Dwalf Sports Association

Dwalf Sports Association UK (DSAuk)

Website: https://www.dsauk.org/

Contact Us: https://www.dsauk.org/contact/

Telephone: 01246 296 485 Mobile: 07889 922 736

Address: Dwalf Sports Association, Polaris Building, Wreakes Lane, Dronfield S18 1PN

Dwalf Sports Association mission is to make regular sporting opportunity accessible and enjoyable to anyone and everyone of restricted growth in the United Kingdom, regardless of their race, colour, ethnic origin, gender, location, sporting ability or financial support.

Aims & Objectives

  • To promote and develop sport for persons of restricted growth and to enable them to enter and compete in sport on an equal footing.
  • To promote recreational sport for the the benefit of any persons of restricted growth.
  • To promote competitive sport for dwarf athletes both in the United Kingdom and Internationally.
  • To provide opportunities for dwarf athletes to train for and compete in the World Dwarf Games, the Paralympic and the Olympic games.

Eligibility Statement

Persons with any type of dwarfism are eligible to compete in events. Height shall not exceed 5 feet 0 inches (152.4 centimeters) for persons with a disproportionate dysplasia and 4 feet 10 inches (147.3 centimeters) for a proportionate short stature due to medical reasons.

There are nine DSAuk regions operating throughout the UK: Find out further information about regions at this link; https://www.dsauk.org/about-dsauk/dsauk-regions/

Regions events include a brilliant selection of varied and fun activities including Multi-Sports Days, Soft Play, Swimming, Skiing, Athletics, Football, Cycling, Shooting, Boccia, Badminton, Picnics, Social Gatherings and Beach Parties.

Follow us on Facebook @DSAUK and Twitter @dwarfsportDSAuk

Registered Charity, number 1041961

Shropshire MHS

Shropshire MHS Mental Health Support

Website: https://www.shropshiremhs.com
Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 01743 368647

Please note that our answer phone and email are only checked during office hours.

Address: Shropshire Mind, Suites 3 & 4 Observer House, Holywell Street,Shrewsbury, SY2 6BL

Shropshire MHS was established in 1974 and provides a wide range of quality services across the county for the one in four people and their families, who are affected by mental and emotional distress. We help to bridge the gap between being unwell and full independence for the people who use our service. Some people need support in many areas of their lives, whilst others in just a few. Some people need support for long periods of time and others for only a short while.

Our vision is that everyone has the right to live equally with others and to enjoy a good quality of life. Also, that people who use our service are treated with respect, justice and enjoy equality of access to services.

We help to enable people who use our services to play the fullest possible part in their own communities and their own recovery. We work together in partnership with people to make sure that their right to make choices is preserved. We are also striving to reduce the debilitation, alienation, stigma and social isolation experienced by vulnerable people living in rural areas.

Our core service is our Shrewsbury based daily drop in, which runs seven days a week and offers people the chance to relax in a safe, nurturing environment and enjoy taking part in social activities. In addition, we offer a range of groups in Shrewsbury, including Mindfulness for Wellbeing, Reconnect (wellbeing group), Road to Recovery, Women in Mind and Hearing Voices. Our services also extend beyond Shrewsbury to a number of outreach groups held in Whitchurch, Bridgnorth, Ludlow and Market Drayton. These groups operate on a drop in basis and are run by our excellent team of volunteers.

Shropshire MHS operates with a small team of dedicated staff and large team of exceptional volunteers. We have a board of trustees who meet monthly and hold the charity’s activities to account.

Shropshire MHS’s main objective is to empower anyone experiencing a mental health challenge. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding of mental ill-health in Shropshire, making sure that the people in need of support are heard.

Our values and beliefs are reflected in the service we provide, in that we:

  • Make sure the service we provide reflects the needs of the local community;
  • Respect the dignity and rights of everyone that uses our service;
  • Make sure that our services are appropriate, safe and acceptable;
  • Create an environment that is welcoming to everyone, with a zero tolerance to any discriminatory behaviour;
  • Offer choices and promote independence;
  • Raise awareness and educate the public on mental health issues;
  • Value the contribution our staff and volunteers make;
  • Work in partnership with other relevant agencies;
  • Operate within the principles of corporate governance.

Find us on Facebook: ShropshireMhs and on Twitter  @MhsShropshire

Registered Charity Number 1003117

MAC

MAC (Midlands Arts Centre)

Website: https://macbirmingham.co.uk/#

Contact Form: https://macbirmingham.co.uk/help/contact

Telephone: 0121 446 3232

Address: Midlands Arts Centre, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, B12 9QH

About: First opened in 1962, Midlands Arts Centre – also known as MAC – is a pioneering arts complex for everyone. Our mission: to make art an important part of people’s lives.

MAC’s ethos is based on a set of values which inform the whole of its activities. The tensions within the values help to shape the organisation’s work and add an extra, creative spark to its activities. MAC values the following:

  • artistically experimental activities – and ones striving to engage with their audiences;
  • celebrating diversity – and strengthening social cohesion;
  • offering equal opportunities to everyone – and recognising the uniqueness of artistic talent;
  • increasing the accessibility of the arts – and respecting their complexity;
  • giving users and audiences more involvement in, and control over, programming – and introducing them to new challenges and innovations;
  • helping artists to find their own, unique voice – and to forge productive partnerships with other artists and the general public;
  • making the most of the social benefits of the arts – and valuing the pleasure people gain from their own individual artistic expression.#

We work together with Soundabout choirs in the West Midlands.

Follow us on Face Book and Twitter.

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Soundabout

Website: https://www.soundabout.org.uk/

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 01235 797474

Address: Soundabout, John Eccles House, Robert Robinson Avenue, Oxford Science Park, Oxford, OX4 4GP

At Soundabout, we believe that everybody deserves to have a voice. Rather than focusing on what people can’t do, we want to emphasize what they can do. We believe that people with severe and profound learning disabilities including autism should have a life full of expression, passion and enjoyment. To enable this to happen we aim to educate, support and empower through both empowering training and supporting those in our community. That’s why we use music to enable people with learning disabilities to express themselves, connect with others, and feel the warmth of music.

Soundabout was launched in 1995 in Oxford with the aim of empowering school staff working with children and young people with special needs to make music interactively with their pupils with severe and complex disabilities. The overwhelming and enthusiastic response to this project by both pupils and school staff suggested that a permanent staff training programme would be welcomed in schools across the UK and in December 1997, Soundabout was officially founded as an independent charity.

Since then, Soundabout has blossomed and is now a national charity that has pioneered the use of music, rhythm and sound to give disabled children and adults a voice, a way to express themselves and be listened to.

Our training programme in schools has continued to expand and develop around the specific needs of staff in SEN Schools and professionals who support people with severe learning disabilities. Training is delivered by our highly skilled Soundabout practitioners. Some of our practitioners also work as special needs teachers in schools and some are Music Therapists. However, all are highly skilled specialist practitioners with a national reputation for delivering unique in-classroom training.

In addition, we offer children, young people and adults along with their families and carers, regular community sessions which encourage absolutely everyone to take part in their own way, in a relaxed and friendly environment. Once again, all of these sessions are lead and developed by our highly skilled music practitioners.

Soundabout has choirs in Oxford, Bristol, Peterborough, Wiltshire and the West Midlands.

Caudwell Children

Caudwell Children

Website: https://www.caudwellchildren.com/

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 0345 300 1348

Address: Caudwell Children,  Caudwell International Children’s Centre, Innovation Way, Keele Science & Innovation Park, Newcastle-under-Lyme ST5 5NT

Our Aims are:

  • To change the futures of all disabled children providing access to the services, equipment, therapies and treatments they need.
  • To increase awareness and understanding of the needs of disabled children across the UK.
  • To enable disabled children to lead an active and independent life reaching their full potential.
  • To enable disabled children to lead ordinary lives

Services:

  • Family Support
  • Equipment
  • Treatment
  • Therapy
  • Support Breaks
  • Autism Support

Follow us on twitter @caudwellkids and Facebook @caudwellkids

Registered Charity Numbers: RCN 1079770, SC043874

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Telford Eagles Sitting Volleyball

Website: https://telfordvolleyballclub.weebly.com/

Email: [email protected]

Address: TCAT, Telford College (S Block), Haybridge Road, Wellington,Telford TF1 2NP

Contact information: 
  • Anna Mottershaw (Coach) 07815 992509
  • ​Pete Searle (Head Coach) 07722 284208
  • Paul Twitchell (Assistant Coach & Club Welfare Officer) 07854 056639 

The Eagles train on a Thursday evening 6 pm – 7 pm at TCAT Wellington in the S Block. 

Paul Twitchell as the Club Welfare Officer says  “I can offer assurance of a positive experience for players of all abilities and disabilities. I only ask for people who require specialist care to be accompanied for safety reasons”. 

Find us on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/groups/293469509562/

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Hive (The)

Website: https://www.hiveonline.org.uk/

Email: N/A

Contact Form: https://www.hiveonline.org.uk/contact

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

Dimensions

Dimensions-Autism Friendly Screenings

Website: https://www.dimensions-uk.org/get-involved/campaigns/autism-friendly-cinema-screenings/?dm_i=4S9P,4ZE7,27QN3J,H761,1

Email: N/A

Contact Form: https://www.dimensions-uk.org/get-involved/campaigns/autism-friendly-cinema-screenings/?dm_i=4S9P,4ZE7,27QN3J,H761,1

Telephone: 0300 303 9062

Address: N/A

We provide free national autism friendly training for all cinemas across the country. We also partner directly with ODEON, Cineworld, Vue, Showcase and Picturehouse to host autism friendly screenings at over 350 cinemas nationwide.

On Sunday mornings throughout the month, films suitable for all audiences are screened in a sensory friendly and inclusive environment.

Adjustments include

  • A relaxed environment where people understand the needs of children and families with autism
  • Lights left on low
  • Sound turned down
  • No trailers or advertisements (unless they are embedded in the film)
  • Staff trained in autism awareness
  • Disabled access
  • Chill out zone, where available
  • Freedom to move around and sit where you like
  • Bring your own food and drink
  • Free entry for carers with a valid CEA Card

 

Find us on Face Book @dimensionsUK and Twitter @DimensionsUK

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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.

Find us on Face Book and Twitter

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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.

 

Find us on Face Book @oswestrymeninsheds and Twitter

Registered Charity Number 1162139