Equal Adventure is the leading organisation for outdoor adventure, and as well as working directly with people with disabilities, shares its knowledge, experience, and positive approach to inclusion for all at conferences throughout the world.
It works with schools and special schools, tailoring outdoor activities and experiences to meet learning outcomes, recognising the unique requirements of each group and individual. For individuals and groups it provides outdoor activities and holidays for everyone to experience and enjoy, encouraging meaningful participation through a positive client-centred approach. And it provides expedition support for schools, groups and individuals who want to undertake self-supported adventures or journeys regardless of disability.
The Scottish Paraclimbing Club provides opportunities for those with additional support needs to get involved in climbing and progress in the sport. The club is being developed to create a paraclimbing community based at Edinburgh International Climbing Arena. It meets on a Thursday evening from 7 to 9pm and is supported by a network of volunteers to provide assistance to members in and around the climbing activities.
Edinburgh International Climbing Arena runs a 'Come and Try Paraclimbing' session on the same night as the club meets, which people interested in joining the club should attend first if they are new to climbing. During this session, qualified wall staff will be on-hand with access to specialist equipment to enable you to have a go at climbing. Call 0131 333 6305 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place.
If you are a competent climber interested in the club or are a competent climber who is supporting a paraclimber then you can come along to the club night and sign either yourself and/or a climber you are supporting in too. Get in touch at email@example.com
Paradventures is a Scottish registered charity based in Lanark, run by a small group to facilitate adventures and activities for disabled people. These include adventure holidays, daytrips and outdoor learning days in a variety of outdoor environments including forests, hills and mountains.
The charity runs residential adventures holidays for individuals, small groups, special needs schools with a variety of activities, project managing large events and preparing individual packages to cater for the needs of these individuals and groups.
Walk-ability is a charity which aims to ensure that everybody can enjoy time in the great Scottish outdoors, regardless of their physical abilities. They organise and lead guided walks throughout Scotland for a range of disabilities and experience levels, and maintain strong links with organisations such as the Stroke Association, Deafblind Scotland and Paradventures.
Walk-ability organises a walk near Aberdeen on the first Wednesday of every summer month. The schedule for 2018 includes Scolty on 4 April, Clachnaben on 2 May, and Bennachie on 6 June.
BackStrong Trust offers online information and support to those with spinal injuries and conditions, but no permanent neurological damage, therefore allowing them to walk. Often, those with such ‘invisible disabilities’ are overlooked and feel isolated as conditions are not easily seen nor understood. BackStrong aims to not only provide a caring, supportive network to those with spinal issues, but also help to educate family, friends and co-workers.BackStrong hosts Aberdeenshire support gatherings and walks the last Saturday of each month (apart from July and December).