Links

Active-8 Cornwall, the other Active8, is a separate organisation - http://www.activecornwall.co.uk  ' A simple- to-use website for some of the very  best holiday activities in Cornwall. Horse Riding, Canoeing, Wet  & Wild days, Coasteering, Surfing, Deep Sea Fishing, and much  more.'   
        
Activity providers we use and have found are inclusive.

Quad world http://www.quadworld.co.uk   A welcoming, genuinely inclusive place to start quad biking.

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award http://www.dofe.org     DofE gives all young people the chance to
develop skills for work and life, fulfil their potential and have a brighter future.

Mobius http://www.mobiusonline.co.uk    Kite school. Everything from learning to fly a big kite to flying along underneath one!

WheelFever   http://wheelfeverprojects.co.uk    An inclusive community dance project offering a comprehensive dance programme for disabled and non-disabled children and young people up to age 25.

Adrenalin Quarry www.adrenalinquarry.co.uk  A long high zip wire across a flooded quarry,
scary but thrilling. No adaptations, just goodwill.

Siblyback (South West Lakes Trust) http://www.swlakestrust.org.uk/lakes-and-facilities/the-lakes/siblyback-lake    Sailing, canoeing, windsurfing, Tramper for hire to go round the lake path, hoist on the
pontoon, accessible boats, fishing platforms. A great place to play.

BF Adventure http://www.bfadventure.org/   BF Adventure helps disadvantaged and disabled children and adults in Cornwall to believe in themselves and gain skills and accreditations to succeed at school or to find employment.

Cornwall Outdoors http://cornwalloutdoors.org/  Operates seven residential centres in Cornwall and raises achievement and aspiration through adventure and outdoor learning.

The Bruce Trust  www.brucetrust.org.uk/   Narrow-boats for holidays on the Kennet and Avon
Canal, adapted so that wheelchair users can take an active part in managing the boat.

Calvert Trust Exmoor www.calvert-trust.org.uk/exmoor  A place for whole families or young adults to find outdoor activities they can enjoy together, and good hospitality too.

Organisations and people who have helped Active8.

Echo Centre  www.echocentre.co.uk    Promoting independence for adults with physical disabilities in East Cornwall.

West Cornwall Youth Trust  http://www.westcornwallyouthtrust.org/index.html    Funders of young people's groups in West Cornwall.

The Clare Milne Trust  http://www.claremilnetrust.com , funding disabled people's organisations in the South-West.

Cornwall youth work partnership (CYWP)  http://www.cywp.org.uk.   Active8 is a member of CYWP, which unites voluntary and community sector youth organisations in Cornwall and Scilly.

Young People Cornwall   http://www.youngpeoplecornwall.org    For young people growing up in Cornwall: includes mental health support, anti-bullying initiatives, and providing stimulating places to hang out.   Zebs, where Active8 has office space, is part of this.

Volunteer Cornwall  http://www.volunteercornwall.org.uk   Matches volunteers with projects, community transport service (now with an accessible vehicle), and training for volunteers.

Liveability http://www.livability.org.uk  Locally, wsearle(@)livability.org.uk . A Christian disability charity which runs services for adults and children, focussing on choice and independence.

Council for Disabled Children  http://www.councilfordisabledchildren.org.uk   Umbrella body for the disabled children's sector in England, with links to other UK nations.


HFE Signs https://www.hfe-signs.co.uk/charity.php  Makes banners and publicity items: design service and great offers for charities.


Help, advice and information.
Cornwall Council's 'children with disabilities' web page   http://www.cornwall.gov.uk/default.aspx?page=28156

Family Information Service   http://www.cornwallfisdirectory.org.uk   An excellent online directory of family services in Corwall, and telephone help too.

Cornwall Mobility Centre  http://www.cornwallmobilitycentre.co.uk  Driving Assessments, simulator, tuition in a drive-from-wheelchair vehicle.

Disability Cornwall http://www.disabilitycornwall.org.uk   A user-led disabled people's organisation for all of Cornwall, providing services and DIAL advice line.

Housing Register  http://www.cornwall.gov.uk/default.aspx?page=23049  Apply for social housing or complete the Enhanced Housing Options questionnaire to check other options available.

BROOK  http://www.brook.org.uk   Brook centres offer free and confidential sexual health advice and contraception to young people under 25.

SHARE   Information, advice, counselling and mentoring for young people. Tel. 01208 265777.

Whizz-Kidz  http://www.whizz-kidz.org.uk   Whizz-Kidz provides disabled children with  wheelchairs and mobility training to lead fun and active childhoods.

ChildLine   http://www.childline.org.uk    ChildLine 0800 1111 is the UK’s free, confidential helpline for children and young people.

Sport

Wheelpower    http://www.wheelpower.org.uk   The national organisation for wheelchair sport in the U.K.: find disabled-friendly sports clubs, camps, training, and In2sport camps for those aged 18-30 with a physical impairment who want to try new sports.

Cornwall Sports Partnership  http://www.cornwallsportspartnership.co.uk/disability-sport   A website to find disability sports opportunities throughout Cornwall, including wheelchair racing, tennis, basketball.  

West Country Hawks  http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/westcountryhawks  Wheechair rugby in Plymouth.

Celtic Storm  http://www.celticstorm.org.uk/   Cornwall's powerchair football club.

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