Local groups and activities
Having the freedom to get out and about is really important.
If you are interested in joining a group or activity in your area, you can search the local groups and activities menu where you will be able to find a large range of local groups that specialise in all kinds of hobbies and interests.
You can filter your search by area of the city, category, age group and area of interest to make the results more tailored to you. Once you have refined your choices you will be provided with the contact details and specific location of each group. This is an excellent way to help you connect with your local community and get you out and about, whilst doing something you enjoy.
There are a number of local groups and activities who meet regularly across Hull, each may charge a fee from a couple of pounds for a coffee morning to a full day group who charge to cover the cost of the venue and any support staff.
These costs can vary depending on the nature of the group and who runs it, sometimes, these services can be found at a number of locations including
- local community centres
- resource centres
- extra care sites
- places of worship
- sports and recreation centres
- residential homes.
If you rely on others to help you get out and about, with your daily routine, there are also activities and opportunities that can cater for you. These services are often more expensive than the groups local to you,
If you prefer to speak to someone face to face, Connect Well Hull can help you access support and guidance on a range of issues. It provides links to community groups, services and activities that could help you make positive changes or just improve how you feel.
Connect Well Hull is a friendly, free and confidential service run by Citizen’s Advice Hull and East Riding. If you are aged 16 or over and live in Hull, or are registered with a Hull GP, you can make an appointment with a Wellbeing Co-ordinator or Welfare Adviser.
Alternatively, you can telephone us on 01482 217 670
There are many benefits to staying physically active, you can get to know new people, share a new experience and find confidence in learning something new.
It is never too late to begin enjoying an active lifestyle. Regular physical activity and sport has also been proven to have a direct positive impact on our physical health and your emotional wellbeing such as
- reducing your risk of major illness;
- improved self-esteem and mood;
- better quality sleep; and
- more energy
The Hull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and our local NHS have developed information for you to access easily.
East Park Adapted Cycle scheme
East Park adapted cycling scheme is open to people who have a range of health and social care needs. You can take a trip around East Park using one of their specially adapted bikes. The scheme is open to children, adults, families and carers.
If you would like to join, contact the East Park Cycle Scheme on 01482 616 878 to request a joining form. You will need to provide a passport sized photograph along with proof of address. Membership costs a one off payment of £1 and from then on each session costs £4.20 each (carers ride free).
12 Fitness plan
The 12 week fitness plan has been created by NHS Choices and gives you a flexible approach to improving your fitness.
Walk-it Hull app
The Walk-it Hull app lets you find the best spots in your local area to take in some fresh air and enjoy the scenery while you take a stroll.
Weight loss and exercise services
The weight loss and exercise service is free to use and can help you to improve your lifestyle though healthy eating and exercise.
NHS Choices has a wide selection of information for you to help you get started to improve your exercise levels. You can access the various information pages using the links provided.
A rough guide to accessible Britain
The Rough Guide to Accessible Britain is now available to view for free It’s packed with over 200 inspiring ideas for fantastic worry-free days out with reviews, hints and tips on some of the UK’s best attractions written by and for disabled people
Euan’s Guide is the disabled access review website that aims to ‘remove the fear of the unknown’ and inspire people to try new places.
The direct enquiries website has information on accessible toilets and other accessible facilities.
The Disabled holiday directory
The disabled holiday directory is an online directory of UK and overseas organisations and venues that cater for disabled people
We provide a wide range of adapted adventure activities, led by highly qualified and experienced Tutors, for all ages and abilities. We cater for wide range of disabilities and health conditions
Bendrigg Trust has outstanding indoor facilities that complement our beautiful outdoor venues and provide opportunities for active participation in all weather conditions.
At Bendrigg, it’s not just about our activities and courses. We offer a unique, tailored, and personable approach to your visit to ensure you get the best possible experience. As a leader in our field, we have the knowledge and experience to help you achieve.
The Calvert Trust
The Calvert Trust enables people with disabilities, together with their families and friends, to achieve their potential through the challenge of outdoor adventure in the countryside. We aim to do this by providing:
- A wide range of adventurous outdoor activities, meaningful challenge and adventure within a framework of safety
- Skilled, qualified and caring staff able to fulfil the needs of visitors
- Accommodation appropriate to the needs of the visitors
- Facilities for families and friends to share the enjoyment and experience
The benefits and enjoyment of the activities will be offered to all, irrespective of ability. These benefits include:
- The enrichment in the life of each individual through adventure and personal achievement
- The chance to enjoy countryside of exceptional natural beauty
- Recreational opportunities that can be transferred into everyday living
- Personal development and rehabilitation leading to integration
The Jumbulance Trust
The Jumbulance Trust is a small, national charity which “Makes Travel Possible” for disabled and other disadvantaged individuals with life-limiting conditions enabling them to take part in disabled coach holidays or pilgrimages across the UK and Europe.
The Trust provides the vehicles and drivers at subsidised rates to regional groups, schools, disabled community groups, care homes and hospices around the UK and Ireland.
The groups who organise the holidays and pilgrimages are made up of volunteer carers and where possible Nurses and Doctors offer medical assistance.
Humber sports partnership (Active Humber)
Active Humber is responsible for managing and delivering a wide range of funding and development programmes in the county. We are able to sign post you to sports clubs, help you find volunteering opportunities, help you set up and apply for funding for your own sports club and we also offer general advice and information about sport happening in our region.
Each programme has a lead member of staff responsible for delivery; please direct initial queries to each individual staff member, using their contact details provided on the website.
English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDSO)
The English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) works to make active lives possible. We do this by enabling organisations to support disabled individuals to be and stay active. Our work is centred on research and insight with disabled people as well as our engagement with disability and sports organisations.
We run an all round calendar of events, we provide volunteer opportunities, advocacy and support, and resource packs to support people to develop their own activities with the appropriate governance and policies.
Boccia is a sport designed for athletes with high support needs. It is a target sport played indoors with soft leather balls. It is a sport of tactics, incredible skill and nail biting tension. Once you have played it you will be hooked!
Boccia England is the National Governing Body (NGB) for Boccia in England. They are responsible for all aspects of the sport in this country, from beginner to expert, providing for all levels of participation
Alternatively, you can contact Boccia England on 01159 678 455 or E-Mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org
British Blind Sport (BBS)
British Blind Sport support blind and partially sighted people to get active and play sport by:
- Organising sporting competitions for people with visual impairments, allowing them to compete against others
Supporting people with visual impairments within the sports world
- Providing sight classifications to blind and partially sighted athletes to ensure a fair and equal competition
- Supporting the education of teachers to ensure no child with visual impairment is denied the opportunity to play
- Provide advice to clubs and coaches to enable more people with visual impairments to participate in sport
Alternatively, you can call them on 01926 424247 or E-Mail them at email@example.com
CP Sport provides opportunities for people with cerebral palsy to take part in a wide range of sports activities.
Alternatively you can contact them on 0115 925 7027 or E-Mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org
Disability Snowsports UK
Disability Snowsports UK works to make sure that anyone with a disability, may it be learning, sensory or physical, can ski or snowboard alongside other people.
We are a membership organisation, and welcome anyone of any levels of skiing and fitness. We cater for complete novices to snow sports all the way to experienced Armed Forces men and women.
Our nearest disability Snow sport club from Hull is located in Castleford Leeds and operates on the fourth Sunday of each month 5:30pm to 7pm.
If you have not skied with us before: you need to arrange an assessment with a Ski School Manager at one of our ski schools.
Contact our Ski School manager on 08455 219 338 or by email at email@example.com.
If you have skied with us before, then you need to book with the local group organiser before you can join in.
Doing sport differently
Doing Sport differently is a guide to exercise and fitness for people living with disability or health conditions. It has been written by and for people with lived experience of disability in order to help you access grassroots sports activities.
Goalball UK is the National Governing Body for Goalball and organises a wide range Goalball opportunities that you can take part in.
Goalball is a game played by two teams of three players with a maximum on each team. It is open to both male and female visually impaired athletes, and sighted players can also play as everyone wears eye shades.
The object of the game is to score a goal by bowling the ball along the floor so that it crosses the goal line of the opposing team. The defending team has to prevent the ball going in to their goal by stopping it while remaining in their team area. They must then try to control the ball and attack by bowling the ball back again thereby trying to score in the other goal.
Alternatively, you can contact them on 01142 235 670 or E-Mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org
Parasport is a national joint initiative between the British Paralympic Association (BPA) and the professional services firm Deloitte. The project will improve how talented sports people at community level are identified and supported, with the aim of increasing participation levels in competitive sporting events.
The Royal Yachting Association's Sailability programme is a network of over 200 sites around the UK. These sites are specifically adapted for people with disabilities to help you get out and about on the water.
Different sites have different facilities and resources to support you. Whether it is onshore or afloat, and Sailability can help you find the right activity, with the right equipment, and in the right place.
Alternatively you can contact them on 08445 569 550 or E-Mail them at email@example.com
Wheel Power has been providing opportunities in sport for people with in wheelchairs and physical impairments for nearly 70 years. As well as putting on their own sports activities, they also have lots of information about what other organisations are doing to help you stay active.
Alternatively, you can contact Wheel Power on 01296 395 995 or E-Mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org