Hive (The)


Email: N/A

Contact Form:

Telephone: 01743 234970 (Open Tuesday to Friday 9 am -5 pm)

Address: The Hive, 5 Belmont, Shrewsbury SY1 1TE

We organise funded arts programmes to work with children and young people – some of whom are vulnerable or at risk. It is our vision to support young people to realise their aspirations and help develop confidence and self-esteem for those who face challenging circumstances.

Our projects take place both at the Hive and across Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin.

In addition, the Hive is a vibrant town centre venue offering live gigs, film screenings, training, and a creative environment for people to mix and share ideas.

Find us on Face Book @hiveshrewsbury and Twitter @HiveShrewsbury

Registered Charity Number 1108488

Riding for the Disabled

West Mercia RDA


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.

Find us on Face Book and Twitter

Registered Charity Number

Zebra Access

Zebra Access


Email: [email protected]

Contact Form:

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


The Wyldwoods Pork Pie Club


Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 01952 884224  

Address: Willey, Broseley, Shropshire TF12 5JH

We are a friendly group who meet up regularly to do practical projects sharing a pork pie at lunchtime! If you can help to run the Shed or would like to join us please get in touch. Contact: Steph Brett Email: [email protected] Telephone: 01952 884224


Find us on Face Book and Twitter

Registered Charity Number


Council for Disabled Children

Council for Disabled Children


Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 07721 097 033

Address: National Children’s Bureau, WeWork London Fields, 115 Mare Street, London E8 4RU

Our vision is a society in which disabled children and young people’s rights are respected, their aspirations supported and life chances are assured. We want disabled children and young people and those with special educational needs to have full and happy childhoods, to fulfill their potential, and be active within the community. And we want parents of disabled children to be parents first – living ordinary lives.

Who we are

We are the umbrella body for the disabled children’s sector with a membership of over 300 voluntary and community organisations and an active network of practitioners that spans education, health and social care.

As a membership body we provide a collective voice that champions the rights of children, young people and their families and challenges barriers to inclusion.

As a collective we believe that the views of disabled children and young people are vital to the development of an inclusive society and that they have the right to be heard and actively participate in decisions that affect them.

We believe that every child and young person should enjoy the same rights and opportunities and that every aspect of society should be fully inclusive to disabled children and young people.

NCB National Children’s Bureau

The Council for Disabled Children is part of the National Children’s Bureau


Find us on Face Book @councilfordisabledchildren and Twitter @CDC_tweets

Registered Charity Number 258825

OHNI Trust

OHMI (Enabling Music Making for the Physically Disabled)


Email: [email protected]

Telephone: N/A

Address: The OHMI Trust, 29 Woodbourne Road, Harborne, Birmingham  B17 8BY

The OHMI Trust is a UK-based charity pioneering the development and adaptation of musical instruments for people who are physically disabled.

Our objective is to remove the barriers to music making faced by physically disabled people, and to enable undifferentiated participation in musical life, whether at school, in the home or in a professional ensemble.

There are four elements to our work:

  • The acquisition of instruments through our international competition
  • Music Makers - our teaching support programme
  • Research into music education, instrument design, instrument manufacture, and social issues
  • Making instruments available through a national hire scheme

Find us on Face Book @TheOHMITrust2016 and Twitter @TheOHMITrust

Registered Charity Number 1143623


Brain & Spine Foundation

Brain & Spine Foundation


Email: [email protected]

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 020 3096 7880

Helpline: 0808 808 1000  

Address: Brain & Spine Foundation, Fourth Floor, CAN Mezzanine, 7-14 Great Dover Street, London SE1 4YR

Our mission is to improve the quality of life of people affected by neurological problems by providing expert information, support and education.

Our expert services are there for people at every stage, from first symptoms, diagnosis, treatments and in the long term.

Neurological conditions and associated treatments are often complex and poorly understood by those affected and their families. Many people wait for a long time for diagnosis while living with ongoing symptoms and the anxiety of not knowing what the future holds. The Brain & Spine Foundation exists to provide information, answer questions, reduce anxiety and to inform choices.

The charity is entirely funded by voluntary donations from our supporters; we receive no government funding.

We have a helpline, people can contact us by telephone, email and post. We also have online support groups and hold events for patients, carers and health professionals.


Find us on Face Book @braineandspine and Twitter @brainspine

Registered Charity Number 1098528.


CICS (Cochlear Implant Children’s Support Service)


Email: [email protected]

Contact Form:

Telephone: 020 8876 8605

Telephone: Angela O’Donovan (Midlands Coordinator) 07830 345023

Address: CICS PO Box 28843, London, SW13 0WY

CICS is an independent, voluntary group run by parents whose children have cochlear implants to help others whose children already have implants and those who are considering cochlear implantation for their child whether unilateral, simultaneous or sequential bilateral.

We offer first-hand experience of the difference that cochlear implantation can make to the lives of deaf children and their families. We can help with issues that surround life with an implanted child to provide a vital part of the pre and post implantation process – support for parents by parents.

What we do

  • Offer contact, information and support based on first-hand experience
  • Put families in touch with others who have relevant experiences to share, eg cause of deafness, additional needs, method of communication, educational provision
  • Provide a quarterly newsletter
  • Organise a regular information day
  • Arrange social events for the whole family
  • Organise activity weekends
  • Host a members’ Facebook page
  • Liaise with other organisations helping deaf children
  • Provide links with other groups as well as adult CI users and some overseas families
  • Raise awareness of cochlear implants
  • Take part in campaigns and research


Find us on Face Book and Twitter

Registered Charity Number 1097619


Mencap -Market Drayton

Website:  N/A

Email:  [email protected]

Telephone: Sheila Lomas: 01630 654389

Address:  Mencap, Salisbury Hill View, Market Drayton, Shropshire TF9 1DW

Mencap (Market Drayton) provides a wide range of social activities for adults with learning disabilities, their carers and families.

Market Drayton Mencap has its own well-equipped social club premises and is open on Saturdays from 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm.

The branch covers a wide area, with people attending club sessions from Market Drayton, Whitchurch, Wem and the surrounding rural areas.

Find us on Face Book and Twitter

Registered Charity Number 512257  

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Albrighton Moat and Gardens (including the Me & You project)


Email: [email protected]uk

Telephone: 01902 372441 Fax: 01902 374117

Address: Albrighton Trust Moat & Gardens, Blue House Lane, Albrighton, Nr Wolverhampton, WV7 5FL

The Charity provides educational, recreational and leisure facilities for mentally, physically and sensory disabled users.   “Me & You” is a Lottery funded project for disabled and special needs young people during their transition years.

The Albrighton Trust, Moat and Gardens offers educational and recreational activities for people disadvantaged by disability, special needs or illness, who are welcomed and supported whatever their capability.  We have a proven track record of supporting the most hard to reach in society, providing positive outdoor activities and offering opportunities to enhance or change lives.

All activities are either inspied by or involve the outdoor environment. Our first class facilities are specifically designed to ensure everyone, regardless of disability or capability can experience the joy and satisfaction of engaging in positive, outdoor activity.


Find us on Face Book @AlbrightonTrustMoatandGardens and Twitter @AlbrightonTrust

Registered Charity No. 1000402