Information for activity providers

Information on helping children and young people with disabilities or additional needs to take part in leisure activities

Learning and development

There are free inclusion eLearning modules available for both specialist and mainstream activity providers. There is also a range of workshops on offer.

More on learning and development for activity providers

Making your activities more inclusive

These documents give advice on how to make your activities more inclusive.

Inclusion Resource Pack

Tips and suggestions booklet

Posters (2 A4 size)

Disability information cards

Self assessment

Read the How inclusive is your setting guide and then complete the the inclusiveness self assessment form.


SENDIASS can help you to promote inclusive activities. Phone 0808 164 5504 or email

Gateway Card

The Gateway Card gives children and young people with disabilities or additional needs access to activities through the short breaks programme.

Benefits to activity providers

  • It's easier to identify children and young people that need extra support
  • You can get short breaks funding to help individuals that need extra support. This funding is called ‘support for individuals’
  • You can market events and offer activities to Gateway Card holders and their families
  • You can offer other benefits to Gateway Card holders, such as first session free, carers go free, discounted rates
  • It will be easier to report details of attendees at events and activities funded through the short breaks programme. This means less paperwork for everyone.

Contact us if you would like some Gateway Card leaflets to give to families. Tell us how many leaflets you would like, and the name and address to send them to.

Provider forums

To receive a copy of information from previous provider forums, please contact the short breaks team by:

Promoting your activities

We advertise activity providers and activities that welcome children and young people with disabilities.

Further information on promoting your short breaks activities