Cerebral Palsy Sport
Cerebral Palsy Sport
Cerebral Palsy Sport is the leading sport disability charity supporting children, young people and adults to enjoy the health and wellbeing benefits of participating in sport and physical activity.
“Sport is an important part of life and to be able to enjoy the benefits of taking part in sport with similarly challenged children has a huge benefit that can be taken into other areas of life. ”
(Parent of a child with cerebral palsy)
Cerebral Palsy Sport is the leading national disability sports organisation supporting people with cerebral palsy and other physical impairments to achieve their sporting potential. We are a founder member of the British Paralympic Association, a National Disability Sport Organisation (NDSO), affiliated to the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) and member of the Sport and Recreation Alliance. Previously part of 'The Spastics Society' and 'Scope', we have nearly 50 years' experience of delivering high quality, meaningful sport and physical activities for children, young people and adults with mild, moderate and severe physical impairments.
As well as supporting people with cerebral palsy we also engage individuals with Muscular Dystrophy, Parkinsons Disease and other disabilities including people with growth impairments, sensory impairments and learning difficulties. Since 2001, we have introduced thousands of children, young people and adults with a physical disability to the benefits of sport and physical activity. Annually we support over 2,000 children, young people and adults with cerebral palsy and other disabilities - promoting inclusion through the power of sport and physical activity.
Cerebral Palsy Sport aims to:
- Help children, young people and adults with cerebral palsy and other physical disabilities access sport and physical activities of their choice more often, more locally.
- Improve the quality of life of people with physical impairments through the provision of appropriate and meaningful sport participation opportunities
- Increase participation, raise aspirations, promote inclusion and support children, young people and adults with a disability to achieve their potential through participating in sport.
- Offer training, advice and guidance to parents, support workers, teachers, coaches, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and providers in inclusive sport practices.
Established: March 2001
Registered Charity Number: 1088600
Board members: 8
Full time staff: 7
Part time staff: 3
Phone number: 0115 925 7027
Address: CP Sport5 Heathcoat BuildingNottingham Science ParkUniversity BoulevardNottingham NG7 2QJView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website