Disability Sport in Hinckley and Bosworth
View the latest physical activity guidelines for disabled children and young people here:
Join our Steering Group
There are many disability sports opportunities across our borough. Check them out and the relevant contact details below:
You can also find local disability sport over at the Get Active search engine.
You can also visit the Leicestershire County SEND Local Offer website, which hosts an Activities and Clubs page. This shows all the services for children and adults with disabilities across Leicestershire. You can filter it specifically to Hinckley and Bosworth too:
Equally, you don't have to be part of a club to be active. See below some tips from the NHS for how people with disabilities can integrate physical activity into their daily routine.
- If you can walk, there's no easier way to increase your activity levels. Try to include walking in your daily routine. Find a friend to walk with or join a walking group for some extra motivation.
- Cycling – there are tricycles, quadcycles, recumbants, hand-powered bikes called handcycles, and power-assisted bicycles, all of which are alternatives for those unable to ride a regular bicycle. Find out more at British Cycling, the Handcycling Association, Companion Cycling and Race Running.
- Take up running – if you're just starting out, try our popular Couch to 5K running plan.
- Get moving with Strength and Flex, a 5-week exercise plan to increase your strength and flexibility (not suitable for wheelchair users).
- Split activity up throughout the day. You can achieve your target in bouts of 10 minutes or more – try these 10-minute workouts. Talk to a health professional or ask an organisation for people with your disability about what the best exercises are for you.
- Low-impact exercises such as yoga, pilates and tai chi have been adapted to suit the needs of people with different types of disabilities. Get advice first, however, particularly if you have a physical disability – exercises not suited to your disability may be harmful.
- Choose a gym from more than 400 Inclusive Fitness Initiative (IFI) accredited gyms. Find an opportunity near to you on Activity Alliance's website.
- Swimming can feel quite liberating if you have a physical disability, as your body is mostly supported by the water. Many pools offer classes and sessions that cater specifically for disabled people. Find out more at swimming.org.
- Adapted sports – many sports can be played by disabled people on the same basis as non-disabled people. Some, such as blind football, have also been adapted to make them more disability-friendly.