The Elfrida Society Proud Sport Gives Back Winner of the Group of the Year Award 2024

Learning Disability Week 2024

This year's theme is "Do you see me?" which is all about being seen, heard and valued.

At the Elfrida Society we are celebrating through the power of sports, friendships, and partnership. Please join our Sports Day on Wednesday 19th June 2024 at Highbury fields N5.

See our flyer for more information

IslingtonLife Spring 2024

Featuring Kat, the Elfrida Society's Head of Operations and Merium, Vice Chair of the Islington Faiths Forum. Speaking about Hate Crime Prevention and the role of Champions.

To find out more visit: IslingtonLife Spring 2024 by IslingtonLife - Issuu

Community Living Magazine

The Elfrida Society is a devoted supporter and sponsor of the Community Living Magazine, and we are a member of the editorial advisory board.

Community Living is an independent, quarterly magazine that supports inclusion, promotes equality and challenges assumptions about learning disability. Their editorial ethos is driven by their belief in the right for people to thrive in their communities.

Launched as a campaigning magazine 35 years ago, Community Living is published by the charity CL Initiatives and supported by a board of trustees.

The Elfrida Society became its publisher in the early 2000s before independent publisher and campaigner Rose Trustam took on the role.

Today, thanks to the backing of sponsors, supporters and subscribers, the magazine champions good practice while also reporting on the challenges that undermine people's ability to live well in their communities. Lead by their award-winning editor freelance journalist and author Saba Salman.

To find out more visit: www.cl-initiatives.co.uk

The Elfrida Society Proud Sport Gives Back Winner of the Group of the Year Award 2024.


The Elfrida Society was delighted to have been presented with the award: Group of the Year Award 2024, sponsored by our valued partner SportWorks.

The nation will be able to witness our award winner sport initiatives champions and representatives: Sarah, Raymond and Baron proud moment when the Sport Gives Back Awards are broadcast on ITV on Sunday, 24th March 2024.

SportWorks is just one of eight charities which will be seen handing out awards on the programme, alongside Dallaglio RugbyWorks, Dame Kelly Holmes Trust, Greenhouse Sports, Invictus Games, Lord's Taverners, Sported and Youth Sport Trust.

The show is hosted by Jeanette Kwakye and Josh Denzel, with comedy from Britain's Got Talent finalist Daliso Chaponda.

Sponsored by The Co-operative Bank, the Sport Gives Back Awards is the brainchild of former international athlete Connie Henry MBE. She said: "Sport changed my life as a teenager. It gave me the stability, focus and opportunity I wouldn't otherwise have had. When I retired from athletics, I set up Track Academy, a charity which supports young people from disadvantaged backgrounds in north London, where I grew up myself. Over the last 15 years, we have helped hundreds of students to succeed both on and off the track."

She added: "Back in 2019, I realised that there was no platform where charities and organisations like ours could shout about the amazing work we do through sport. As a result, I decided to set up Sport Gives Back to celebrate those who use sport for social change." For more information, including details of all the charity winners, visit http://sportgivesback.trackacademy.co.uk

Learning Disability Awareness Week

Every year we celebrate Learning Disability Week, which is all about making sure the world hears what life is like if you have a learning disability.

Learning Disability Week represents a fantastic opportunity to educate, spread awareness, increase understanding, and celebrate the valued contributions people with learning disabilities make to our communities.

At the Elfrida Society we celebrate Learning Disability Week through the power of sports, collaboration and partnership.

Every year we work with key partners including Islington Learning Disability Partnership (ILDP), Islington Council, Middlesex Cricket, SportWorks, Arsenal Community, The Mason Mille and with the Learning Disability Community to celebrate and to raise awareness.
Contact us on Elfrida@elfrida.com if would like to join our efforts or if you would like to volunteer or sponsor an event.