‘The Church needs to approach people with disabilities less in terms of inclusion and more in terms of ‘communion’, writes Liam Waldron, (The Irish Catholic).   Recent changes in thought and the introduction of disability-specific legislation across Europe have challenged traditional understandings of the nature of and response to disability. One important aspect that receives little […]

The Dragon’s Apprentice Challenge is a community initiative set up by the Centre for Voluntary Services (CVS). The idea is to link students from schools and colleges with local businesses and charities. The Challenge offers Year 12 A Level students the opportunity to experience setting up and running a business as well as gaining organisational […]

Invictus Games 2016

Earlier this week, HRH Prince Harry and Great Britain’s team captain, David Wiseman, talked to Chris Evans on the Radio 2 Breakfast Show about the upcoming Invictus Games, this year being held in Orlando, Florida.   Prince Harry stated that “The power of sport is something unbelievably special.” He and David talked to Chris about […]

This week, Get Inspired on the BBC focussed on wheelchair boxing, a relatively new sport. WDSA were lucky enough to be able to talk to Phil Blousfield, who along with Colin Woods, is one of the pioneers of the sport in the UK. Phil previously played rugby league for both Wales and North Wales before […]

Asda Community Life have given the WDSA (UK) a cheque after running the Green Token Scheme in their Watford store. Staff and volunteers accepting the cheque on the charity’s behalf at the WDSA (UK)’s Head Offices in Watford. The money will go back out to support the local area through taster sessions and any upcoming […]

Wyre Forest were represented at a prestigious Keep Fit Association annual event on Saturday 30th April at Birmingham Symphony Hall. There were 300 participants from all over the UK and Channel Islands but what made it special for Wyre Forest is that they represented the UK with our very own Wheelchair Dance Sport team called […]

This article is part of a ParaSport News series of articles looking at doping in the Paralympic, Deaflympic and disability sports movement. Type of doping violations since boosting was banned at the Paralympic Games in 2008. Lately, boosting has been identified as a potential issue for Rio 2016. Boosting, formally known as autonomic dysreflexia, allows […]

Big Dance 2016!

  Dear Artists, Companies and Dancers,   We would like to invite you to perform as part of Big Dance 2016, celebrating its 10th anniversary – the Decades of Dance! As part of the WDSA (UK) support of this fantastic selection of exciting dates, we want to engage the whole community, and ensure that the […]

The Wheelchair Dance Sport Association (UK) (WDSA (UK)) in conjunction with Herts Disability Sport Hub and Hertfordshire County Council ran a fun and inclusive Tea Dance at Hatfield Leisure Centre on the 12th April 2016. The events were designed to promote and develop wheelchair dance and wheelchair dance sport for disabled people as well as […]

Linda Wilson has taken the decision to step down from the WDSA (UK)’s board as a trustee. She will still be involved in the day-to-day running of events and other projects within the WDSA (UK). Many involved with the WDSA (UK) know Linda, not just for her raspy Scottish accent, but for her excellent dancing […]