Sainsbury's Inclusive Community Training

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A low cost training initiative to improve confidence in delivering sports based activities to disabled people.



Making active lives possible

Do you support disabled people of all ages within the community? If so, you could play an important role in making active lives possible.

Everyone has a right to be active, but we know that not all have access or opportunities.

Sainsbury’s Inclusive Community Training has been developed to support you to introduce physical activity and sport to the disabled people you work with. No experience required!

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What does the training involve?

A three hour practical workshop supported by online resources, during which participants will:

  • Learn about practical tools to support inclusive delivery.
  • Explore creative ideas to support disabled people to take part in physical activity and sport. 
  • Learn about local groups, activities and further training opportunities.

Who is this course targeted at?

The training is for those who:

  • Support disabled people of all ages within the community, and
  • Have an opportunity to put the training into practice. 

For example; carers, support workers, parents, volunteers and community groups and organisations. Please note that this workshop is not for qualified sports coaches.

 Sainsbury's Active Kids for All- children playing adapted sitting volleyball

Sainsbury’s Inclusive Community Training is being delivered across England and therefore for individuals based in Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland, please contact your relevant home country disability sport organisation.

How much does the course cost?

£10 per participant (subsidies may apply)

Inclusive Community Training to date

Since January 2014, over 3,000 parents, carers, support workers, healthcare professionals and volunteers have benefited from the programme, some of the feedback received includes:

"This training has made me more confident in delivering group activities and has opened my eyes to how easy it is to adapt activities to include everyone" Babs a support worker from North Yorkshire.

"We see this training as the first basic step to coaching disabled people. It helps us to build the capacity of our workforce and so we are exploring how we can embed the training as part of our volunteers induction programme" Stephen Pearson from OnSide Youth Zones.

"The training supported staff and volunteers to focus on ability as opposed to impairment and provided an opportunity to share knowledge and ideas. This is an ideal introductory course to encourage people to think about how and what they are delivering." Stacey Ferris, Youth and Inclusion Manager, Plymouth YMCA.

To read more about the impact the training is having on workshop participants, please visit our case study page.

How do I get a place on this training?

To search for Sainsbury's Inclusive Community Training workshops taking place near you, please visit our events page or alternatively, please visit the sports coach UK website.

Click here to download the AK4A frequently asked questions about this specific programme.

Building on the momentum

Sainsbury’s Inclusive Community Training, part of Active Kids for All, is supported by £1 million of National Lottery funding from Sport England. This programme continues the momentum and creates a lasting legacy for disabled people after the London 2012 Games.

This initiative is being delivered through the English Federation of Disability Sport and sports coach UK.

For further information about this project, including details of how to arrange a bespoke workshop, please contact EFDS on 01509 227751 or