We work with any disability or health condition.


Most surgeries and clinics in Tower Hamlets and Hackney refer their patients to us on a regular basis because they understand the value of exercise for people with disabilities and long-term health conditions and they trust Ability Bow to support their patients safely and effectively.

We welcome referrals from:

  • GPs
  • Physiotherapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Other health professionals

If you are a Referrer or someone who would like to be referred, ring 0208 980 7778 for more details and download our referral form below.

New referrals are acknowledged within 5 working days by a phone call or letter to the patient. We advise each person of the wait time and talk to them about their expectations and any concerns they have. Wait times may vary.

We evaluate the benefit of the service on each person using a simple, subjective questionnaire based on the Goal Attainment Scale (GAS) with results recorded at the start of the programme and after 10 sessions.

Our organisation's Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) Compliance Statement: 

Ability Bow is committed to upholding equality and diversity standards in all that we do, striving to maintain and provide a fully accessible gym to our community, regardless of ability, age or ethnicity. An advantage of operating in a large multicultural community means Ability Bow can reflect and represent the people around us not just by those that use our service but by those it employs. We actively promote equality and diversity across the organisation, focussing on staff development and providing safeguards to ensure all employees and service users are treated with care and respect.
At Ability Bow, we review our equality and diversity, and our safeguarding policies regularly and make any and all changes necessary to continue to provide an inclusive and safe environment for our staff, service users and  our community.

Please also download our most recent Annual Report for a summary of our work in 2010-11.

If you are a Referrer or someone who would like access to Ability Bow forms and flyers you can download them just below and also find out more about our Exercise Referral Programme.

If you would like paper copies please let us know

Download our forms, leaflets and reports: