Sports and Leisure for Vision Impairment

  1. Local Organisations

  2. National/Regional Organisations

The following are some useful links for information on Sports and Leisure for people with a visual impairment;

Local Organisations

Metro Blind Sports

http://www.metroblindsport.org/
A London based charity that lists all sporting events and opportunities for people with visual impairments. Worth subscribing to in order to keep updated about all upcoming events across London.

Actionairres Multi Event Clubs

https://actionforblindpeople.org.uk/support-and-information-page/support/children-young-people-families/actionnaires-clubs/
These are multi-activity clubs for children and young people with a visual impairment. Worth signing up to so they can keep you informed of upcoming events for your child in your area.

Free Swim and Gym in Southwark

http://www.2.southwark.gov.uk/info/200087/sports_and_leisure/3689/free_swim_and_gym
All Southwark residents who have a disability can use the 6 Southwark Council gyms anytime and can also bring a carer for free. Registration is required first.

Goalball at the Castle Leisure Centre

A Goalball club open to people with a visual impairment, it runs alternate Tuesdays from 6.00-8.00pm at the Castle Leisure Centre in Southwark. Contact;
Becky Ashworth at becky@goalballuk.com or on 0330 202 0281.

Tideway Sailability

http://www.tidewaysailability.org.uk/
A friendly and welcoming Sailing Centre at Surrey Docks in Southwark. They have experience sailing with children and people of all ages who have a visual impairment. The boats are adapted to be extra stable and the sailing venue is enclosed so is very safe to learn to sail.

SELVIS

http://selvis.org.uk/whats-on/
South East London Visual Impairment Support service for 18+. They run events/activities and offer support in SE London.

Charlotte’s Tandems

http://www.charlottestandems.co.uk/index.html
A tandem lending charity where borrowers can use a tandem for up to 3 months.

Wheels For Wellbeing

http://www.wheelsforwellbeing.org.uk/
Accessible cycling for all, including tandem cycling for visually impaired people in Southwark.


National/Regional Organisations

RNIB

http://www.rnib.org.uk/young-people-free-time/sport-and-leisure
Links to a variety of VI sports organisations across the country.

British Blind Sports

http://www.britishblindsport.org.uk/

London Youth Games

http://www.londonyouthgames.org/

Paralympics GB

http://paralympics.org.uk/

Skiing Organisation for People with a visual impairment

http://www.ski2freedom.com/en/skiing-with-disabilities/blind-and-visually-impaired-ski

Vision England

Vision England is an exciting residential programme for young people aged 12 - 17 years with vision impairment, in partnership with the Field Studies Council (FSC). Young people are supported to play a leading role in changing their communities and the environment for the better. For more information please see http://www.rnib.org.uk/practical-help-children-young-people-and-families/vision-england-residential-breaks-young-people