Riding for the Disabled

West Mercia RDA

Website: http://www.rdawestmercia.co.uk/

Email: N/A

Telephone: 01691 661128 (West Mercia RDA Regional Chairman)

Address: N/A

This website has a page linking to useful information to RDA’s in the 5 counties. The page also has links to the National RDA, results information, Qualifiers, Volunteers and has many photographs and videos. 

West Mercia RDA incorporates the 5 counties:

• Herefordshire
• Shropshire
• Staffordshire
• Warwickshire
• Worcestershire

The 5 counties embrace 37 RDA Member Groups delivering riding, carriage driving and vaulting for disabled people in their local area. These groups are run and supported by volunteers who are specially trained to deliver fulfilling, challenging and rewarding experiences using the horse and pony to achieve positive outcomes.

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Crane Quality Counselling

Website: http://cranecounselling.co.uk/

Email: [email protected],uk

Telephone: 01743 240546 24 hr answer phone service available

Address: The Roy Fletcher Centre, 12/17 Cross Hill, Shrewsbury, SY1 1JE

Crane Quality Counselling is a new charity setup in January 2017 by a group of individuals who have over 30 years of experience of working in the relationship and family arena.

The charity was launched in October 2017 and is based in The Roy Fletcher Centre, Cross Hill Shrewsbury.
Crane Quality Counselling is supported by a Board of six Trustees. Our volunteer Chief Executive Officer, Lin Foley is assisted in the office by six volunteers.

Our Counsellors work with all adult relationship difficulties, elderly, bereavement, sexual issues, the homeless, prisoners and their families and the forces veterans.

The offices are currently open Monday – Thursday 10 am – 4 pm Appointments are available between times but evening appointment between 5 pm – 8 pm are also available.

To find out more about our work, including who we help click here: http://cranecounselling.co.uk/what-does-counselling-do/


Find us on Face Book Crane Counselling and Twitter  @CQC_Counselling


Registered Charity Number 1175610

Hopton Rehab and Homing Centre

Website: http://www.hoptonrehabhoming.org/home/4594076713

Email: [email protected]

Contact Form: http://www.hoptonrehabhoming.org/contact/4594076718

Telephone: 07989 602773 (Lin) or 07581 551469 (Kim)

Address: N/A

Hopton Rehab & Homing Centre (HRH) was established in July 2017. 

About our work:

  • Over the past 4 years, whilst running a separate training organisation in work-based horsecare, Tracy and Lin accumulated a variety of equines that needed extensive rehabilitation; both physically and mentally; for a multitude of reasons.
  • The volume arriving at the centre increased significantly and it became no longer possible to continue to privately fund the scheme; hence the creation of HRH.
  • We have built a great reputation for our sympathetic approach which allows the horses to adjust and develop before moving on to new vocations.
  • Once a horse is ready to move on it is carefully matched with a prospective new home to ensure a happy outcome.

Horses come to us for many different reasons be they financial, owners having a change in circumstances, horses unsuitable for current owner or simply an older equine looking for a quieter life.  At HRH we believe in giving all equines a second chance and we work with them closely to enable them to find a new life with a new carer/owner.

The rehoming process involves visits to new homes before and after a horse is relocated. It is therefore not possible to extend the rehoming process outside of a two and a half hour driving radius of the centre which is based near Tenbury Wells in Worcestershire.


Find us on Face Book @hoptonrehab and Twitter @HoptonRehab

Registered Charity Number  1173847


Oswestry Men’s Shed

Website: http://www.oswestrymensshed.co.uk/

Email:  [email protected]

Telephone: 07821 357356

Address: Oswestry Showground, Oswestry, SY11 4AS

Come and see us at the Oswestry Showground, Oswestry, SY11 4AS. Open Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday – 10 am to 4.00 pm. For further details contact: Hilbre Jones Email: [email protected] Telephone: 07821 357356

Men typically find it more difficult to build social connections than women, and unlike women of a similar age, less older men have networks of friends and rarely share personal concerns about health and personal worries. It is not the case for all men, but for some, when retirement comes, it can feel like personal identity and purpose is lost. Men’s Sheds can change all of that and we have done our best to fulfil these objectives.


Find us on Face Book @oswestrymeninsheds and Twitter

Registered Charity Number 1162139


Market Drayton Men’s shed

Website:  N/A

Email:  [email protected]

Telephone: 0793 8580480 (Only when shed is open on Tuesday & Wednesday)

Address: Market Drayton , Shropshire, TF9 3SL

Open Tuesday and Wednesday from 10.30 till 4 pm, and other times by arrangement For further details contact: Ken Barker Email: [email protected] Telephone: 0793-8580480 (Only when shed is open on Tuesday & Wednesday)


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Newport Men’s Shed

Website: http://www.newportmensshed.co.uk/community/newport-men-s-shed-13551/home

Email: [email protected]

Contact Form: http://www.newportmensshed.co.uk/community/newport-men-s-shed-13551/contact/

Telephone: 01952 525289

Address: Hall Barn, Church Street, Madeley, Telford TF7 5BT

Newport Men’s Shed operates from two locations: Our workshop in Coalbrookdale where you can get involved in specialist woodwork and our main Men’s Shed at Hall Barn in Madeley where you can join in with other activities. Come along to Hall Barn on a Tuesday or Thursday, or Coalbrookdale on a Wednesday.

Click here for further information https://www.hugofox.com/community/newport-men-s-shed-13551/find-us/


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BBS UK (Bardet-Biedl Syndrome UK)

Website: https://www.lmbbs.org.uk/

Email: [email protected] or for BBS UK Support Officer: Birmingham Service [email protected]

Telephone: 07591 206787 (Amy Clapp BBS UK Support Officer: Birmingham Service)

Bardet-Biedl Syndrome UK is the only registered charity supporting people with Bardet-Biedl Syndrome, their families and carers. The aims of the Charity, according to its constitution, are: to preserve and protect the health and promote the welfare of persons living with BBS, and to advance the education of the medical and educational professionals and the general public on the subject of BBS.

For information regarding the clinical features of BBS, click here for our information booklets

All members of the Management Committee are volunteers. They have children with BBS or have the syndrome themselves, and they willingly give up their time to provide support, raise funds and generally do as much as they can to keep the Charity moving forwards.


The Charity produces newsletters,  conference reports, holds an annual family conference, and is an integral member of the specially commissioned multi-disciplinary BBS Clinics. Awareness of the Syndrome has grown massively as a result and the Charity now supports over 500 families and communicates with over 130 professionals involved in their care.


There are no membership fees and no charges are made for information – the work of the Charity relies entirely on donations.


Find us on Face Book  @BBS UK1 and Twitter @BBS UK1

Registered Charity Number 1027384 and SCO41839

Zebra Access

Zebra Access

Website: https://www.zebra-access.com/

Email: [email protected]

Contact Form: https://www.zebra-access.com/

Telephone: 01902 421919

Address: Zebra Access, Creative Industries Centre, Wolverhampton Science Park, Glaisher Dr, Wolverhampton WV10 9TG

Zebra Access is a Deaf-led charity dedicated to ensuring that all Deaf and Hard of Hearing people enjoy equal participation and access without communication barriers.

We aim to provide Deaf role models, enabling Deaf and Hard of Hearing people to have self belief and confidence to achieve their aspirations by breaking down barriers. We provide services to support Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals along with a variety of events, clubs and activities. We also deliver Deaf Awareness and BSL training to organisations and individuals who work with Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities and individuals.


Find us on Face Book @zebraacess and Twitter @ZebraAccess

Registered Charity Number 1149181


Research Institute for Disabled Consumers (RiDC)

Website: https://www.ridc.org.uk/

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 020 7427 2460

Address: Research Institute for Disabled Consumers, Ground Floor, Unit 10,, Blenheim Court, 62 Brewery Road, London N7 9NY

The Research Institute for Disabled Consumers is the leading expert in user-centred research involving disabled and older consumers. The Research Institute for Disabled Consumers is the trading name of the Research Institute for Consumer Affairs. We’re an independent, national charity with a board of twelve trustees, all of whom have personal experience of disability.

What does RiDC do?

  • We provide consumer information and user reviews to help disabled and older people choose the right products and services to lead an independent life
  • We help businesses improve products and services
  • And we take the voice of disabled and older consumers to decision makers.

All of our work is carried out by our research forum of 900+ disabled and older consumers, who take part in mystery shopping and research projects.


Find us on Face Book @RiDC_UK and Twitter @RiDC_UK

Registered Charity Number 1007726



Website: https://deaffest.co.uk/

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 01902 421919711688 Fax: 01902 837401  

Address: N/A

Deaffest supports and develops the talents of emerging and established deaf filmmakers and artists from the UK and around the world. The biennial festival showcases films and documentaries by international filmmakers. Exhibitions, seminars, workshops, parties and networking take place at the festival and everyone is welcome to take part, sharing their interest in films and the arts.


Find us on Face Book and Twitter @Deaffest

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