Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Essex Disabled Support Groups and Social Clubs

Find Essex based clubs and groups offering support, sports and social events and meetings for wheelchair users, mental health groups, stroke deaf and blind clubs as well as other disabilities like amputee, autistic spectrum, cerebral palsy, learning difficulties and head injuries in all areas of Essex including Colchester, Chelmsford, Brentwood etc.

ABLEize lists the largest collection of disabled clubs and groups in the UK in these county sections, websites and social media pages highlighted below include Essex disability sports clubs and sporting activities as well as a number of social groups listed below.  Details of Southend disability clubs and resources are listed separately and can be found by clicking the highlighted link below.

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Active Essex: Disability Sport

Details of a number of sports and recreational activities for the disabled in Essex including angling, athletics, basketball, boccia and cricket along with location details and how to make contact or take up one of the many disability sports in your area.

Autism Anglia

Colchester based autism support group offering fact sheets, social activities and help for children, families and carers.

Barrow Farm

Horse riding and carriage driving for disabled children and adults in Chelmsford. Member of Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA).

Basildon Community Transport Services

A registered Basildon covering the areas of Billericay, Basildon and Wickford and offering accessible transport services for the disabled, wheelchair users and the eldely as well as providing toe cutting services.

Basildon Saturday Club

Enjoy a range of fun, games, sports and social club activites in Basildon for adults and children with a learning disability. Find contacts, images and club dates via the website.

Beanstalk Children’s Therapy

Writtle, Chelmsford based therapy centre providing specialised education and treatment for special needs children including sensory intergration therapy and therapeutic listening.

Brook Farm Fishery

Located in Navestock, Nr Romford offering disabled anglers full access to all swims by vehicle if required as well as having wheelchair accessible swims offering easy access.

Chelmsford ADHD Support Group

A volunteer run group providing support to Essex families with children with ADHD. Includes details of meetings with online information and how to join.

Chigwell Riding Trust For Special Needs

Established for more than 50 years and providing horse riding instruction to people of all ages and abilities and special needs.

Colchester Gateway Club

Colchester social club for the disabled and those with special needs. Includes details of the twice weekly clubs plus a nearby club in Clacton on Sea.

Colchester ME Self Help Group

Providing information, resources and advice to anybody suffering with ME in Colchester and the surrounding areas. Includes details of local events.

Colchester Phoenix Swimming Club

Provides assisted swimming at Colchester Leisure World for people with disabilities and special needs. Also offers a range of water-based activities and sports.

Colchester Utd Deaf FC

A busy deaf football club formed in 2004. Site offers team details and images with results and joining information.

Dance 21

Based in Chelmsford and providing high class dance sessions and training to young people with Down Syndrome. Check out images, video clips and joining information.

Diabetes UK Brentwood

Support and social centre for diabetics in Brentwood offering advice, support and get-togethers once a month at Doddington Rd.

Dial Basildon and South Essex

Providing information, support and advice to anybody with a disability, their family or carers in Basildon, Brentwood, Castle Point, Rochford and Thurrock areas of Essex.


Colchester disability sports organisation with details of a range of sporting activities to get involved in such as wheelchair football, boccia, athletics and table tennis.

Essex Coalition of Disabled People

An organisation run by and for disabled people in Essex. Details of support services, social meetings and how to join.

Essex Disabled Angling Club

Details of accessible fishing lakes in Essex for wheelchair users and others with a range of disabilities. Includes how to volunteer assistance to the disabled angler with lake images and club contacts.

Essex FA: Disability

An Essex based Soccability club dedicated to providing match play and coaching for the disabled in football including wheelchair powerball. Site offers club details and information for anybody wanting to enjoy football whatever their disability.

Essex Sight

Frinton-on-Sea charity helping the blind and vision impaired and offering details of social clubs and activities across Essex and how to get involved.


Assists with a wide range of disability services for Essex families including short and respite breaks, child care services and information for all disabilities. Chelmsford based.

Families In Focus

An independent parent led charity supplying support to families of children with a disability or special needs. Provides events details, helpling and how to get involved. Chelmsford based.

Grapevine Essex

Billericay based charity offering social and recreational activities to adults with learning disabilities including trips, dance and educational experiences. View their programme of Essex based events.

Havering Association for People with Disabilities

Organises a range of activities, courses and events for disabled people, their family and carers including camera club, family history group, gardening and computer services. Includes contact details.

Havering Mind

Provides advice and support to people within Havering and surround Essex locations with mental health problems including assisting, supporting and providing information to parents and carers. Also offers befriending and carers support.

Headway Essex

A day centre and support group for brain injury people and those suffering head injury. View the resources available and how to get involved. Colchester based.


Providing emotional support and well-being as well as opportunities and social activities for adults and teens in Essex with disabilities. View their mission statement and how to get involved.

Oakfield Archers

Achery club with disabled access and facilities with locations in Ilford and Hainult catering for archers of all ages and abilities. Bow types include recurve, compound and longbow. Includes club details and how to give archery a go.

Oaklakes Fisheries Southminster

Offers freshwater Carp, Tench, Roach, Rudd, Perch, Bream, Gudgeon, Catfish and Pike fishing with wheelchair accessible swims. Check out the lakes with day ticket details and contacts. Southminster.

Panathlon Challenge

A national disability sports charity providing sporting opportunities and activities for more than 10,000 disabled people each year. Based in Stansted, Essex.

Romford Autistic Group Support

Supporting families with an autistic child with leisure facilities, support, sports and activities. Also offers a parents drop in centre.

Romford Rifle and Pistol Club

Wheelchair accessible club for juniors to seniors to enjoy shooting as an activity with indoor facilities including accessible disabled WC facilities. Gidea Park, Romford Essex.


Brentwood Special Needs and Parents group offering support, activies, training and social activities for special needs children and their parents. Has a multi sensory room and specialist IT suite, library and other facilities.

Special Olympics Essex

Runs a range of sports activities for people in areas of Essex with learning disabilities including swimming, cricket, football, athletics and bowls. Check out the site for full event details and how to get involved.

Sugarloaf RDA

Orsett, Essex riding for the disabled centre offering safe and assisted riding sessions as well as volunteering opportunities. Check out the site for details of how to get involved.

Support 4 Sight

Saffron Walden visually impaired support and social centre open Mon-Fri. Also provides a deliver service of visual aids, a telephone care-line etc.

Supporting Asperger Families in Essex

SAFE is in Essex-based support group for anybody affected by Asperger Syndrome (AS). Site offers help and support details with information about local activities, fundraising events and how to get involved.