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Useful organisations

This section of DLF Data contains details of numerous voluntary organisations, Government agencies, support groups and other contacts that may be useful to older and disabled people and their carers. If you find any information that is incorrect please email Data Services to let us know which 'Contact' is incorrect and what information needs changing. If you would like to be added to the database please complete these questions.

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Outdoor Sports

Aims to assist disabled people to get airborne. Hosts flying days giving opportunity to fly, and establishes what adaptations would be needed to pursue flying as a hobby and provides flight training for disabled people.


  • Blackbushe Airport
  • Camberley
  • GU17 9LQ

Supports the promotion of canoeing for all via Paddle-Ability, a term and concept developed by the British Canoe Union to address the issue of participation in canoeing by people with a disability. Provides Disability Co-ordinators in each of the organisations regions, who are able to assist and advise individual canoeists, clubs and event organisers.


  • National Water Sports Centre
  • Adbolton Lane
  • Nottingham
  • NG12 2LU

Organisation for all matters related to angling and for the promotion of the sport amongst disabled people.


  • 9 Yew Tree Road
  • Delves
  • Walsall
  • WS5 4NQ

Assessment and instruction on water skiing for disabled people. Regional offices and water skiing facilities in Middlesex and other locations nationwide.


  • The Tony Edge Centre Wraysbury
  • Heron Lake
  • Wraysbury
  • TW19 6HW

Governing body responsible for the sport of orienteering including the discipline known as Trail O otherwise known as Precision-O which may be suitable for people with disabilities.


  • Scholes Mill
  • Old Coach Road
  • Matlock
  • DE4 5FY

Diving club which runs a diver training programme.


  • South Pier Road
  • Ellesmere Port
  • CH65 4FL

Aims to promote and encourage bowling for disabled people in the UK. Gives advice on access to bowling clubs, greens, use of ramps, boards, wheelchairs, buggies and any other equipment required to play bowls from a wheelchair. Organises training weekends for bowlers of all standards.


  • Station Road
  • East Preston
  • BN16 3AJ

DisabilitySport.org.uk is a guide to organised sport and recreational opportunities for people with disabilities at both local and international levels. Our mission is to facilitate access to disability sports by providing information on a wide range of sports and sports organisations focusing on people with hearing, visual, physical and intellectual impairment.


Offers advice for people who have a physical disability who wish to ski independently with their families or friends. Focuses on the three top French ski resorts with accessible accommodation - Tignes, La Plagne and Avoriaz. Different types of ski options are available, including Mono-sit skiing, Bi-sit skiing for those with less balance, three tracks for amputees and four tracks.


  • 9 Reece Mews
  • London
  • SW7 3HE

Campaign, initiate and provide opportunities for physical recreation in England for those who have a degree of learning disability.


  • South Side Hospitality Suite
  • Rapid Solicitors Stadium
  • Wakefield
  • WF1 5EY

Aims to provide children with sports wheelchairs and give an opportunity for participation in sports through help with training and travel to sporting events. Activities include giving children with a disability the opportunity to participate in sports including: marathons, athletics, skiing, rugby, basketball, fencing, tennis and snooker. Also helps with the provision of manual wheelchairs, trikes for children to use every day at home, to go to school and enable them to play with their friends.


  • 4 Chandlery House
  • 40 Gowers Walk
  • London
  • E1 8BH

Provides advice on adaptations to golf clubs, electric scooters and tee off equipment. Has a supply of equipment for loan to members and/or golf centres. List of clubs accessible to Foundation members can also be supplied.


Provide, promote and develop opportunities for men, women, and children with disabilities to participate in recreational and competitive wheelchair tennis at all levels from novice to the professional player. Ensures that fair and equal opportunity is provided for all those entitled to play under its eligibility rules and that the rules of wheelchair tennis are implemented according to the standards expected of an international body.


  • The International Tennis Federation
  • Bank Lane
  • London
  • SW15 5XZ

Registered charity of motorcyclists giving advice and practical information to riders with disabilities. Designs and funds adaptations to motorcycles and trikes to individual specifications; publishes a quarterly magazine which includes information on licensing assessments, insurance problems and social activities. Network of representatives throughout the UK. Membership available. Telephone line open 9 am - 3 pm. Monday - Friday.


  • Unit 20 The Bridgewater Centre
  • Robson Avenue
  • Urmston
  • M41 7TE

Aims to provide disabled people with the opportunity to ride and/or carriage-drive. Opportunities also include social activities and holidays.


  • Norfolk House
  • 1a Tournament Court
  • Warwick
  • CV34 6LG

Aims to raise awareness regarding diving and disability and to enable people to participate in scuba diving and snorkelling. Activities include: liaising with international diver training agencies and organisations concerned with disability issues; providing specialist and adapted diving equipment; seeking grants and funding to subsidise the extra costs incurred by people with a disability training as recreational scuba divers.


  • 18 Crowhurst Mead
  • Goldstone
  • TN29 9YG

Provide year round sports training and events for people with a learning disability. There are 150 local groups throughout England, Scotland and Wales providing regular training in some or all of the following sports disciplines: summer sports; aquatics; athletics; basketball; bowls; cycling; equestrian; football; gymnastic; roller skating; softball; tennis; tenpin bowling; volleyball Winter Sports: alpine skiing; cross country skiing; figures skating; floor hockey; speed skating. Demonstration Sports: badminton; golf; powerlifting; table tennis; team handball; sailing.


  • Corinthian House, 1st Floor
  • 6-8 Great Eastern Street
  • London
  • EC2A 3NT

Sportability uses sport and challenging pursuits for people with paralysis. Events in Dorset + Hants, Bristol + Glos, East Midlands, Westmidlands, Kent + East Sussex, Surrey, Oxford and Hampshire. Offer sailing, gliding, Landyachting, Clay pigeon shooting, Quad-Biking, Archery and many more activities.


  • Laynes House
  • 526-528 Watford Way
  • London
  • NW7 4RS

Official registered tennis charity. Works in partnership with the Lawn Tennis Association, the national governing body for the game of tennis in Great Britain. Provides and supports tennis playing opportunities for young people, the community at large and for disabled people.


  • National Tennis Centre
  • 100 Priory Lane
  • Roehampton, London
  • SW15 5JQ

This charity provides: - expertise and support to the tourism and hospitality sector to supply accessible services for all. - accurate and timely information to visitors, in the manner in which they wish to receive it, to enable them to make informed choices. - information to people with disabilities and older people in relation to accessible accommodation and other tourism services. They work as well with policy-makers to ensure that specific needs are taken into account and that policies are coherent. Tourism for All works to create, develop and support accessibility and social inclusion in the hospitality and tourism industry, for customers and staff, regardless of age, disability or income. It is a UK-wide umbrella organisation which provides a national focus and co-ordinating role.


  • 7A Pixel Mill
  • 44 Appleby Road
  • Kendal
  • LA9 6ES

The UK Sports Association (UKSA) promotes, facilitates and supports talented sports people with learning disability in the UK to train, compete and excel in national and internatinal sport.


  • 1st Floor
  • 12 City Forum
  • London
  • EC1V 2PU

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