Monday, April 22, 2024

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

Colchester based autism support group offering fact sheets, social activities and help for children, families and carers affected by autism. Includes details of training and how to get your child diagnosed.

Provides advice, information and support for carers of the disabled and elderly in the areas of Barking and Dagenham. Site offers online help and resources, events details and a dedicated support helpline.

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.

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

Located in BRentwood offering social meetings and events for stroke victoms and carers, includes contacts, dates and how to join.

Delivers free audio news by post to Colchester blind and visually impaired people as well as downloadable via their website. Devices for use by memory stick are also supplied free. Site explains the scheme, its history and how to apply or become a volunteer.

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.

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

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.

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 parent run dyslexia support and assessment organisation. Includes online resources for parents of dyslexic children as well as dedicated information aimed at kids. Includes related links of interest.

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.

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.

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.

Accessible camera and photography club with a range of members with disabilities. Holds regular meetings, competitions and events. Located in Ramsey just outside Dovercourt.

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.

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.

Chelmsford based online support and resource library for people with learning disabilities, their family and carers. Includes details of items and product available on free loan.

Trampolining for fun as well as providing rebound therapy sessions for the disabled and those with special needs. Includes details of taster sessions. Warley, Brentwood.

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

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.

Campaigns to help improve the care offered to people with epilepsy and offers online first aid tips with details of future events. Covers the areas of Castle Point, Basildon and Southend.

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.