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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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.


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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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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.


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Whitchurch MIS

Whitchurch Men in Sheds

Website: http://www.whitchurchmeninsheds.uk/

Email: [email protected] 

Telephone:  07783 009299 or 01948 840196

Address: Centre North East, Whitchurch Shropshire

If you want to join us or can help support the Shed we would love to hear from you. The Shed is located to the rear of the fire station. Access from Tesco or Lidl car park.

For more details contact: Geoff Crowther – Smith Email: [email protected] Telephone: 07783 009299 or 01948 840196 


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Registered Charity Number 11792677

OHNI Trust

OHMI (Enabling Music Making for the Physically Disabled)

Website: https://www.ohmi.org.uk/

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

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Registered Charity Number 1143623



Shrewsbury (Sansaw) Men’s Shed

Website: http://sansawmensshed.org/

Email: [email protected]

Contact Form: http://sansawmensshed.org/contact-us/

Telephone: 01630 655586

Address: Hadnall, Shropshire, SY4 3DJ 

Open on Tuesday and Wednesday. 10.00 am to 4.00 pm. Other days are available by arrangement with a member of the Trustees.

We have been open for 4 years and are very well established with both woodworking and metal working machines available for members who are trained to use. We do not have a clean quiet room for the use of the members.
For further details contact: Gerald Neville Email: [email protected] Telephone: 01630 655586

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Registered Charity Number 1158135

Men in Sheds

UK Men’s Sheds Association (Men in Sheds)

Website: https://menssheds.org.uk/

Email: [email protected]

Contact Form: https://menssheds.org.uk/contact/

Telephone: 0300 772 9626 Monday to Friday 9 am – 5 pm.

Address: UK Men’s Sheds Association, Henleaze House, 13 Harbury Road, Henleaze BS9 4PN

We are UK Men’s Sheds Association, the support body for Men’s Sheds across the UK. We raise awareness of the Men’s Sheds movement and the many benefits of Shedding and we support Men’s Sheds in getting off the ground and thriving as community-driven, member-led entities. We don’t own or manage Men’s Sheds, but we champion them for miles around.

Our mission is to enable access to a Men’s Shed for every man that would benefit from one and we won’t stop until we’ve achieved it.

  • Promoting the Men’s Sheds movement so as many people as possible know about them. We want Men’s Sheds to be a household name so that every man knows what they are and how to find one.
  • Promoting individual Men’s Sheds to help put interested members of the community in touch with their nearest Men’s Shed. We do this by maintaining an up-to-date map of UK Sheds on our website, through social and print media and by forwarding enquiries to the relevant local Shed groups and attracting support for member Sheds.
  • Providing advice and guidance on starting up and running a shed to help grow the number of UK Men’s Sheds. We do this by providing practical information guides, example documents and toolkits on topics such as registering as a charity, insurance, funding, sourcing equipment and venues, and volunteer recruitment. We provide telephone, email and in-person support to individuals and groups wanting to start a Men’s Shed. We equip them with the knowledge to develop and sustain a thriving Men’s Shed in their community for years to come.
  • Training volunteer Ambassadors with experience of starting their own Men’s Sheds to mentor and guide like-minded individuals and groups in starting and managing Men’s Sheds across the UK.
  • Holding networking events to connect men from different Men’s Sheds across the UK. Here they can share experiences, knowledge and skills, and make friends for life with others who share interests and a common purpose.

 To find Men in Sheds in your area, click this link: https://menssheds.org.uk/find-a-shed/


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Registered Charity Number 1162409

Can be Done

Can Be Done (the travel experts for disabled travellers)

Website: https://www.canbedone.co.uk/

Email: [email protected]

Contact Form: https://www.canbedone.co.uk/contact-us/

Telephone: 020 8907 2400

Address: Equity House, 128-136 High Street, Edgware HA8 7EL

We provide disabled access holidays. At Can Be Done, we believe that a disability is simply a challenge and not a limitation to enjoying that perfect getaway.

For over 30 years, our specialist travel experts have been creating detailed itineraries for travellers who are disabled. At Can Be Done, we focus on all aspects of your travel experience so that you get the most from whichever destination you visit.


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