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Action for Blind People

Information & services for people with visual impairments.

Action for ME

Info & support to people with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis.


Advicenow brings together the best information on the law and your rights

from a wide range of advice and information services.

Age UK

National body of Age UK groups


Education and Research Trust

Research and information about AIDS and HIV

All About Giving

Advice for all forms of charitable giving and donations

Alzheimer’s Society

For people with Alzheimer and their families


ARCOS a registered charity working for children and adults who have eating and drinking and/or communication difficulties.

Arthritis Care

Support for all people with arthritis

Arthritis Research Campaign

Research, education & fundraising for arthritis & rheumatism issues

Association of Young People with ME

Support and encouragement group

AUTISM Independent UK

Support, Information and advice


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Back Care

Helps people manage and prevent back pain


Information about equipment and services

British Council of Disabled People

Supports organisations run by disabled people

British Deaf Association

Representing needs of profoundly deaf people

British Dyslexia Association

Representing children and adults with Dyslexia

British Epilepsy Association

For people with epilepsy

British Heart Foundation

Support to heart patients and their families

British Institute of Learning Disabilities

For those working with learning disabled people

British Liver Trust

Those with liver disease, their families & carers

British Red Cross Society

Depots to provide urgent short loan medical equipment.

Brittle Bone Society

Information and advice


Catch Up (Co-operative Action to Change and Hurry Up


Information and advice centre in Llanelli


Emotional support and information on cancer

Caring for someone on Directgov

Carers UK

Support, information and advice for carers

Centre for Accessible Environments

Promotes accessible built environments

Challenging Arthritis

Self management programme for arthritis sufferers


Free helpline for children in danger or distress

Child Poverty Action Group

Relief of poverty among children & families

Child Support Agency

Information on child maintenance assessment

Children with Leukaemia

Information and advice

Citizens Advice

The national network of Citizens Advice

Colon Cancer Concern

Information and advice

Community Legal Service Direct

For free quality legal help and information.

National helpline (England & Wales only) 0845 345 4 345 specialist advice

on benefits and tax credits, debt, education, employment and housing

Counsel and Care for the Elderly

Information and advice

Counselling Directory

Support network of UK counsellors and psychotherapists

Contact the Elderly

Information and advice

Cystic Fibrosis Trust

Information and advice


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Deafblind UK

For those with dual sensory impairment

Department for Education and Employment

Achieving full potential through education, training, and work

Department of Transport

Access for Disabled People.

Depression Alliance Wales

Help and information for carers in Wales

Diabetes UK

For people with diabetes

Dementia Relief

Specialist support service for Carers of people suffering from Alzheimer’s

Directory of Social Change

Publications and training for the voluntary sector


Government disability information all in one place

Disability Alliance (DA)

Services include the provision of advice, information, campaign work,

research and training.

The Disability Debate – shaping the future

DRC Campaign

Disability Discrimination Act Helpline

Help and information service

Disabled Parents Network

Disabled Parents Network (DPN) is a national organisation of and for disabled

people who are parents or who hope to become parents, and their families,

friends and supporters.

Disability Resource Team

Transcription and disability equality training

Disability Rights Commission Helpline

Information on the DDA

Disabled Drivers Association

Represents the needs of disabled drivers

Disabled Living Foundation

Provides information & advice about equipment


(Disability Information Services)

A directory if disability Services

Down’s Syndrome Association

For people with Downs Syndrome and families


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Employment and Support Allowance

This guide to Employment and Support Allowance aims to support the work of advisers, customer representative groups and healthcare professionals. It is suitable for use by anyone who wants indepth information or products to support their own communications.

Enable Holidays

Enable Holidays is the first mainstream tour operator to offer a specially

selected, personally audited range of overseas resorts and holiday accommodation

to meet the needs of people with mobility impairments.

Enable Date

International friendship/dating/contact service for people with disabilities and anybody else

looking for new friends.

Equality British

Equality Britain is dedicated to promoting opportunities in employment, education and housing to people from all sections of the community”

EQUIP – Electronic Quality Information for Patients

Quality information for patients and their carers


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The Family Fund

The Family Fund gives grants to lower income families with severely disabled children for things that make life easier and more enjoyable.

Free Lawyer

Free legal advice


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Haemophilia Society

Information and help for people with Haemophilia & their families

Headway – The Brain Injury Association

For people with head injuries and their families

Housing Care

Helping with housing needs for the elderly

Huntingdons Disease Association

Information and advice


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Incapacity Benefit

A guide for visually impaired people (Acton for blind people)

International Blind Sport Association

Information Service


Mentoring/advice programme for disabled students


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JMU Access Partnership

Pan disability consultancy

Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Extensive programme of research & development


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Keeping children safe from abuse and bullying


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Legal Update for Voluntary Organisations

Information and advice

Listening Books

A postal audio book library

Lottery Good Causes

A guide to lottery funding of good causes


National federation of families with visually impaired children

Lymphoma Association

Support for people with Hodgkin sons disease


Marie Curie Cancer Care

ME Association

Information, training and research resource for ME/CFS, throughout the



For people with learning disabilities & their families


Promoting mental health


Support, information and advice on mental health issues

Mobility Market

The Mobility Market is a low-cost way for private individuals to buy &

sell surplus/used mobility aids.


Information and advice in community languages

Multiple Sclerosis Society

For people with Multiple Sclerosis

Muscular Dystrophy Campaign

For people with Muscular Dystrophy & their families


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National Association for Special Educational Needs

For people with exceptional learning needs

National Autistic Society [UK]

For people with autism & their carers

National Centre for Volunteering

Supports and develops volunteering in England

National Consumer Council

Representing consumer interests

National Council for Voluntary Organisations

Champions the voluntary sector in England

National Kidney Federation

Devoted to the welfare of kidney patients

National Library for the Blind

Talking books for the partially sighted and blind

Neurofibromatosis Association

Information and advice


National register of Consultants /Building auditors

National Society for Epilepsy

Support organisation service provider for people with epilepsy


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Pharmacy 2 u

Online pharmacy centre


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Working with and for disabled people

Rare Disorders Alliance UK

Information for people with rare disorders


Arranging voluntary placements for experienced professionals


Organisation of disabled lesbians and gay men

Restricted growth association

Self help group


Researches products and services for disabled and elderly consumers


Welfare rights for advice workers

Royal National College for the blind

The UK’s leading residential college for people (16+) who are blind

or partially sighted


Directory of services for the blind

Royal National Institute for Deaf People

To improve the quality of life for all people with hearing impairments

Royal National Institute for the Blind

For visually impaired and blind people

RNIB College Loughborough

RNIB College Loughborough works with partners so that young people and adults

with disabilities can develop the skills and personal qualities needed to

progress in life


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Provides emotional support for people in crisis


Scope: About cerebral palsy. For disabled people achieving equality. Logo links to homepage

For people with Cerebral Palsy & carers


Support for deafblind people of all ages

Self Help UK

Self Help UK provides a searchable database of over 1,000 self help organisations

and support groups across the UK that offer support, guidance and advice to

patients, carers and their relatives

Service Source Network (US Organistaion)

Provides job training and support services to more than 10,000 people with disabilities. In ten states from Colorado to Delaware and Florida to the District of Columbia.

Sickle Cell Society

Information and support for people suffering with Sickle Cell


Disability Chat forum

Spinal Injuries Association

For people with spinal injuries

Stationery Office Publications Centre

Source of government and official publicationsin the UK

Stroke Association

For people who have had strokes & their families


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Talking Newspaper Association UK

Up to date news for the blind and visually impaired

Terrence Higgins Trust Lighthouse

For anyone concerned about HIV and AIDS

The Pituitary Foundation

Providing information for people with pituitary problems


Information resources for people working with the visually impaired


Independent charity that helps people access the money available to them – through welfare benefits, grants and other help.


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National disability charity which provides breaks for disabled and visually

impaired people and their carers.



Whizz-Kidz is a national charity that provides customised mobility equipment

to disabled children and young people to increase their independence and improve

the quality of life for them and their families. Whizz-Kidz is also dedicated

to providing help and advice to the children and their families and raising

awareness of mobility-related issues through national campaigning.


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