Art, Sport and Leisure – Disabled People – Index R to Z

Disability – Radio Stations, Television, Rambling, Reading, Horse Riding, Rugby, Sailing, Skiing, Swimming, Tennis, Toys, Play, Water Skiing, Wheelchair Dancing, Writing and Yoga.

Index R to Z 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

Radio Stations and Television for Disabled People

Tel. 08454090294
The UK’s first radio station presented by disabled people
focused on health and disability with chat and great music

Rambling for Disabled People

Ramblers’ Association
See website for contact details.

Reading for Disabled People

Given here are organisations who can help you obtain reading
material of your choice if you cannot access a book shop

New Road, Weston Turville, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP22 5XQ
Tel: 01296 432339 Fax: 01296) 392 599 email:
Lending library of books on standard compact cassettes.

ClearVision Project
Linden Lodge School, 61 Princes Way, London SW19 6JB
Tel: 0208 789 9575
Lending library of braille/print children’s books

12 Lant Street, London SE1 1QH
Tel: 020 7407 9417 Fax:020 7403 1377
A postal cassette library service.

Royal National Institute for the Blind
RNIB Customer Services: for publications, equipment, games and information about transcription and library services, magazines, braille, Moon, large print, tape, and publishing services for businesses and organisations.
Telephone: 0303 123 9999 Post: RNIB Shop, PO Box 173, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE13 3SD Textphone: 0845 758 5691

Horse Riding for Disabled People

Riding for the Disabled Association
Lavinia Norfolk House, Avenue R, National Agricultural Centre Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 2LY
Tel: 02476 696510 Fax: 02476 696532
Has over 200 groups throughout the UK.

Rugby for Disabled People

Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby Limited
Rugby House
Twickenham Stadium
200 Whitton Road
Middlesex TW2 7BA
Telephone: 020 8831 7645

Sailing for Disabled People

RYA Sailability
RYA House, Romsey Road, Eastleigh, Hampshire SO50 9YA
Tel; 02380 627400 Fax: 02380 620545
Exists to ensure that adults and children with any form of disability have the opportunity to participate in the sport at any level.

Jubilee Sailing Trust
Hazel Road, Woolston, Soton, SO1 97GB
Tel: 238044 9108 Fax: 238044 9145
Adventure sailing holidays for the  able-dodied and the disabled

Skiing for Disabled People

The British Ski Club for the Disabled
Hillingdon Ski Centre, Park Road, Gatting Way
Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 1NR

Katies Ski Tracks
2 Pinchester Close, Little Compton, nr Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire GL56 0SD
Tel/Fax 01608 674 232
Exists to give disabled and very sick children a ski-based holiday of a lifetime

Scotlands Alternative Skiers
Carol Nickerson, 32 Broomhill Avenue, Aberdeen AB1 6JY
Tel: 01224 324521
The club advocates an open-door policy allowing entry to all disabled people

Ski School for the Blind
Schweizer Skischule, CH-7500 St Moritz Switzerland
The school has teachers experienced in guiding blind people

Ski Club Great Britain:

Winter Sports Travel:
An Accessible Resort Guide -This interactive accessible winter sports tool provides useful information about the types of adaptive equipment that could be used, you can also find out if specialised instruction or nearby medical facilities can be accessed at many resorts based in Europe.
You can find the resource here:

Swimming for Disabled People

Many local swimming baths make special provision for disabled
people. Phone your local baths for information.

Amateur Swimming Association – Swimming for People with Disabilities.
Harold Fern House, Derby Square, Loughborough, LE11 5AL
Tel: 01509 618700 Fax: 01509 618701
Scottish and Welsh contacts on the website.

National Association of Swimming Clubs for the Handicapped
Mike O’Leary, The Willows, Mayles Lane, Wickham, Hampshire PO17 5ND
Tel: 01329 833689
Acts as a co-ordinating body for member organisations

National Co-ordinating Committee – Swimming for People with Disabilities
Colin West, 29 Eastlea Avenue, Garston, Watford, Hertfordshire WD2 4RH
Telephone: 01923 677415

Table Tennis for Disabled People

Parasport – If you’re looking for a sport to help develop your hand-eye coordination and balance while also testing your mental awareness and speed of movement, then table tennis could be your thing.

Tennis for Disabled People

The British Tennis Foundation
Lynn Parker, Disabilities Co-ordinator, The Queen’s Club, West Kensington, London W14 9EG
Tel: 020 7381 7140 Fax: 020 7381 6507
Contact them for information about their activities for disabled tennis players

International Wheelchair Tennis Federation

London Wheelchair Tennis Association
Secretary: Gordon Gibbins,
20 Edgecombe House, Whitlock Drive, London SW19 6SL
Tel: 0208 788 8146

Tennis Scotland

Toys and Play for Disabled People

Play Matters – National Association of Toy and Leisure Libraries
68 Churchway, London NW1 1LT
Tel: 020 7387 9592 Fax: 020 7383 2714 email:
The parent body for over 1,000 toy libraries in the UK

Water Skiing for Disabled People

British Disabled Water Ski Association
The Tony Edge National Centre, Heron Lake, Wraysbury, Nr Staines, Middlesex TW19 6HW
Tel: 01784 483664 Fax: 01784 482747

Wheelchair Dancing for Disabled People

Wheelchair Dance Association
8 Redward Road, Rownhams, Southampton SO16 8JE.
Tel: 02380 362114

Wheelchair Racing for Disabled People

British Wheelchair Racing Association
Membership Secretary: Ric Cassel, 31 Bostocks Lane, Sandiacre, Nottinghamshire NG10 5NL
Tel: 0115 949 1595

Writing for Disabled People

John Wilkinson, 8 Bodmin Moor Close, North Hykeham, Lincoln LN6 9BB
Creative writing magazine written by people with disabilities

Write to Belong
Sheila Cooper, 105 Mortimer Road, Kensal Green, London NW10 5TN
Tel/Fax: 0208 964 8019
Co-ordinates a forum of disabled writers.

Yoga for Disabled People

Yoga for Health and Education Trust
The Yoga for Health and Education Trust (YHET) is a not-for-profit company and charity dedicated to bringing yoga to all whether fit and well or disabled.