Organisation Contact Details

Organisation/Group Name
Avon Riding Centre for the Disabled Ltd
Telephone
Contact Person
Gemma Tizzard

Address

Address 1
Kings Weston Road
Address 2
Henbury
Town
Bristol
Postcode
BS10 7QT

Categories

Categories
Culture, Sports & Leisure Learning, Skills & Work Health and Well Being Community & Living

More About The Organisation

Organisation Details

About Us

The Avon Riding Centre is one of the largest purpose-built Horse Riding Centres for the Disabled in the UK. Disabled people can benefit from the opportunity to develop independence and happiness that learning to ride can bring. All ages from 4-70 years old are catered for with a wide range of different physical disabilities and learning difficulties. Places are offered following completion of application forms and individual assessment. A reduced fee is charged for riders with disabilities. Some able riders are also taken preferably with previous experience.

Opening Times

Are you open during term time?
Are you open during school holidays?
Opening Times
MondayRiding 5.30pm-7.30pm
TuesdayOffice 9am-5pm Riding 10am-3.30pm
WednesdayOffice 9am-5pm Riding 10am-3.30pm
ThursdayOffice 9am-5pm Riding 10am-3.30pm
FridayOffice 9am-5pm Riding 10am-3.30pm
SaturdayOffice 9am-4pm Riding 10am-2.30pm

Your Service

How do people access your service?
They can drop in They need a referral They make an appointment
Comments

All riders need a completed application form and are assessed (after period on a waiting list)and given a weekly session during term time. Regular attendance is essential for therapeutic benefit.

If referral then by whom? For example, Social Worker, School, Doctor, Self-referral?

Social Services, School, Doctor Self-referral. People can apply individually but need to have their application form signed by someone in the Medical Profession. Most referrals are from doctors, physiotherapists and occupational therapists.

Waiting Lists

Do you have a waiting list?
Yes
Comments

We are always over subscribed and have a waiting list of up to 6 months approximately most of the time. People still must apply.

Costs

Are there any costs to the user for your service?
Costs

We charge a fee of £8.50 per 45 minute session and ask for half a terms fees in advance. Able riders pay £20.00 per session and are billed monthly in advance.

Areas Serviced

Do you welcome people using your service from the Bristol area?
If Yes, do you welcome people from all areas of Bristol using your service?
Do you welcome people using your service from the South Gloucestershire area?
If Yes, do you welcome people from all areas of South Gloucestershire using your service?

Who can use your service

Age of Users
From 4 To 65
Who can use your service?

Children under 4 years old are probably too small in most cases. Adults aged 65 years plus and who are physically inactive may find riding too strenuous and tiring (decisions made on full assessment). Potential riders must have basic 'head control' and 'sitting balance'.

Policies and written documents

Have Policy
Child protection policy Equality of opportunity procedure and monitoring arrangements Complaints procedure Disciplinary and Grievance procedure Quality Assurance/Management System Health and Safety Policy/Statement Data Protection/Confidentiality Statement
Have Written Document
Child protection policy Equality of opportunity procedure and monitoring arrangements Complaints procedure Disciplinary and Grievance procedure Quality Assurance/Management System Health and Safety Policy/Statement Data Protection/Confidentiality Statement

Accessibility

Is your organisation close to public transport?
No
Is there a car park nearby?
No
Is there accessible parking on site?
No
Is there a pedestrian route?
No
Is it smooth and with dropped kerbs?
No
Are doors 900mm or more wide, with flat thresholds?
No
Do you have external ramps?
No
Do you have a lobby / porch area?
No
Can wheelchair users clear the outer door prior to opening the inner?
No
Are there interior automatic doors?
No
Are there wide unobstructed corridors (minimum 1200mm)?
No
Do you have a lift for wheelchair users?
No
Do you have internal ramps?
No
Do you have internal steps?
No
Do you have a visual / flashing fire alarm?
No
Do you have accessible toilets?
No
Do you have an accessible changing room with a changing bed and a hoist?
No
Do you have a quiet room or a quiet area?
No
Do you have an outdoors play area?
No
Is this safe and enclosed?
No
Are the outdoor areas well lit (for evening activities)?
No
Do you have a soft play area?
No
Do you have a sensory room or area?
No
Do you have an induction loop and / or radio mikes?
No

Policies and Training

Training

Child Protection (Safeguarding)
None
Behaviour Management
None
Administration of medicines
None
Inclusion/Equal Opportunities
None
Risk Assessment
None
Manual Handling
None
British Sign Language
None
Makaton
None
Enabling verbal and non verbal communication
None
Inclusive Play
None
Autism Awareness
None

Policies

Child Protection (Safeguarding)
No
Behaviour Management
No
Complaints
No
Intimate Care
No
Continence
No
Incident/Accident logs
No
Registration for sessions
No
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