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There are lots of activities for people with disabilities in the borough. Some are age specific, some disability specific and some are inclusive. Below are a few highlights of what's on offer.
If you're not sure what disability sport you would like to play, have a look at the Parasports website's Find a Sport page (external link). There are loads of differing sports to choose from depending on your ability. NHS Choices have produced an exercise and disabilities video showing how those with disabilities can keep fit and active.
Tottenham Hotspur Foundation
Tottenham Hotspur Foundation are delivering multisports for the visually impaired. Sessions run on Wednesdays from 6 - 8pm at Barnet and Southgate College, Southgate Campus, High Street Southgate, N14 6BS and are open to people with visual impairments from age 14 years and upwards. If you are interested contact Peter Stone on 07787 504 237 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Alzheimer's Society
Singing for the Brain is a stimulating group activity for people in the early to moderate stages of dementia and their carers, which includes vocal warm ups and singing a variety of familiar and new songs. This is a free service that brings people together in a friendly, fun and social environment. Sessions take place on Thursdays (12week terms) 2-4pm at the Transmitter Hall, Alexandra Palace Way, London N22 7AY.
Please note: this activity is run on a termly basis. Please contact the Alzheimer's Society for term dates on 020 3725 3001 or email@example.com
Brake Thru Disability Cycling
Brake Thru disability cycling uses specially adapted bikes so adults with disabilities can ride steadily and safely. Cycle rides take place most days but are sometimes weather dependant!
Broadwater Farm Community Centre from 10.30am - 2.30pm.
Most disabilities can be catered for but if you are unsure contact the coordinator on 07815 410 390 for more information.
Kith and Kids
Healthy Living activities include sports and exercise that are accessible to adults with autism and/or a learning disability. Activities are led by excellent instructors with volunteer support available. Football and fitness sessions are run on Wednesday evenings in Tottenham from 7pm - 8.30pm with volunteer mentors available to offer individual support. Tournaments are organised against similar organisations at the end of each term. They have a very relaxed approach and all abilities are welcome.
We also run Sanjuro sessions (non contact martial arts) that are accessible to young people and adults with autism and/or a learning disability every Friday during term time from 3pm to 4pm at our office in Tottenham. Cost is £4 per session, with all fitness levels and abilities welcome.
For information on the sessions we run please visit the Kith and Kids website (external link).
Contact Rich: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 8801 7432
Piranhas Swimming Club
Piranhas Swimming Club run swimming sessions for people with special needs from the ages of 5 - 15 years. For more information contact:
- Piranhas Disabled Club - Sundays: 6pm (term time only)
- Contact: Ian McLaughlin: 020 8558 6251
You can also visit the Haringey Aquatics website (external link), formerly know as Haringey Borough Swimming Club.
Unless specified in the 'what they do' column below all disabilities catered for:
|Organisation||Area of activity||What they do||When and Where||Coordinator and contact details||Cost|
|Brake Thru Disability Cycling||Sport and Exercise||Cycling using tricycles for adults with disabilities|
Broadwater Farm Community Centre, Adams Road, N17
Every day from 10.30am - 2.30pm (weather permitting)
Contact: details to be updated
|Please check with club or venue provider|
|Kith and Kids||Physical activity|
Football and Fitness
Sanjuro - non contact martial arts
Haringey 6th Form Centre, Acamedia Way, White Hart Lane, N17
Wednesday's from 7pm
The Irish Centre, Pretoria Road, N17
Friday's from 3pm (term time only)
Contact the Project Manager:
Check dates and times with provider
|£4 per session|
|Park Road Pools and Fitness||Exercise and Physical activity|
Inclusive and Active Disability swimming for families and carers
Park Road Leisure Centre, Park Road, N8
Sundays from 6pm
Contact: Todd Robertson:
Note: Carers/parents must attend or be in the water with the swimmer, and parents/carers must be in the water with children under the age of 8 or for anyone in need of specific specialised help.
|£4.70 or £2 with advantage + card|
|Tottenham Hotspur Foundation||Sport, exercise and physical activity||SportsMATE (mentoring and referral scheme for young disabled people)||Various locations and times|
Contact: Gareth Jones
Cycling for adults and teenagers with learning disabilities
Finsbury Park, N4 (by the basketball courts)
Emirates Stadium, Hornsey Road, N7 7AJ
Every 2 weeks on Saturdays from 10am to 4pm
Contact: Jo Roach
Tel: 020 8809 7718
|Check price per session with the organiser|
If you have a learning disability, you can see some more activities on our learning disabilities sports and leisure page. .
The community support team can help you with making choices about things you are interested in doing - all helpful if you would like to attend a sports and leisure session.
In April of this year Interactive and London Sport merged. Under the terms of the merger, London Sport will take on Interactive's team of specialists in disability equality along with its existing projects and commitments. Interactive will become part of London Sport's existing structure, supported by London Sport's networks, infrastructure and operations. London Sport's activities will be enhanced with Interactive becoming part of the organisation.
Interactive is the lead strategic development agency for sport and physical activity for disabled people in London. Their vision is to achieve an active and inclusive capital. They ensure disability equality and inclusion are at the heart of grass root sport in London. Their role is to influence and support mainstream sport providers and policy makers to ensure they create, deliver and sustain inclusive opportunities for disabled people.
They use their expertise and influence across London to advocate inclusive sport and inform and advise disabled people on how they can get involved, at all levels, in sport and physical activity in London.