Useful Links

wheelchair service This page contains useful links and information that you may find of interest.

‘Your Circle’ provides information and advice to help people to stay independent, safe and well in Gloucestershire.

National Star College

Provides specialist further education, training, person development and residential services for people with disabilities and acquired brain injuries.

 The Willow trust

Provides relaxing and inspiring days on the waters of the Gloucester – Sharpness Canal for disabled and seriously ill children and their carers.

Going the extra mile GEM:

The Going the Extra Mile (GEM) Project aims to engage with and support Gloucestershire’s hardest-to-reach, most vulnerable unemployed and financially-excluded people, who face multiple barriers to work.

National Rail – Information for disabled rail passengers:

Information for attractions, accommodation and facilities in Gloucester:

Local bus services:

For information about accessibility and buses contact the major bus operators in Gloucestershire which include the following:

Stagecoach West     Pulhams Coaches     Marchants Coaches     Bennetts Coaches     Swanbrook Coaches

Free concessionary bus pass:

Residents of Gloucesterhire who are of pensionable age, or residents who are disabled and/or cannot drive for medical reasons, are entitled to free off-peak travel on local buses anywhere in England.

Apply for a Blue Badge – Gloucestershire County Council:

Card to ensure a complimentary ticket for the disabled person’s companion when visiting the cinema

Motor Neurone Disease Association – Gloucestershire Branch: 

Cotswold RDA Riding for the Disabled Association:

Barnwood Trust is dedicated to supporting the people of Gloucestershire by providing help for those who are living with complex disabilities, including dementia.

Building Circles in Gloucestershire, supporting adults with learning disabilities.

Heart Children Gloucestershire supports local families who have children with heart conditions. They have a Facebook page.

Parkinson’s UK. This is your national site. Can find your local group on this site.

Cheltenham Archers They support people with disabilities to take part.

Gloucester MS Information & Therapy Centre

They provide information & Therapy and will also help you to complete the Personal Wheelchair Support Plan.

Gloucester Athletic Club They have a developing squad of wheelchair athletes and have scope for many more.

Gloucester Blazers Wheelchair Basketball Club:

Leonard Cheshire Disability – Gloucestershire Wheels for All project – Inclusive cycling sessions.

GL1 Swim School GL1 offers one-to-one swim sessions and an inclusive and disability-specific learn to swim programme. This programme caters for children of all abilities. We also work with Gloucester City Swimming Club as a pathway for any children wishing to pursue their swimming further. For more information please contact 01452 396666.

Headway Gloucestershire Working to improve life after brain injury.

Gloucester Disabled Skiing – Our aim is to increase awareness and accessability to skiing for disabled people of any age.

Carers Gloucestershire Support for carers:

Oxstalls Sports Park – Disabled tennis sessions available at the Tennis Centre: Telephone: 01452 396969

TwoCan inclusive theatre

Local offer/glosfamilies directory – A directory of services for young people with a disability and their families.

Transition to adult services – Ready Steady Go

Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust

On your mind – Helping young people in Gloucestershire cope with life’s ups and downs.

Healthwatch Gloucestershire – Your spotlight on local services.

NHS Choices – Mobility Equipment

Gloucestershire Drop In Centres – Places where you can get advice and support to live independently.

Gloucester Community Toilet Scheme

SPOKAN
Supporting parents of kids with additional needs. The Tewkesbury group have a facebook page.

Children and Families Help Desk   01452 426565

Adult Social Care Help Desk  01452 426868

Useful guides for wheelchair users’

These films are made by Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust

A beginner’s guide to NHS wheelchairs – Part 1 The Parts of a Wheelchair: Published 20th June 2013

A beginner’s guide to NHS wheelchairs – Part 2 Using a Wheelchair: Published 21st June 2013

A beginner’s guide to NHS wheelchairs – Part 4 Maintenance: Published on 21 Jun 2013

A beginner’s guide to NHS wheelchairs – Part 5 Your NHS Wheelchair: Published on 21 Jun 2013