Providing recreational sports and physical activity coaching for disabled people of all ages is one of our charity’s key functions.
Our coaching services are extremely flexible and can be tailored to meet the needs of the participants and can vary from:
In the last year we have provided regular sports and physical activity coaching to over 50 Schools, Colleges and various community organisations in and around London, many of whom commission our services on a year-on-year basis.
Our coaching services are instrumental in helping disabled people enjoy the wide range of benefits that can be derived from regular exercise.
The importance of regular activity cannot be overestimated and there is overwhelming evidence to demonstrate the positive impact that exercise can have on both physical and mental health.
This is even more important for many disabled people who often face barriers to being active and are, therefore, more likely to be at risk of certain health conditions such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke and some cancers.
Our sessions also play an important role in helping reduce isolation, improving social skills and raising self-esteem.
We also offer one to one physical activity sessions. You can opt for online or in person sessions, and sessions can be booked either individually or in blocks.
These sessions will be bespoke to the individual’s ability and needs and delivered by our qualified coaches who are highly experienced working with disabled people.
Sessions are typically 45 minutes to 1 hour and can be tailored fitness programmes or sport focused.
We have a team of qualified coaches with experience of delivering
a wide range of sport and physical activity for disabled people in London.
Most organisations prefer to use their own facilities in which case our coaches will risk assess the venue to check its suitability for physical activity. The space available is understandably a critical factor in determining what activities can be undertaken and we will work with our clients to agree what can and can’t be delivered.
For organisations without their own facilities, we are able to book local sports facilities and can sometimes negotiate preferable rates for long-term bookings.
For organisations using their own facilities, we ask that a general risk assessment is undertaken to ensure that the venue is suitable for physical activity. At the start of each session, our coach will also carry out a visual inspection to double check that the facility is fit for purpose.
Disability Sports Coach acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of young people and at risk adults and is committed to ensuring that safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice within the UK Sport and Leisure sector. Our policies can be found below.
Our coaches are able to supply a certain amount of equipment but we do encourage groups to purchase their own for longer term contracts. We can often help organisations obtain discounts on sports equipment, especially for bulk purchases.
Organisations which have their own supply of general sports equipment have the advantage of being able to use it throughout the week rather than simply at our coaching sessions.
In this way, not only do disabled people have an opportunity to be even more active on a regular basis but also organisations get far greater value for money for their initial outlay.
To book a sports coach or for more information and pricing, please contact
Project Officer Matthew Jackson on the details below.