Art, Sport and Leisure – Disabled People – Index A to B

Focus on Disability - For Disabled People, the Elderly and their Carers in the UK

Disability – Amateur Radio, Angling, Archery, Art, Performing Arts, Painting, Badminton, Billiards, Snooker, Board Games and Bowls.

Index A to B of societies, clubs and organisations providing resources where people with a disability can join in or enjoy activities they love and enjoy.

A – B
C – H
J – Q
R – Z

Amateur Radio for Disabled People

The Radio Amateur Invalid And Blind Club
Membership Secretary : Shelagh Chambers, 78 Durley Avenue, Pinner, Middlesex
Tel: 0208 868 2516
Web: The Radio Society of Great Britain
Lambda House, Cranborne Road, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire EN6 3JE
Tel: 0870 904 7373 Fax: 0870 904 7374

Angling for Disabled People

The Northern Ireland Tourist Board
Information Guide to Coarse Fishing has information useful to disabled anglers,
details from:

Handicapped Anglers Trust
Andy Beadsley – Director, Handicapped Anglers Trust, North Lodge, Burton Park,
Petworth, West Sussex GU28 0JT: Tel/Fax 01798 342222

Handicapped Piscatorial Association
29, Ironlatch Avenue, St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex TN38 9JE
Tel: 01424 427931- pm only

Archery for Disabled People

British Wheelchair Archery Association
Covering the sport with grassroots level information and elite level training for wheelchair archers

Archery GB
Official website of the Governing Body for the sport of Archery in Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Tel: 01952 677 888

Art, Performing Arts and Painting for Disabled People

National Arts Councils:
Arts Council of England
14 Great Peter Street, London SW1P 3NQ
Tel: 020 7333 0100 Fax: 020 7973 6590 Minicom: 020 7793 6564

The Arts Council of Wales
Museum place, Cardiff CF10 3NX
Tel: 02920 376500Fax: 02920 221447

Creative Scotland



Purple Patch ArtsPurple Patch Arts LogoAn organisation providing creative arts activities for adults with
learning disabilities / difficulties, with the aim
of Inspiring Creative Adventure. A ‘Purple Patch’ is a time in a persons life when everything is excellent and we
hope for you all that you will find your ‘Purple Patch’ in your life.
Tel: 07725 041 801

Artlink Central
Argyll Community Centre, Princess Street, Stirling FK8 1HQ
Tel: 01786 450971 Fax: 01786 465958
Web: Arts Disability Wales
Chapter Arts Centre, Market Road, Canton, Cardiff CF5 1QE
Tel/Minicom: 02920 377 885 Fax: 02920 395 211

54, Chalton Street, Camden, London NW1 1HS
Tel/textphone: 0207 338 2227 Fax: 0207 383 2653

The Art House
Doncaster College, Waterdale, Doncaster DN1 3EX
Tel: 01302 368555 Minicom: 01302 326187 email: mail
Set up in 1994 by a group of artists, many of whom were disabled, The Art House is a unique
inclusive membership organisation which believes in enabling all artists to have access to work,
training and exhibiting opportunities in accessible surroundings. Registered charity no. 1063671

Carousel ( creative arts by and with people with learning difficulties)
Community Base, 113 Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XG
Tel: 01273 234 734
Fax: 01273 234 735

Conquest – The Society for Art for Physically Handicapped People
3 Beverley Close, Ewell, Epsom, Surrey KT17 3HB
Tel: 0208 393 6102

Crypt – Creative Young People Together Forum
Stirling Road, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 8EU
Tel: 01243 786 064 Fax: 01243 786 930

Open College of the Arts
Registration Department, OCA, Unit 1B, Redbrook Business Park,
Wilthorpe Road, Barnsley, S75 1JN
Freephone: 0800 731 2116 Fax: 01226 730 838 Minicom: 01226 205 255

Project Ability Centre for Developmental Arts,
18 Albion Street, Glasgow G1 1LH
Tel: 0141 552 2822 Fax: 0141 552 3940
Promote equality of access to the arts.

Shape London
LVS Resource Centre, 356 Holloway Road, London N7 6PA
Tel: 0207 700 0100 Minicom: 0207 700 8139 Fax: 0207 700 8143
Opens up access to the arts for disabled and older people.

The Shape Network
A federation of independent artists working to increase access
to the arts for groups of people who are usually excluded.
Current members:

Artability South East
Shadwell House, 65 Lower Green Road, Rusthall, Tunbridge Wells TN4 8TW
Tel: 01892 519 920 Fax: 01892 519 950

Unit 1, St John Fisher School, Sandy Lane West, Blackbird Leas, Oxford OX4 5LD
Tel: 01865 714652 Fax: 01865 714822

The Orpheus Centre
North Park Lane, Godstone, Surrey RH9 8N
Telephone: 01883 744 664 Fax: 01883 744 994
Email: Website:
Recognised for the opportunities it offers young disabled and non-disabled people to
develop their skills in Performing Arts

Suffolk Artlink
Units 13 & 14, Malt Store Annex, The Cut, 8 New Cut, Halesworth, IP19 8BY
Tel: 01986 873955

Badminton for Disabled People

Badminton Association of England Limited
National Badminton Centre, Bradwell Road, Loughton Lodge, Milton Keynes MK8 9LA
Trains coaches for disabled people who want to play badminton.

Billiards and Snooker

English Association of Snooker & Billiards Ltd.
High Howdon Social Club, Tynemouth Road, Howdon, Wallsend, Tyne & Wear NE28 0EA

Board Games for Disabled People

Royal National Institute for the Blind
Telephone: 0303 123 9999
Post: RNIB Shop, PO Box 173, Peterborough,
Cambridgeshire PE13 3SD Textphone: 0845 758 5691
Details of adapted versions of board games suitable for blind and
partially sighted people. They can also be helpful with information
about other pursuits for the blind and partially sighted.

GB Boccia Federation
c/o Paralympics GB 60
Charlotte Street
Tel: 0207 842 5785

Bowls for Disabled People

The publication – ‘Bowls for Visually impaired people’ is available from the
RNIB, 224 Great Portland Street, London W1N 6AA
Tel: 0207 388 1266 Fax: 0207 388 2034 The English National Association of Visually Handicapped Bowlers
Secretary: Geoff Rawlinson, 11 Wordsworth Road, Clevedon, Avon BS21 6PQ
Tel: 0275 875969