblings of children with disabilities are also less physically active than their peers.

SASP is committed to increasing the range of opportunities in disability and inclusion sports in Somerset. Below you will be able to find more information on the sessions that we offer, which help to support those with additional barriers to participation.

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For more information regarding disability sport and activity, please contact Carly.

Carly Ridgwell

Carly Ridgwell

Inclusive Projects Officer

01823 653990

Partners and Sponsors

Partners and Sponsors

  • Sport England
    Active Partnerships
    Somerset Business Award Winner
    Somerset Chamber of Commerce
    Disability Confident
  • Somerset Skills & Learning
    Youth Sport Trust
    activity alliance
    Sedgemoor District Council
    Avon & Somerset Police
  • South Somerset District Council
    Somerset Partnership
    Yeovil Hospital Healthcare
    Taunton & West Somerset Council
    Mendip District Council
    Homes in Sedgemoor
  • Macmillan Cancer Support
    Spark Somerset
    YMCA Dulverton Group
    Department for Work & Pensions
    Somerset CCG
    together team
    Somerset Cricket Board
    British American Football Association
    Badminton England
    Somerset FA
  • British Cycling
    Create Development
    Children in Need
    The Salvation Army
    Somerset County Council
  • Channel Adventure
    Nova Sports & Coaching
    Zing Somerset
    Sports Coach UK