Charity information


CanalAbiity is a registered charity which provides fully adapted and accessible canal boats to enable people with disabilities to enjoy relaxing, and uplifting, holidays and day trips on the river.

Founded 1989

  • Mission statement

    Our vision is to facilitate "totally independent boating on the inland waterways for people with any disability", whereby a crew comprising solely of people with disabilities are able to cruise the inland waterways and attain the same benefits, enjoyment and achievements available to able bodied boaters.

  • Aims

    CanalAbility aims to:

    • To enable people with any disability to undertake boating activities in order to benefit from the spiritual and mental well being achieved by being on the river.
    • To empower people with disability or disadvantage to achievements and aspirations not otherwise available.
    • To encourage an appreciation and understanding of the river and its environment amongst the disabled and community groups for whom this experience would otherwise be difficult or impossible to achieve
    • To build confidence, motivation, personal development and teamwork through boating activities for both service users and our volunteer team.
  • Overview

    Established: January 1989

    Registered Charity Number: 1108452

    Board members: 8

    Part time staff: 6

    Volunteers: 110

    Phone number: 01279 424444

    Address: Lock View Burnt Mill Lane Harlow CM20 2QS

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