Tuesday, March 26, 2019

County Durham Disability Support Groups and Clubs

Find disabled social clubs, support groups, sports and advice sites located in County Durham by browsing this section of ABLEize and clicking on the websites highlighted below.  The hand picked sites here include help and advice groups for a range of disabilities as well disability sports and recreation for all such as fishing, horse riding, archery, swimming and much more.

Browse through the many County Durham locations including support groups for a range of disabilities and special needs, access information and so much more in Darlington, Durham, Chester-le-Street, Hartlepool and surrounding areas.

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Disabled and wheelchair friendly fishing lakes located on Aldin Grange Farm, Bearpark, Durham. Details of coarse and fly fishing with prices and details of accessible facilities.

Holds regular meeting and social activities for blind and vision impaired people. View details of their activities, membership and how to get involved. Meets at the North Road Methodist Church, North Road, Durham.

A free services to the blind and vision impaired people of County Durham. Includes details of audio copies of local newspapers, area events and more. Also offers details of how to become a volunteer.

Established in 1986 as a voluntary and charitable organisation led by disabled people.

Located in Chester le Street, Co. Durham and offering a support and help services to ME sufferers. Explains about the condition with support contacts.

The Durham voluntary diabetes support group is affiliated to Diabetes UK. Meets at the University Hospital of North Durham on the second Tuesday of the month. Site includes contact details.

Newton Aycliffe Down’s syndrome support group covering the areas of Northumberland, Tyneside, Wearside, Durham and Teesside. Offers details of activities and events with support contacts.

Catering for all abilities and offering session details and how to join. Based in Clay Lane, Durham.

Rub by Durham County Council providing advice, information and support to young, parent and adult carers. Also offers benefit and financial resources through their website.

A registered charity dedicated to supporting carers of the disabled and elderly throughout County Durham. Also find online information with direct dial telephone assistance for advice.

Details of accessible sports and recreational activities available in County Durham with information provided by Durham County Council. Includes downloadable guides.

Registered charity offering support, advice and social activities for the deaf and hearing impaired people of County Durham and Darlington.

Assisted swimming and water activities for all including those with back problems, limited sight, learning difficulties and mobility problems including wheelchair user. Sessions on most Mondays during school terms. Based in Durham City.

Accessible archers for the disabled and non-disabled of all abilities including wheelchair users. Based in Peterlee East Durham.

A friendly club that helps disabled people enjoy cycling by offering assistance and a range of accessible cycles and trikes. Holds regular rides at Chester-le-Street, Darlington and Gateshead Stadium. Includes contacts, images and details of their bikes.

A local support and self help group for families who have a child that suffers from Dyspraxia.

Provides a broad range of carers support and social services including young carers sessions, coffee mornings and benefit and mental health support and advice.

MS support group formed in 2009 with details and information relating to MS, Hartlepool support meetings and how to get in touch.

Based at the Holyoake Community Centre in Chester-le-Street and offering support, sports and social activities for anybody affected by brain injury. Includes details of future events, meetings and how to join in.

Special needs academy located in Easington, East Durham catering for disabled and special needs adults and children from the ages 2 to 19. Includes information for parents and carers, the curriculum and contacts to find out more.

Details of fly fishing suitable for many mobility impaired people located at Redworth, Darlington. Disabled accessible WC and free tea and coffee for anglers.

Ferry Hill based volunteer run charity supporting families with children with autism. View advice session details, children’s play and stay facilities and details of a number of activities offered in Durham.

Durham based ME/CFS support and social events group for sufferers and their families members and carers. Site includes ME/CFC facts, symptom details and available treatments.

Offering assisted inclusive swimming and water based activities in the Freeman’s Quay Leisure Centre, Durham. View session details and times and information about their competitive swimming options.

Offers horse riding for the disabled and special needs adult and child in Escomb, Bishop Auckland, County Durham. Check out the site for details of how to give riding a go or become a volunteer.

Holds regular disability arts groups nationally including at Chester-le-Street. View the site for full details, contacts and how to get involved in Durham.

Discover wheelchair basketball in County Durham with match details, training information and fixtures and how to get involved. The sport is open to both wheelchair and non-wheelchair users.


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