Useful Links
Local

Queen Elizabeth School Leisure Centre

www.qe-leisure-centre.co.uk 

 

Volunteering in Dorset

www.volunteeringdorset.org.uk

Part of a national network of volunteer centres that help voluntary and community organisations recruit and manage their volunteers, and help people interested in volunteering to find interesting and enjoyable opportunities.

Sailing for the Disabled in Poole Harbour

www.poolesailability.org.uk

Poole Sailability welcomes anyone with a disability to enjoy active sailing in a friendly club environment during the summer months on the beautiful waters of Poole Harbour. Previous sailing experience is not necessary. We aim to accommodate most disabilities, but you should be able to board a boat unaided, or with limited physical assistance. 

Ellingham Water Ski and Wakeboard Club

www.ellinghamwaterski.co.uk

Introduces newcomers to the sport of water skiing who, due to their disability would not have previously considered the sport accessible. Amputees, blind, deaf, sufferers of partial paralysis, paraplegic other wheelchair users, people with Multiple Sclerosis and those with learning disabilities are all welcome.

Diverse Abilities

www.diverseabilities.org.uk

The only charity in Dorset that supports children and adults with profound physical and/or learning disabilities, and their families, through a range of services.

The Xchange

www.xchangeonline.co.uk

The news and information network for Dorset families with children who are disabled or have additional needs.

Cherry Tree Nursery

www.cherrytreenursery.org.uk

A charity based on horticulture providing meaningful occupation in a supportive environment, aiming to restore well-being to people with mental illness.

PRO Disability

www.prodisability.org.uk

Poole Rights Organisation on Disability.  Established in 2002 to promote rights of disabled people.

Epilepsy Support Group Poole & Bournemouth

Meetings are second Thursday of every month at United Reformed Church, Longfleet Road 7-9pm. Next door to BP Garage. Phone 01202 604564 or 01202 682119.

Dorset

www.dorsetforyou.com

Local information.

National

Swimming Teachers' Association

www.sta.co.uk

An independent swimming teaching and lifesaving organisation that delivers highest quality training in Swimming Teaching, Lifesaving, First Aid and Leisure Management.

Benefits and grants

www.turn2us.org.uk

A national charity that helps people in financial hardship gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and support services.

Sensory overload

www.householdquotes.co.uk/sensory.overload/

A comprehensive guide to sensory overload and how to make living with it a little easier. 

Disability

www.gov.uk

Government services and information.

 

Therapy Directory

www.therapy-directory.org.uk

Aims to connect visitors with the therapy professional most suited to their needs.  Promotes the benefits of complementary therapy and aims to give visitors all the information they need to help them make an informed decision about whether therapy would be right for them.

 

Cinema

www.ceacard.co.uk

The CEA Card allows you to obtain ONE free ticket for the person who is accompanying you to enable you to visit the cinema, by providing the assistance you require as a result of your disability, provided you purchase an applicable full price ticket for yourself for the same performance of the same film in the same auditorium. The free ticket is provided on the assumption that the person who accompanies you is able to provide you with appropriate assistance.

Charity Number 1162701

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