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Bristol and South Gloucestershire
Adaptive Martial Arts
Adaptive Martial Arts (AMA) is registered as a Community Interest Company (CIC), AMA will: 
promote opportunities in exercise and martial arts
support:

- disabled people 
- injured people 
- people in ill-health

provide:
- competition opportunities
- training
- sign posting
- taster sessions
- educate coaches 

We aim to provide a safe, inviting and peer orientated environment where people feel comfortable in trying out exercise and Martial Arts.

Our aim  is to increase confidence and self esteem, whilst giving the participants tools and contacts to go on to pursue sports and exercise with AMA, individually or by using our sign posting.

Art + Power
art + power builds cultural inclusion by investing in disabled and socially excluded artists.

We are all entitled to the arts and everyone has something to offer to help build creative and inclusive communities.

art + power can help you to participate, to partner with others and to promote your successes but what you achieve is up to you.

Avon Horse Riding Centre
Avon Riding Centre is a leading charity dedicated to the provision of riding tuition and therapy to adults and children with all kinds of disability in a purpose built Centre, nestled in 100 acres of pasture and woodland within the City of Bristol

We offer first class riding tuition on a regular basis to both disabled and non-disabled clients who benefit from the high quality facilities that the Centre has to offer. In total, the Centre provides around 12,000 hours of individual rides each year.

Brandon Trust
Brandon Trust sees a future where people with learning disabilities will exercise full citizenship with all its rights and responsibilities within UK society, where every person will be empowered and supported as necessary to safely live their life to its full potential. They will routinely exercise choice and control to the extent that they are able to, in all matters that impact on them without fear or barriers, and know what it is to be loved and to love

Bristol & District Table Tennis Association
Table Tennis clubs in and around the Bristol area.

Bristol Autistic Society
The branch is a parent support group based in Bristol.

Bristol Cerebral Palsy Plus
Cerebral Palsy (CP Plus) is a Bristol based charity for those with cerebral palsy, their families and carers.

Our motto is "Listening to Individuals" and at Cerebral Palsy Plus we recognise the very different needs that cerebral palsy can create. All of us have experience either first hand, as parents or as health care professionals. In addition, we can offer friendly, knowledgeable and sensitive office staff.

We are committed to providing high quality, timely information and confidential support to the cerebral palsy community of Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset.

Bristol City Leisure and Culture
Bristol City Council Leisure and Culture covers sports within this borough. To find out more on what is happening within this area, click the link to find the latest sport news, activities and sport clubs.

Bristol Misfits
We are a theatre company based in Bristol in the south west of England.

We are a community interest company which means we are a business that can earn money for ourselves.

The profits all go back into the company to pay for our activities. Most people in the company have a learning difficulty.

Bristol Street Games
Street Games Bristol is ran as a partnership project between Bristol City Council and the 2nd Chance Project to provide ‘doorstep’ sport for young people living in Bristol’s most deprived areas. The partnership supports a range of community organisations with a view of developing sports activities and a range of development opportunities for young people, their workforce and local communities.

Charlotte's Tandems
We lend tandems to (and only to) people with disabilies or special needs for free, who are unable to ride a bike safely on their own, so that they can enjoy the wonders of cycling. Sorry, our tandems are not for paid hire or available to non disabled people, for charity rides, no matter how worthy the cause. Our borrowers all been both children and adults. Tandems are a fun and safe way to get out and about as friends, a couple, family or group.
We have been lucky to get lots of tandems donated and grants to buy more, so if you would like to borrow one or have a tandem or components to donate then please contact Alex. We are in based in Gloucestershire, have outposts in Essex, Warwickshire, Cheshire, Derbyshire, the South East and Eddinburgh and are hoping to spread out to other places in the UK.

iDID Bristol Adventure
iDID is developing an exciting new club based in the Bristol area, providing the opportunity to access adventure sports such as Rock Climbing, Canoeing, Skiing and Horse Riding!

Specialising in adventure programmes for disabled individuals, iDID Bristol aims to improve physical and mental health through access and participation in adventure sports.

Milestones Trust
Milestones Trust is a health and social care charity providing community care services for people with learning disabilities, mental health needs and dementia. Our services cover the areas of Bristol, South Gloucestershire, Bath, Gloucestershire and North Somerset.

MusicSpace
MusicSpace is a charity providing music therapy for people of all ages in Bristol and the South West since 1991. We use music making to help people communicate and express themselves.

New Beginnings
New Beginnings Bristol Ltd is a friendly, community-run activity centre that offers a range of support services and events to adults with learning disabilities. Everyone is welcome to come and join in our activities, make new friends and enjoy the social atmosphere. Please give us a call on 07900 553156 if you’d like to talk to us and we’ll be happy to help.

OpenUpMusic
OpenUp Music has a simple mission – to open youth orchestras, musical instruments and musical repertoire to young disabled musicians. Whether that involves creating a musical instrument you can play with your eyes or working with a school to help them establish their first orchestra, OpenUp Music is here to help.

Pauls Place
We are the only charity specifically supporting adults with physical, sensory and cognitive impairment in the Bristol area – this includes Bristol, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset & Bath and North East Somerset.

We have a Day Facility based at Coalpit Heath which is open Monday to Friday, 49 weeks a year.

RMR Adaptive Personal Training
Adaptive personal training and rehabilitation sessions. They will travel to clients homes or a location of your choice!

South Gloucestershire Council - Inclusive Sports
South Gloucestershire Council run and support several programmes to remove barriers to participation and ensure everyone in South Gloucestershire can access sport and physical activity.

SportsRush
Connecting people and communities to Inclusive Sport and Physical Activity

The Vassall Centre Trust
Our charity was set up in 1998 to create barrier-free workspace and provide employment and volunteering opportunities for disabled people.

We demonstrate how workspace can be designed and built without the barriers that disable people. Accessible places of work offer employment opportunities and genuine equality for disabled people.

Well Aware
The Information and Research Services team at The Care Forum has come together with six local authority and NHS partners to develop a comprehensive database of health, wellbeing and community resources in South Gloucestershire, Bristol and Bath & North East Somerset.

The Care Forum is registered charity and independent voluntary and community sector infrastructure organisation. We work primarily across Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol and South Gloucestershire. Some of our work also covers North Somerset and the South West region more widely.

Wesport
West of England Sport Trust
Collectively working to increase, promote, support and celebrate lifelong participation in sport.

Wesport works with National Governing bodies of sport, local authorities, local disability sport forums & local clubs to provide sport and physical activity opportunities for people with physical, sensory and learning difficulties.

West of England Centre for Inclusive Living
West of England Centre for Inclusive Living
WECIL is a charity run by and for disabled people which supports over 4,000 people in Bristol & surrounding areas every year. We provide a wide range of services including benefits advice, advocacy, direct payments, a payroll service, peer-to-peer social networking, services for young people, employment support for individuals, and training & consultancy for businesses.

Young and Free
Welcome to Young and Free, we are a “buddying” and befriending service for disabled young people with physical and sensory impairments aged 16-25 in the Bristol area.

Southwest (Gloucestershire, Somerset, Devon & Cornwall)
CLADS
CLADS (Chew Lake Association of Disabled Sailors) has been in existence since 1991 and was started by two very enthusiastic sailors from the main sailing club at Chew Lake, Bristol.

Countryside Mobility South West
Mobility scheme provides easy access to the countryside for people with disabilities living in and visiting South West England through a mobility scooter hire scheme.

'Tramper' all-terrain mobility scooters and wheelchair accessible 'Wheelyboats' provide access for all to a wide range of wheelchair accessible outdoor visitor attractions across the region.

Exeter Otters Wheelchair Basketball Club
The Otters are a Wheelchair Basketball Club based in Exeter, Devon. The Club was formed over 30 years ago, and we currently have a team playing in Division 1 South of The National Wheelchair Basketball League.

South West Child Protection Procedures
Child protection procedures without the jardon.

Springboard
Springboard's aim is to support children with additional needs from birth to 5 years and their families, in North Somerset.

Tomcat Special Needs Tricycles
We are specialists in the design and custom building of innovative equipment for children and adults with special needs. Our award winning products include:

Special Needs tricycles for mild to severe disabilities.

School and workplace chairs which enable users with growth or co-ordination difficulties to transfer independently.

Safeguard beds for children with night safety issues.

We distribute our products throughout the UK and the wider world.

To get in touch, please call 01452 616900.

National
Ableize Disabled Sports
A large collection of disability resources compiled by the disabled for the disabled. With everything from disabled sports, the arts, education and employment to the largest
collection of UK support groups in the UK, Ableize has disability covered.

Adventure For All
Adventure for All is a formally constituted association of the leading residential outdoor activity centres that have a proven commitment to working with people with disabilities.

BBC Disability Sports
All the latest news and features on disability sports captured by the BBC.

British Disabled Flying Aircraft Association
The home page of the British Disabled Flying Association.

The BDFA provides, free of charge, 'experience of a lifetime' trial flying lessons for as many terminally ill & disabled people as possible every year, also subsidised flying days for other disability charities and at cost instruction & qualification flight training to BDFA members.

British Motor Sports Assocation for the Disabled
The objective of the British Motor Sports Assocation for the Disabled is to assist drivers with disabilities to compete in motorsport.

Calvert Trust
Discover it's what you can do that counts!

Accessible outdoor activity breaks and courses for people with disabilities, together with their families and friends.

Changing Places
Thousands of people need the Changing Places toilets that would help them to enjoy the day to day activities many of us take for granted.

The Changing Places Consortium has launched its campaign on behalf of those people who cannot use standard accessible toilets.This includes people with profound and multiple learning disabilities and their carers, as well as many other disabled people.

They need Changing Places toilets with enough space and the right equipment, including a height adjustable changing bench and a hoist.

CP Sport
National governing sports organisation for individuals with cerebal palsy.

Creating a Child-Safe Environment
Creating a child-safe environment supported by the South Gloucestershire Local Safeguarding Children's Board.

Disability Golf
A new golf web site encouraging those with a disability to become active and to start a new sport.

Disability Onboard
Disability Onboard aims to encourage disabled people to travel by train by providing accurate advice and guidance. We will help you identify the barriers that might affect your train journey and we will show you how to seek solutions. Remember you are not on your own – help is available through call centres, on line and at stations. They will provide expert advice and help to plan your journey, booking assistance for when you might need it. Travelling by train is easier than you think.

Disability Snowsport
Disability snowboarders visions that anyone with a disability should be able to ski alongside the able bodied as equals at all ski facilities and resorts.

Disability Snowsport mission statement is to promote equality and opportunity for people with disabilities to take part in snowsports and to help improve their enjoyment and standard of performance at the level of their choice.

Disability SnowSport
Disability Snowsport UK is a people-centred organisation with a unique sense of purpose: that anyone regardless of their disability can take part in and enjoy the thrill of snowsports.

We have applied exceptional know-how and adaptability for over 30 years to enable those with a disability to experience the joy of skiing alongside the able-bodied.

We provide exciting and life enhancing activities for individuals or groups who require adaptive equipment and/or special instruction and support.

Disability Triathlon
ITU has committed to support the development of paratriathlon for over 15 years. There are currently five sport classes for athletes with an impairment to compete in over the sprint paratriathlon distance of 750m swim, 20km bike (hand bike/tandem), 5km run (racing wheelchair) at all ITU Paratriathlon sanctioned events each year.

DisabledGo
DisabledGo is an international disabled access site with links to hundreds of other key organisations.

GB Paralympic Organisation
Information on the Paralympic organisation within Great Britain.

Get Cycling
Get Cycling's aim is simple: to promote cycling, in all its varieties, for leisure, transport, health, happiness and the environment. We work for local authorities, health promotion services, regeneration agencies, businesses, schools, universities and the leisure industry.

Get Kids Going
Get Kids Going! is a National charity which gives disabled children and young people - up to the age of 26 yrs - the wonderful opportunity of participating in sport. We provide them with specially built sports' wheelchairs so they can do: athletics, marathons, tennis, skiing, rugby, sailing, boccia, basketball, sledge hockey, table tennis, fencing, shooting, archery, powerlifting and many more sports.

Inclusive Basketball Fun
Bankshot basketball is an exciting new game of skill and challenge from the USA that is often described as a "crazy golf, but with a basketball." Players of all ages and abilities, including disabled participants, proceed through a course of angled, curved and non-conventionally configured brightly colored backboards, banking shots off the Bankboards and through the rims. Bankshot Basketball is non-aggressive and entirely inclusionary. Participants play alongside, not against, each other, making it ideal for families, promotions or competitions alike.

Independent Living
Welcome back to Independent Living the place for impartial information about products and services to help with mobility and independence.

Whoever you are - OT, physio or other health professional, family carer, individual with a disability, we can provide the advice you need.

Whatever your age or physical ability, keeping fit is an important part of feeling well. And it is never too late to increase your fitness! Here we have a section on gentle exercise with fitness tips for older people, and another on adapted sport for active wheelchair users.

Level Water: Getting Disabled Kids to Swim
Level Water gives children with a physical disability a fair start in sport. We provide free one-to-one teaching for children who have not been able to access mainstream swimming lessons.

Level Water works with children:

Aged between 4 and 11
With a physical disability
Who cannot swim ten metres

National Small-bore Rifle Association
The NSRA is the national governing body for all Small-bore Rifle & Pistol Target Shooting in the United Kingdom, including Airgun and Crossbow Shooting.

The NSRA is based at The Lord Roberts Centre, Bisley, Surrey.

Nutritionist Resource
A well established online web directory listing nutritionists all over the UK. Each nutritionist has a profile stating what areas they specialise in, a bit about their background, and their qualifications. All the nutritionists registered with us will have a relevant qualification and insurance cover or proof of registration with a professional body, so we are assured of their professionalism. The site also has a wealth of information covering areas that nutritionists can help with, as well as a blog about the latest health news.

Parasport
Parasport is a 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.

People First
People First is an organisation run by and for people with learning difficulties to raise awareness of and campaign for the rights of people with learning difficulties and to support self advocacy groups across the country.

People First has branches situated around the UK with a regional branch covering Bristol and South Gloucestershire.

Running Sports
Runningsports is dedicated to providing skills and support for volunteers working in sport. From quick online tips and tools, to fun and informative workshops, runningsports will help you get more for yourself, your club/organisation and its members.

Scope (About Cerebal Palsy)
Scope believes that disabled people should have the same opportunities as everyone else. We run services and campaigns with disabled people to make this happen. As a charity with expertise in complex support needs and cerebral palsy we never set limits on potential. www.scope.org.uk For more information and advice about Scope services cerebral palsy, and general disability issues, please contact Scope Response on 0808 800 3333.

Sense Visual Running Events
Based on a winning formula that has enjoyed huge success in the US, Vision 5K is new to the running circuit and will take place across the UK over the summer months.

Special Olympics
Provides sports training and competition in a variety of sports for people with learning disabilities. Competition and events information and any other news associated with the Special Olympics.

Sportability
Sport for People with Paralysis

Sportability, a registered charity, provides sport and challenging pursuits for people with paralysis around the UK. People with conditions such as spinal cord injury, stroke, MS and others, are able to participate in a whole range of sports - scuba diving, sailing, archery, angling, abseiling, quad-biking, gliding, canoeing, clay pigeon shooting, go-karting, land-yachting, wheelchair tennis and many more.

It is not about creating elite sportsmen and women. It is about trying something new and different. It is about the adrenaline rush, putting the buzz back into a life corralled by the wheelchair, taking the 'dis' out of disability and focusing on ability. To inspire the thought, "If I can do this, what else can I achieve?"

Stumps and Cranks
So you want to learn how to ride a bike despite not having a limb? Well, now it's really easy as there are plenty of bike choices available.

The British Table Tennis Association for people with Disabilities
The national table tennis website for those people with a disability.

The Disabled Golf Society
Golf is one of the most popular participating sports and is played regularly by the widest age group. Up until now there has been is no society that accommodates the needs of the majority of disabled golfers in England. The Disabled Golf Society aim is to bring together all disabled golfers, irrespective of gender, age or ability, and help them enjoy golf on a level playing field, or in our case a level golf course! With our interactive website we are able to offer a wide variety of services from, tournaments, independent golfing breaks, handicapping, ordering any specialist equipment, special discounts, greater inclusiveness and less frustration when booking tee times.

The Lord's Taverners
The Lord's Taverners is the official Charity of recreational cricket and the UK's leading youth cricket and disability sports Charity.

Sport and recreation are essential for young people and our mission is to give a 'sporting chance' to those in need. We achieve this by focusing on youth cricket in disadvantaged areas and sports and recreational equipment for young people with disabilities and special needs, including sports wheelchairs, specially-adapted minibuses and sensory play areas.

The Wheelyboat Trust
The Wheelyboat Trust came into being in 1985 in order to promote and provide its wheelchair accessible ‘Wheelyboat' to fisheries and other waters countrywide.

Therapy Directory
Therapy Directory only lists therapists who are registered with a recognised professional body or those who have sent us copies of their qualifications and insurance cover.

Thrive (using gardening to change lives)
Thrive is a small national charity, founded in 1978, that uses gardening to change the lives of disabled people.

Our activities are varied but focus on championing the benefits of gardening to individuals and organizations, as well as teaching techniques and practical applications so that anyone with a disability can take part and enjoy gardening. A research programme underpins Thrive’s work to provide evidence and improve understanding.

Transplant Sport UK
We are a registered Charity whose main aim is to raise awareness of the need for organ donation in the UK and worldwide.

Through organising sports and social events for transplant recipients we can show the benefits of organ donation and prove that you can lead a normal and active life again after transplantation.

UK Deaf Sport
UK Deaf Sport is a registered charity which aims to encourage Deaf people to participate, to enjoy and to excel at sport.

We provide information on Deaf sporting events throughout the UK.

Visually Impaired Bowls England
Visually Impaired Bowls England is made up of more than 50 member clubs.

Wheelchair Dance Sport Association (UK)
The WDSA (UK) was established in 2006 as the UK National Governing Body for wheelchair dance sport and wheelchair dancing within the UK, for those who would otherwise be excluded from dancing.

WheelPower
Many spoting opportunities and events for people that have a requiement to use a wheelchair.

Wooden Spoon
Wooden Spoon's objective is to make a positive impact on the lives of disadvantaged children and young people through our commitment to quality charitable work.

Indoor Climbing and Tennis Paddle On Canoe Club Judo and Football

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