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EFDS resources take people on road to an active lifestyle

The English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) have launched a new resource to support those who are new to sport or want to assist disabled people on how to get more active. Produced in partnership with County Sports Partnership Network, Disability Rights UK and Sport England,  the resource is a guideline to where to start, where […]

New study highlights the health benefits of swimming

A major new study on the health benefits of swimming has been released by Swim England. The report shows that the unique benefits of water make it the ideal place for people of all ages to exercise. It is particularly beneficial for those with long term health conditions. The report also found evidence that swimmers […]

Working towards better support for volunteers with a disability

Cerebral Palsy Sport is working with the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) and the other National Disability Sports Organisations (NDSOs) to understand how to better support people with a range of disabilities to volunteer. Revealing Reality is a research company undertaking the research and they are looking for some people speak to about their experiences or […]

Help us to understand the impact of benefits and finances

FlexMR have been commissioned by the Dwarf Sports Association UK, Cerebral Palsy Sport, Limb Power, Wheel Power and the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) to independently evaluate the impact of benefits and finances on the lives of people with a disability. We want to find out if things could be improved to help people […]

Participants needed for new activity research project

Can you help the University of Birmingham? They’re looking for disabled people who are interested in becoming more physically active to take part in a new research project about sport and exercise.Led by the University of Birmingham, this project is supported by the National Disability Sports Organisations and English Federation of Disability Sport. Who are […]

World Cerebral Palsy Day: Wednesday 5 October 2016

World Cerebral Palsy Day is a movement of people with cerebral palsy and their families, and the organisations that support them, in more than 50 countries. Its vision is to ensure that children and adults with cerebral palsy have the same rights, access and opportunities as anyone else in our society. World CP Day is […]

New research finds demand for more disability sport news

With a week to go before the Rio Paralympics, new research from the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) has shown the public’s desire to see more disability sport in the media. With many media channels set to cover elite disability sport at the Rio Paralympics, the report flags the importance of coverage beyond the […]

Investigating the link between sport and employment for disabled people

Enei and Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby have joined forces with the Government’s Disability Confident team to undertake a ground breaking piece of research regarding the relationship between disability, participation in disability sport and employment.   This is an opportunity to contribute to research that could enhance the lives of those with disabilities.   The results of […]

New study indicates exercise can curb effects of cerebral palsy

A new study has found that regular exercise from an early age could hold the key to guarding against the often-devastating effects of cerebral palsy (CP) The University of Cape Town research – published in the American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation – looked at the body composition of highly-trained Paralympic athletes with CP and […]

NHS England Improving Rehabilitation Services – get involved

Are you a clinician / service provider working in a rehabilitation setting for children and young people in England? If so, NHS England would like to hear from you! As part of NHS England Improving Rehabilitation Services, a scoping project of Children's and Young peoples rehabilitation services is taking place. Part of this project involves […]